Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Year 4!

Hello and welcome to Year 4. We are looking forward to the final term of this school year. A perfect time of year to nurture our flowering plants which are really brightening up the school environment. With the warmer weather and drier field, where possible we walk/run our Daily Mile. This term, we will be exploring and learning about Rivers around the world - a great geography topic! Using the new chrome books, we will creating our own interactive choice stories using MS powerpoint using action boxes and hyperlinks. 

In Year 4,  the school values (REACH) and John 10:10 'Living life to the full' are at the heart of our school day. We are encouraged to be the best version of ourselves, embrace new learning opportunities and value collaboration. Expectations in Year 4 are extremely high: impeccable behaviour, hard work, learning from our mistakes, showing kindness and respect to others as well as a willingness to try everything, all help to support us to be our best.

In Year 4, we are supported by:

  • Mrs S Alley-Mohindra - Class teacher (Reading & Library Lead; PE and Sports Lead)
  • Mrs C Turney - Teaching Assistant Mrs Hobbs - HLTA
  • Ms Hall and Mrs Webb - Learning support assistant (job share)

We will use our online learning platform: SeeSaw to post photos, videos and messages to our journals thus creating lovely sharing opportunities. As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact either of us via the school office or via SeeSaw messages. 

Timetable

Maths and English (including spelling) are daily lessons

Day Activity
Monday Reading & PE (with teacher)
Tuesday Reading & Topic/Computing
Wednesday Reading & Science or Re or Art
Thursday PE (with Complete Coaching) & Spanish
Friday Reading & PSHE

 

Enjoying Reading

Year 4 is all about enjoying reading, now that we have mastered the skill of reading. We have lots of books in book corner, which our book corner monitors keep lovely and tidy. We visit our amazing library every other week and are learning to use the new 'easy to use' library system. We have opportunity to read every day either by ourselves, together as a class or listen to story time. 

This school year, we have already read the following amazing books:

Anisha, Accidental Detective - Serena Patel

Land of Roar - Jenny Mclachan

Peanut Jones and The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

We are now reading:  Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland and The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

Diary Dates: Summer Term 2022

28 April - 10th Anniversary Daily Mile

13 May - LifeBus Virtual Workshop

16 - 24 May - Summer term assessment week

26 May - Jubilee Tea Party

13 - 17 June - Multiplication Tables Check

20 - 24 June - Enterprise Week

28 June - Sports Day

11 July - Summer Reading Challenge Assembly

 

Important Information

  • PE sessions are Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. During Monday morning PE lessons, we will be learning skills for Netball, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics.
  • Thursday afternoon lessons will be provided by Mr Jones from Complete Coaching. These sessions focus on game play and game awareness as well as improving personal fitness.

All Year 4 children will be eating lunch back in the hall.

We still encourage the use of our hand sanitising station within our classroom and regular hand washing to maintain 

Reading books will be able to come home daily and changed as required. Library visits are fortnightly on a Tuesday.

YEAR 4 TIMES TABLES and division FACTS: there continues to be a real push on learning all times tables and division facts; and being able to recall at speed in preparation for the national times tables assessment in June 2022. 

 

Home Learning

In Year 4 practicing our core skills (reading, spelling, times tables and number fluency) is important and really does help to fix facts and skills into our memory. Each week tasks are set via our online learning platform 'SeeSaw'. Tasks are available from Wednesday and should be completed by Monday. As an added incentive, housepoints are awarded for completion. 

Termly Home work Grids

Each term, a home work grid is made available on SeeSaw. There are a range of tasks to choice from that are broader and often more creative in nature. At the end of term, we host a show and tell afternoon to showcase our creativity with our peers.