Welcome to Year 4 - Where the possibilities for success are endless!
Mr Hemraj and Miss Michaelsen will be bringing a year of hard-work, dedication, support, care and excitement for your children!
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YOU WILL NEED YOUR P.E. KIT EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY.
Homework is sent home every Friday and due back on the following Wednesday.
Spellings are given out and tested once every week on a Friday.
Spring Term 2024
Our topic for the Spring term is "Misty Mountain, Winding River."
In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
As part of our reading sessions this term, we will reading The Boy at the Back of the Class, by Onjali Rauf. Time is also set aside everyday for staff to read to children as a whole class and listen to each child read their own books.
We read a section of a key text and have a class discussion about what we have read. The children then answer a key question in APE style (Answer, prove, explain).
Reading is an important life skill and we encourage our children to read all genres of texts both in and outside of school. During Friday's celebration assembly, a child is chosen as "reader of the week".
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MYON is a fantastic way to encourage reading at home. The children enjoy the competitive element of getting awards and it is a great way to encourage reading for pleasure.
Our reading bingo challenge is back!
Children have been given a booklet to record all of their reading at home and need to fill in a summary and a review of each book they have read.
Please take note that only one award can be given at a time so please take your time to truly enjoy your books and report back to Mr Hemraj once you have read enough to receive either a bronze, silver, gold or platinum award.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday.
We will carry out a spelling tests every Friday, so make sure you keep practising at home!
Please continue to practice times tables. Games like Hit the Button can be a fun way to do this at speed. We're also having great fun with Times Table Rock Stars!