The classes in Year 4 this year are:
Year 4 Stars of the Week
Fir Class - Lily-Rose
Spruce Class - Aj
Pine Class - Evie
Term 1 - Robots!
The children in Year 4 enjoyed a fun filled robot day to begin our new topic. Each class had a go at being robots, giving and following commands and some had a go at making robot models. The children discussed the many used of robots in society.
In English the children are reading 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown. The story follows Roz the robot as she adapts to life on the island where her crate crashed. The children will be writing poems, recount, persuasive arguments, descriptions and fact sheets using the story as their stimulus .
This week the children have been investigating circuits. They all managed to work together
to create a complete circuit and light a bulb.
Year 4 Timetable
|Swimming (Term 1, 3 & 6)||Library||Games|
Games will take place on a Monday for Pine Class, Spruce Class and Fir Class. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, including suitable footwear. For both Games and Dance please make sure that earrings are taken out. All personal belongings and clothing should be clearly labelled with your child's name.
Year 4 will be swimming in Term 1, 3 and 6. Please see the table above to find out when your child is swimming. All children are required to bring in a towel, swimming trunks/costume and hat. Hats can be bought at the school office.
Please see the table above to find out when your child will be visiting the library. Children must bring in their library books on this day in order for them to change it for a new one.
Every Tuesday in the first term and every other Tuesday from Term 2-6, Year 4 will be lucky enough to take part in ukulele lessons. We are fortunate to have a brilliant ukulele teacher come to the school and teach the children.
In Year Four, we encourage children to read every day or at least three times a week. Home school reading records are expected to come into school every day. The children will be able to change their reading book every day and will be sent home again. They will also be stamped if your child has read with an adult that day. Please sign and comment in their home school reading records whenever your child has read as they can then move up a place on our new Race to Read challenge chart. This is an opportunity for the children to receive certificates and other rewards for the amount of times they have read at home.
Every Friday afternoon the whole school will be participating in ERIC (Everyone Reads In Class) time for ten minutes. All adults and children will be reading at this time to encourage and inspire everyone to enjoy reading.
Children will be sent home with Reading Comprehension Home Learning every Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. They will also be sent home with 7 spellings that they are required to learn ready for the spelling test on the following Thursday. The spellings will all be based on a pattern or rule. The children will then be given 3 mystery spellings in their test based on this rule. The children's score will be sent home with their new spellings.
Times table homework will be sent home on a Monday to practise and learn ready for the times table test on a Friday. Don't forget the children can practise their times tables online using Times Table Rockstars using the link below. Children can ask their teacher for their login if they need it.
Bug Club Reading - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Times Table Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/