Welcome to Year 4
Mrs C. Mann (Class Teacher Mon-Wed)
Miss D. Jones (Class Teacher Wed-Fri)
Mrs Khan (TA Mon-Wed)
Mrs Forshaw (TA Wed-Fri)
Mrs Cooper (PPA Cover Wed PM)
Robin Hood Class
Mrs N. Arnall
Mrs Coleman/Mrs Duffy (PPA Cover Wed PM)
Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both Year 4 classes on this page and on Class Dojo. If you need to speak to one of the Year 4 members of staff, please make an appointment at the school office.
Our new project question has a history focus:
Would you rather be a Mayan or a Brit in AD 900?
In English we will be finishing our journalistic writing, based on the Mayan folk tale 'Rain Player' before moving on to Classic Poems and Explanation texts. We also have a daily guided comprehension session that focusses on a variety of texts, encouraging children to apply a range of reading skills. During our guided reading sessions, some children access phonics teaching. Every week, we have an extended writing session that focusses on different text types that the children have learnt throughout the year.
In History we will be learning about the Mayans, comparing their ways of life to the lives of British people in AD 900. We will be looking at how the Mayans used the forest, their religion and how they traded goods.
In Science we will be continuing with our electricity topic! We are looking at different circuits and investigating what materials conduct electricity!
We will be developing our food handing skills in DT, investigating ingredients before making bread!
We will be continuing to follow the White Rose Scheme in maths and this half term the focus is on decimals, shape, and position and direction. We will also of course continue to practise our times tables skills!
Wednesdays will continue to focus on Wellbeing with the afternoons focussing on PSHE, mindfulness and social skills. The children will also continue to get some Forest School sessions after their success last term.
Children will continue to be taught ICT skills during lessons: research skills, work processing and the use of different apps and programs.
In PE, athletics will be taught in addition to our swimming sessions on Tuesdays.
Music and RE will continue to be taught discretely.
Please see below for our class newsletter.
Our class book is....Tilly and the Time Machine by Adrian Edmondson.
The children will have weekly spellings to practise and will be set up on Spelling Shed.
They can access Spelling Shed at home to help practise their spellings.
The children have timetables and maths facts to learn and can access Timetables Rockstars at home.
The children take part in a Government “Times Table Check” in June, along with all Year 4 children across the country. It is important the children practise ALL their times tables throughout the year.
This is very important that children read EVERYDAY. Please encourage them, listen to them and show interest in their reading by asking questions. This helps them to understand their books. Children need to have their books signed by an adult every time that they read at home in order to move up the Reading Tree. This does count towards earning their Best of Broadfield treat.
They need to bring their book bags everyday with their reading book. Books returned from home will be kept in quarantine for 72 hours and sanitised before being returned to circulation.
Please join our Class Dojo page too! Please contact school if you need the code to log on.
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Children have PE twice a week. They have a swimming lesson every Tuesday afternoon and an outdoor PE lesson on a Thursday. It is important that they have an outdoor PE kit in school at all times. PE kits should be brought in on the first day of a half term and taken home at the end of the half term to be washed.
On Tuesdays ROBIN HOOD need to be collected at the slightly later time of 3:15pm. They should be collected from the coach outside the church.
What do you need to bring for your swimming lessons?
-swim shorts (above the knee)
-hair tie (to tie long hair back)
-a named bag to put all of your swimming things in