Welcome to Year 4
Teachers, Teaching Assistants and HLTAs:
Mrs Bramma - Class Teacher
Miss Goodyear - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Baker - HLTA covering PPA and Leadership time
How to contact the class teacher:
If you need to contact the class teacher, please do so via the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework is set on on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Homework is set on a four week cycle of Maths, Comprehension, Maths, SPaG. The pages for the Maths and SPaG can be found in the front of the book in the table that has been stuck in. With the Comprehension book, the children are working through in order and need to complete the next one. Your child will also be expected to complete a sheet from their times table booklet when it is Maths. Don't forget to read five times a week to receive an EPIC point. Reading Records will be checked during our Library session on a Thursday and EPIC points awarded.
The most important information for now, is that our PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and a Friday. Our Wednesday session will be outdoors, and we will be aiming to run a mile at the start of this session. Our Friday sessions will be indoor along with our Daily Mile. We will complete the Daily Mile on a Monday afternoon also.
Tuesday afternoon will be my PPA and Mrs Baker will teach the children French, Music and RE on a cycle as she has previously done. She will see the children out at the end of the day.
Our Library time will be on a Thursday afternoon and it is vital that the children bring their books on the correct day. Books will need to be quarantined upon return before going back on the shelves.
All other subjects have been slotted in. Please note there are times when we need to make changes to respond to the needs / lessons in school and our timetable can change.
Autumn Term 1:
Our Autumn term topic will be The Stone Age.
Our main focus on returning to school in September will be ensuring that the children settle back into the new school routine. We will do lots of PSHE activities and discuss the events since March 20th and how it has altered our daily life.
For our English focus, we will be using the book, Stig of the Dump as our class book hook and we plan to use the Kindles within our Guided Reading sessions to enable the children to read using a paper copy of the text as well as reading it on the kindles. Our book will be the stimulus for our Writing throughout the Autumn term.
The majority of our foundation subjects will link to our Stone Age Topic and we have some exciting things planned to capture the interests of all our Year 4 children. We plan on visiting Murton Park to experience life in the Stone Age but this will be heavily dependant on the Covid-19 situation and the guidance. Look out for a letter the first week back providing more details on this exciting trip.
Year 4 visit to Murton Park:
Year 4 were fortunate enough to visit Murton Park in October and experience prehistoric life. The children took part in various jobs to find out how life was. The jobs they under took were:
Farming: ploughing the fields and grinding the grain to enable them to make their own bread. Hunting: this allowed the children to develop skills in communicating without speaking and practising their aims with spears! Pottery: all children made a thumb pot and were able to experience the skills needed to create jars and pots to store food and drink in.
Autumn Term 2:
The second half term saw a continuation with our Stone Age Topic.
All Year 4 children took part in a cluster Tri-Golf tournament.
Spring Term Topic:
Our topic this term is all about the Ancient Egyptians. With the lockdown situation our plans have altered to tailor a curriculum accessible online.
Summer Term 1
Our topic for the final term is Ancient Greece. In this topic we will build upon our knowledge of ancient civilisations and continue our journey through time chronologically.
We have taken part in lots of sport during May - here are a few pictures to show you what we have been up to during our recent Cricket session!
We also visited the library in Easingwold and helped to install some of the thousand butterflies that have been decorated during lockdown to share messages with the community. We enjoyed adding the butterflies to the netting and were excited when we knew the person whose butterfly we were attaching!
Summer Term 2