Welcome to Year 4
Mrs Richardson, Mrs Mcrae and Mrs Prior are excited to be working with Year 4 this year, helping the children to learn and make good progress in order to reach their full potential and be the best that they can be.
This term our main topic is Stone Age to Iron Age.
Our curriculum newsletter provides information about what we will be learning in each subject area this term and we will make links to our topic across the curriculum.
To support our learning in school, we would also like the children to complete a homework project, based on our Stone Age topic.
A few bits of useful information about year 4:
P.E. Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing PE kit on these days. We will be outside as much as possible, so as the weather cools they will need warmer clothing. Please remember that earrings should be covered or removed for PE days.
Library: Our library day is Thursday and the children will have the opportunity to select a book that they can enjoy at home. We do keep a record of the books the children select, so feel free to ask if you are ever unsure of the title that they have borrowed.
Reading books: We will read with your child regularly in school, but it is also important that they read at home. The general recommendation is twenty minutes a day, however we do recognise that this is not always possible. Please do read with your child as often as you are able to, making a note of this in your child’s reading record whenever you have read.
You will be amazed to see the difference that regular reading can make on a child’s progress, and not just in reading itself, but across the whole curriculum.
Feel free to explore a variety of texts with your child, as well as sharing their school reading book. There are lots of magazines and newspapers written specifically for children, and having access to a wide range of texts can help to keep reading interesting and exciting.
Spellings: Each week we will send home ten spellings to learn, ready for a spelling test on Friday. There are lots of different ways to learn spellings, so perhaps experiment with various methods until you discover the most effective method for your child.
For those children who seem quite confident with spelling words, encourage them to also find out the meaning of words and demonstrate an understanding of how to use the word in a sentence.