Well done to 4W for winning the Class Champions trophy and prize for Autumn 1.
In Year 4 the children will have weekly spellings tests. Tests will take place on the Monday of each week and new spellings will be issued either on the Monday or Tuesday. Spellings will be tested on Monday 24th February:
Each child will also receive homework that should be completed and returned to their class teacher. Sometimes this will be a short focused task or a longer project. Homework will be normally issued on a Friday to be returned to school by the Thursday of the following week. All children have been issued with a homework book.
Your child has been provided with a Year 3/4 common exception sheet to be kept at home throughout the year. In addition, a handwriting exemplification sheet has been brought home demonstrating the cursive script used in school. Please encourage your child to use these resources when completing their homework.
Homework this half term:
Design and make your own Roman artefact for use during our Roman day. This may be a helmet, shield, sword etc.
PE and Swimming
The children will be swimming at Normanton Leisure Centre. 4 Wombats will be attending in Spring 2. A letter has been sent regarding this.
For each swimming session your child will require the appropriate kit, for girls the ideal swimwear is a one piece bathing suit and for boys close fitting above the knees trunks or shorts. We have been advised by the swimming teacher that baggy shorts hamper your child’s ability to swim. Children can bring goggles and they will need a swimming hat. Your child should also have a towel and a bag to carry all of their things.
No jewellery must be worn for swimming sessions – it cannot be simply covered up. This does include pierced earrings.
The children will be completing outdoor rugby on a Monday morning.
Please ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kits all week.
If your child does not bring their kit, they will be sent home with a letter which needs to be read, signed and returned to school.
Year 4 Multiplication Test
As of 2020, children in Year 4 will be sitting a Year 4 Multiplication test set by the government. This test will test all the times tables up to 12×12.
The test will be interactive and below are some sites to practise.
Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon. Your child may bring their own toys into school to play with during this time. However, please be aware that no electronic or battery powered devices are to be brought into school. Please ensure that your child’s toys are placed into a bag and labelled accordingly. The toys remain the responsibility of your child and as a consequence, we ask that all toys are brought straight into the classroom at the start of the school day and not left in the cloakroom.
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The Year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Miss Kamal. We are assisted by Mrs Dexter, Mrs Lundy and Mrs Thickett.
Miss Williamson’s class is 4 Wombats and Miss Kamal’s class is 4 Koalas.
Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Crook teach Computing and PSHE on a Thursday afternoon.
All children have been issued with a home reading record (red in colour). These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book. Once the record has been filled in, please ask your child to pass it to their class teacher. In both year 4 classes, the children are completing a loyalty system whereby they receive a sticker per week if they read. In turn, these stickers build up to become merits.
The children have the opportunity to select books from the school and class library and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children are taking part in one to one reading with their class teachers. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read.
The children take part in daily whole class reading comprehension work between 9-9:30am. Their book for is ‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong. It is very funny and features a raven called Croakbag!
The children have started a new and exciting text. What is a contraption? Who are Pablo and Jane? They will be continuing with this text after the half term holiday.
In Maths, the children will be working upon decimal and fraction equivalents, factors, multiplication and division facts for all times tables and formal division.
Helpful Maths websites.
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Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:
It’s Nothing New
The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths tests where they aim to beat their previous score.
In school, we keep tests 1,5 and 10. The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.
The Learn Its for this week is the x7 times table
BBC Supermovers is a brilliant site for learning times tables.
Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below
Go Noodle and Supermovers
Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity. Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice. Both websites are free to use.
The children have been learning about the Romans and the inventions that they brought to Britain. Did you know that the Romans invented glass, wine and even sewers! Ask your children about the toilet system used by the Romans! The children have also been learning about the Roman Invasion and Boudicca’s revolt. You may wish to watch this video clip :
The children will be taking part in their Roman Day on Tuesday 31st March.
The children have investigated simple circuits by making predictions and then testing their predictions using scientific equipment. They can now identify some conductors and insulators around school and home. This week, they have investigated the role of the switch within the circuit. They have also had the opportunity to use a buzzer and a motor. Some groups of children investigated what would happen to a bulb/combination of bulb, buzzer and motor if more batteries were added. Ask your children to share their discoveries with you.
4 Wombats have really enjoyed their cooking lessons. They have made coleslaw, vegetarian paella, banana and carrot muffins and vegetable soup. They have enjoyed this super experience!