Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Year 4 - a new school term!

Hello and welcome to Year 4. It is going to be a brilliant year of learning, opportunity and fun as we take small steps to returning to pre-pandemic schWe start the year with an awesome topic inspired by the Ancient Mayans incorporating a study of Mexico, self belief and Buddhist approach to happiness.

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 started to read the following:

Anisha, Accidental Detective - Serena Patel

Land of Roar - Jenny Mclachan

Coming next:

Peanut Jones and The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Diary Dates: Autumn Term 2021

October: Black History Awareness Month

4th Oct: Live virtual author visit with Rob Biddulph

6th Oct: Cross Country team time trial

10th Oct: PTA sponsored swim

20th Oct: Y4 Tag Rugby skills Festival

22nd Oct: INSET DAY

2&3 Nov: Zoom parent meetings

9th Nov: Individual school photos (look your best)

12th Nov: Y4-Y6 Cross Country Event

15-19 Nov: Anti-Bullying Week

Important Information

  • PE days Monday and Thursday afternoons. During Monday morning PE lessons, we will be improving our co-ordination skills and fitness. plus finding our dance groove.
  • 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 have a hand sanitising station within our classroom and regular hand washing will be encouraged.

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 2022. 

 

Weekly Home Learning is available on Seesaw from Wednesday and be completed and uploaded by Monday before school. Housepoints are awarded for completion.