Year Four Notice Board
Class Reading Books
This term we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
If you have a copy of this book, please bring it in so that you can follow the text during story time.
Welcome to Year 4!
Rowan Class - Mr Allsop & Mr Nudds
Maple Class- Mrs Nicholas, Mr Nudds & Mrs Skinner (1:1)
Water Bottles in the Classrooms
We encourage the children to have their water bottles in the classroom so they can hydrate regularly throughout the day. It also stops the disruption of children going in and out of the room for a drink. This week a number of children have spilt water over their school books. If possible, please send in a water bottle that has a sport's lid.
Reading Records and Books
We are sending home your child's new reading records and reading books on Friday 10th September. All children are on the same colour/band as they were at the end of Y3. The colour bands/book levels will be updated over the next couple of weeks. Here are the updated reading expectations.
- Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. We encourage daily reading.
- Please sign/initial these entries.
- Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. 3 comments a week would be great.
- All reading records are checked on Mondays so please send into school even if a new book is not needed.
- Reading books can be changed as needed - on any day of the week.
- Children may record their own books in the reading record so we can see what else they are reading.
Y4 will get curriculum swimming lessons as they missed out last year because of Covid. There will be 10 weeks of lessons per term. The start date is Tuesday 21st Sept and then every week after that. Children need to bring a swimming costume, swim hat, goggles (optional) and towel each week. Swimming takes place within the school day (during the morning) and we are back to school for lunch as usual. No additional snacks are required. Class teachers accompany the children and we travel together on a coach to Brentford Leisure Centre. All abilities (from non-swimmers up to confident swimmers) are catered for. The children are assessed by swim staff as part of their first lesson. These lessons are part of the Y4 PE curriculum and are compulsory. If any parent has concerns please contact the class teacher via the school office.
We are looking forward to an exciting term learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Our new topic for the autumn term is called…Why Britain?
Further information about the learning in history and geography is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. These will be available soon on the classwork tab of your Google Classroom.
Please send in a glue stick for your child’s new pencil case.
Rowan - wear PE kit to school on Mondays
Maple - wear PE kit to school on Fridays
Home Learning will be added here every Monday. This will start on Monday 13th September.
Rowan - PE Dance
Home Learning is set (starting Mon 13th)
Rowan & Maple - PE Swimming (starting 21st September)
Ukulele with Miss Lynch
Maple - PE Dance
Calendar/ Key dates
For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here.
Daily (15-20 mins)
Please ensure that all books are recorded in the reading record along with the dates that reading has taken place. Please sign/initial these entries. Comments about the book and your child's reading are welcomed. Three comments per week is ideal.
Reading records are checked on Mondays but reading books can be changed on any day.
Children may borrow books from the classroom library and the Junior Library.
|Grammar & Punctuation||Tasks will be set in a Y4 Grammar & Punctuation CGP book.|
|Spelling||The words are listed below. These words are set on a Monday for a spelling dictation task the following Monday.|
|Maths||This will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday (starting Mon 13th). The task is available on Google Classroom.|
Times Tables Challenges can be printed here.
|Creative Home Learning||
|Grammar & Punctuation||Grammar and Punctuation home learning starts soon.|
Please see this week's assignment on Google Classroom
Please learn these words for our spelling dictation task on Monday 20th September.
|Learning in school this week:|
|English||Information Texts (research about Anglo-Saxons)|
|Maths||Place Value (4 digit numbers)|
|Learning next week:|
|English||Information Texts (make own Anglo-Saxon information text)|
|Maths||Place Value (ordering and comparing numbers)|