Year 4 Summer Term
Welcome back to our final term of Year 4. The time has gone so quickly!
Hopefully this term will see us getting back to something which is a little more 'normal'. We will still be following social distancing rules and we will still be having staggered break and lunch times to help to minimise potential risks. If we should find ourselves unfortunate enough to have a bubble closure, all home learning will be accessible daily on ClassDojo and Google Classroom. Class work packs will also be available from the front office.
This term is going to be a very busy one with lots of exciting learning ahead. Our first topic, ‘Rivers’ will take us on a learning journey to discover all the different components of a river. During this topic we will learn all about how the landscapes are changed due to rivers. Our second topic will take us back in time to the Roman era. We will learn all about how Romans lived, fought and survived.
Our literacy work will be a mixture of writing narratives in different settings, looking at a variety of non-fiction writing including non-chronological reports and explanation texts, in addition to poetry. In maths we will be building on our previous knowledge, covering a range of topics including fractions, decimals, properties of shapes and statistics. We are continuing to work hard at learning multiplication and division facts. Please assist your child in their learning by encouraging them to use Times Tables Rock Stars as often as possible.
Swimming will continue until the end of the year and therefore children will still need full kit every Wednesday. P.E lessons will take place every Monday, so it is vital for everyone to remember to bring their P.E kits (black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps or trainers) so that we are ready for each lesson. May I also please ask for parents to support our uniform policy and ensure that children are wearing the correct footwear (black school shoes, NOT trainers).
Music lessons will take place every Tuesday, so recorders need to be in school each week.
Finally, we are continuing our learning at Forest School and in cooking lessons. The groups will swap, so if your child has currently been going to forest school, after Easter they will have cooking lessons, and vice versa. Details will be sent to parents regarding forest school dates and clothing requirements.
If there are any questions about this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Weilding Year 4 Teacher
Year 4 Home Learning - January 2021
Most of you will again be learning at home. I will post learning activities onto the Y4 Learning Padlet for each week, and send out a reminder of the day's activities on our Class Dojo page every day.
Try to do some Maths, English and Reading every day. This is important so you still learn new things!
Even if you have the paper learning packs, have a look on the Padlet as there are lots of art, music, PE and other fun things to do on there that you don't need a tablet or computer to do.
Click here for the Learning Padlet:
And although sometimes it it hard to keep learning at home, try some of these to keep you motivated:
Our classroom may be set out a little differently than usual, and we've had to get used to some new routines, but the children are all working hard and learning lots!
Please read the welcome letter below for all information regarding lessons, homework, swimming etc.
Monday - Maths
To be returned on Tuesday.
To be returned on Thursday.
Friday - spellings to learn for a test the following Friday and times tables to practise for a test the following Wednesday.
I also encourage the children to log in to Times Tables Rock Stars as often as possible to practise their multiplication facts too.
At Arundale Primary, we firmly believe that children's mental health and wellbeing is vital to their development and learning. We undertake lots of activities to support us in this area. Here are some of the things we have done in Year 4 so far this year:
The children made these simple poppies to make this wonderful display as part of our Remembrance Day activities, as we thought about the many men and women who gave so much for our country.
In Year 4 we celebrate the many successes we have in class! We are proud of the work we do, and we like to celebrate our achievements. This includes Star of the Week, Student of the Day, Times Tables Superstars, Spellings Stars, PE Champions and Swimmer of the Week - to name a few!
Have a look at some of our many great achievements and examples of great work up on our WOW wall.
Tuesday - recorders in school please
Monday - Please make sure you bring the correct kit every week. (Black pumps, white t shirt and black shorts. No earrings.)
Wednesday - tight fitting swimming trunks for boys and costumes/ swimming caps for girls. No earrings
Will begin February 2021
If we have to close the class and switch to online learning, please follow the link below to the Year 4 Weekly Activities Padlet. This is updated on a weekly basis with lessons and activities: