Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year!

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Swimming lessons will be every Friday. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag with them every Friday morning.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Spring 1

Maths:

In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number & Place Value, Written and mental Addition & Subtraction, Mental and Written Multiplication, Money, Measurements and Properties of Shapes.

 

English:

In English our featured texts will be Flotsam by David Wiesner and A Walk in London. We will be looking at Non-fiction writing and Narratives including fantasy narratives..

 

Topic: Invaders and Settlers..

Through our topic we will find out a variety of invaders and settlers throughout history, with a particular focus on the Romans and their time in Britain. We will be looking at the Roman Empire and the effect that the Romans had on many aspects of our lives and how those impacts can still be seen today. We will also be taking part in an educational visit to Chester which will provide a stimulus for much of the historical enquiry we will do in our lessons.

 

Science: Dangers to Living Things

In our science lessons we will be looking at the differences between living and non-living things and the dangers to living things and how they adapt to keep themselves safe.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals.

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our dreams and goals in the future. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter and how they can work towards their dreams and goals.

 

RE: Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.

 

PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing gymnastics lessons in school every Wednesday afternoon.

 

Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource. They also have a home login for the website. Let me know if you need this information again.

 

ICT:

In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds. We will also be looking coding.

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 

Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Mr. Griffin. They are expected to complete one activity from the list each week.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. The children also have a login for the spelling shed. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

 

 

Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.