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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. 

 

                                                      

Notices:  

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. 

Swimming

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. 

Autumn Topic

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? 

Y4 Autumn Learning Tree

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.

Glue Sticks

Please send in a glue stick for your child’s new pencil case. 

PE

Rowan - wear PE kit to school on Mondays

Maple - wear PE kit to school on Fridays

Home Learning

Home Learning will be added here every Monday. This will start on Monday 13th September. 

Weekly Routines

Monday

Rowan - PE Dance

Home Learning is set (starting Mon 13th)

Tuesday

Rowan & Maple - PE Swimming (starting 21st September)

Wednesday

French 

Thursday

 

Friday

Ukulele with Miss Lynch 

Maple - PE Dance

  

Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

 

Letters

 

Home Learning

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here

Reading

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

Times Tables Challenges can be printed here.

Creative Home Learning

 Available soon

 This week:

Grammar & Punctuation Grammar and Punctuation home learning starts soon. 
Maths

Please see this week's assignment on Google Classroom

Spelling

 Please learn these words for our spelling dictation task on Monday 20th September. 

 

battle

Viking

settled

Britain

kingdom

wattle

helmet

daub

sail

Anglo- Saxon

Extra challenge words - optional

jewellery

warfare

mercenary

settlements

raiders

 

Year 4 Recommended Reading List 

Y4 Calculations Policy

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)