Welcome to Year 4
Teachers and Teaching Assistants:
Mrs Bramma - Class Teacher
Miss Goodyear - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Robson-Beck - HLTA covering Mrs Bramma's PPA
Miss Duncan - HLTA covering Mrs Bramma's Leadership time
Miss Swan - Student Teacher
Concern or Query:
If you have any queries or concerns regarding any aspect of life in Year 4, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher via the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework is set on on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Please see the weekly newsletter to see which homework your child should be completing. Maths is set every week and comprehension and SPaG homework will alternate. The children will also have an overview stuck inside the front of their Maths Book which they will add page numbers too. Spelling activities will support the rule/phoneme being taught in school that week to complete as part of the homework. Your child will also be expected to complete a sheet from their times table booklet on a weekly basis. Don't forget to read five times a week to receive an EPIC point. Reading Records will be checked on a Monday morning and EPIC points awarded.
Autumn Term Topic:
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.
The most important information for now, is that our PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and a Friday. To begin with, both sessions will be outside so the children will need to ensure they come to school ready for outdoor PE on these days. We will be doing Hockey and Football, focusing on developing the core skills we learnt as Year 3.
Tuesday afternoon will be my PPA and Mrs Robson-Beck 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 morning 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. The children will all be heard read during the first week and will bring home books during week 2.
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.