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Year 4

The classes in Year 4 are: 

Fir Class

Mrs Loveland 

 

Spruce Class

Mrs Allen

 

Pine Class

Mrs Bonnett

 

The Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bullock and Mrs Schofield.

 

Year 4 Stars of the Week

 

Fir Class - Theo P

Spruce Class - Lily F

Pine Class - Jacob

 

Year 4 Trip to Rochester

The children loved travelling to Strood on the train and then walked across the bridge. It was a very cold day and there was lots of walking but the children were all great and enjoyed the experience.  We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who came with us. 

 

Term 2 - Location, Location, Location

This term we have a Geography focus. The children will be learning about the geographical features of Rochester and changes which have occurred.  They will consider the impact of development in Rochester and Snodland. 

 

In DT the children will make huffkins, a Kentish bread..

English

In English the children's work will be based on the story Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf.

 

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 .

 

Look at our lovely learning!

 

The children have been investigating circuits.  They all managed to work together

to create a complete circuit and light a bulb. Now they need to add circuits to the robots they have made!

Ukulele Fun

The children have worked really hard this term learning to play some simple tunes using different strokes. 

Year 4 Timetable

  Swimming (Term 1, 3 & 6) Library Games
Pine Wednesday Friday Monday
Spruce Tuesday Thursday Thursday
Fir Wednesday Monday Thursday

 

Games

Games will take place on a Monday for Pine Class and Thursday 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. 

 

Swimming

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. 

 

Library

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. 

 

Music

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.

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

In Year Four, we encourage children to read every day. Home school reading records are expected to come into school every day. Now that most of the children are reading longer books we ask that reading records are sent in showing the pages which have been read. Please make sure your child understands what they have read by asking them some questions. 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. There are also lots of books to read on Bug Club. 

 

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. 

 

Home Learning 

 

Each week the children will bring home 10 spellings to learn. The spellings will all be based on a pattern or rule.

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. 

      

 

English links

 

Bug Club Reading - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

 

Maths links

Times Table Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

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