YEAR 4

Mrs Barnes and Miss Stell
YEAR 4

Spring Term 2019

Happy New Year to you all! We have had a great first week back. The children have been settled and worked hard.

This term, we are taking part in a whole-school writing project, based on the book, ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleischman. We look forward to seeing what lovely ideas this inspires in the children’s writing.

In Maths, our focus again will be the times tables, particularly the 7s and 12s. But the children should continue to practise all their tables at home.

Our topic this half-term is Rainforests, which has begun to excite the children already. Look out for ‘Creative Homework’ coming home soon.

In Science, we will be studying ‘States of Matter’, learning about and investigating changes in material.

Swimming continues on Mondays, and this term PE lessons are on Wednesdays, as we have a Tag Rugby coach in. The children should bring suitable clothing for outdoor PE lessons.

Please ensure your child continues to learn Spellings, which are taken home on Thursdays and tested the following Thursday. In addition, whilst the children are making good progress in their reading, they always benefit from reading at home independently and being heard read regularly. Reading books come home every night and should be brought in to school every day.

Later this term, Year 4 will be performing a play. We will welcome help with costumes nearer the time (these should be fairly easy!).

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 Team 

 

 

Making Dinosaurs in Year 4

On Friday 24 May Year 4 had a messy but fun afternoon making dinosaurs using recycled materials  with their parents and carers....

Year 3 and 4 continue to enjoy science club

Some of the Year 3 and 4 children have been enjoying more of their science club sessions. Here they are today after making bubble bath and their own sherbet. Mmm, delicious. There will be 2 more sessions for this group after the...

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Maths Calculation Booklet

Here is a booklet developed by the staff of the primary schools belonging to the Joseph Swan Cluster aimed at advising parents/ carers of the methods of calculation used in school. Maths Calculation...

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Trumpet Lessons

Year 4 have been learning to play the trumpet this academic year. Mrs Weaver, from the Music Service, teaches the whole class for 50 minutes every Tuesday afternoon. The lessons start with warming up with songs & games like "Don't Play This One Back". The children...

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