Year 4

Autumn 1   -  2018

Welcome back! 

We hope you and your children had a lovely summer break and have enjoyed the summer weather. It’s going to be a very exciting year, and we are very eager to get started!  We would like to introduce the new Year Four team: Mr. Clark (4SC), Mr. Jelley (4AJ). Miss Taylor and Miss Quartano (4TQ). We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks and working with you while your child is in Year Four.

Fighting Fit

During the Autumn term, Year 4 will be learning about the importance of healthy eating and exercise.  Encourage your children to continue to make healthier choices and support their understanding by explaining the healthy choices you make day-to-day.

Our Central Idea is: Making balanced choices about daily routines enables people to have a healthy lifestyle.

English and Maths  

Throughout Year Four we will continue to take a cross-curricular approach to all of our learning.  All English and maths learning will relate as much as possible to our Central Idea and the book, George’s Marvellous Medicine by the incomparable Roald Dahl.  In English we will be writing diaries, poetry, newspaper reports and instructions all based on the events in the story. In maths, we will be starting with place value and number problems at the beginning of this term. By focusing on this early on in the term, we hope to give the children a better command of number problems before moving on to complex calculations.

Home Learning

The children love to share what they have learned so please discuss your child’s learning with them each evening.   Additionally, each week your child is given a spelling and times table activity which is due back on Friday. Children should be reading independently every night for a minimum of twenty minutes. It is very important that you record your child’s nightly reading in the Home Learning Journal.  If you require a replacement, new ones can be purchased from the office for £4.  We are also encouraging the children to undertake some independent research linked to the Central Idea.  All contributions will be featured on our Curiosity Corner in the classroom.

P.E. & Swimming

All Year 4 children need to bring their P.E. kit in on a Monday and keep it in school until the Friday. Children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls. Please ensure that they bring their kit with them on these days as a kit is an essential part of the lesson, in terms of safety and hygiene.

Each Year 4 class will take part in swimming lessons which will last for one hour. During the Autumn Term 4AJ will be taking swimming lessons, 4TQ during the Spring Term and 4SC in the Summer Term. Additional details can be found in the swimming letter.

Thank you for your continuing support!

 Mr Jelley, Mr Clark, Miss Taylor and Miss Quartano

Year 4 Latest News

This term Year 4 have been studying the Tudors. As part of this topic we studied the very famous William Shakespeare and linked this learning across multiple subjects. As a result, we decided to explore The Shakespearean play The Tempest in English.

Posted: Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5:53pm

On Thursday, 23d February 2017, Year Four took a visit to the Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge. Firstly, we took a very exciting journey down to the River Thames and enjoyed taking in the sights including Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:42pm

Thirty children from Year 4 had a fantastic journey to the Wide Horizons centre in Wrotham. Whilst there they challenged themselves to climb higher, dig deeper and push a little further.

Posted: Thursday 23rd June 2016, 5:12pm
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