Year 4 2023 - 2024
WELCOME TO YEAR 4
Welcome to Year 4! We hope that you all had a relaxing summer. We are really looking forward to teaching your children again. They have grown quite a bit since Year 1!
We’ve already had a fantastic start to September. Our class have been taking part in many activities, including sharing our holiday news, exploring the school rules, art for our new class display and discussions all about our class and the year ahead!
Mrs Palfreyman will teach the class on Monday and Tuesdays. Mrs Griffiths will teach them on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; however, we are both in school all week if you need us. We are lucky enough to have the help of Mrs Rowland and Mrs Barlow in our class.
During the autumn term, our topic will be Ancient Greece. In RE our topic will be love, where we will be exploring the question, ‘What are the qualities of love?’ and we will be working together to explain what the school vision ‘Love each other, as God loves us’ means. In science we will learn about the digestive system, teeth and food chains.
PE will be on Monday and Thursday mornings. Please make sure that your child keeps their PE kit in school due to occasional changes in the day and that every piece of clothing is labelled with their name. If your child’s ears are pierced, please make sure they do not wear earrings on PE days.
Please encourage your child to read at home as much as possible and to have their reading diaries signed and dated. Reading diaries will be checked once a week as part of our whole school ‘Read Around the World’ challenge. It would be really helpful if you could write a comment in their diary after each time your child has read.
Spellings, English and maths homework will be set on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. Extra time will be given if a creative piece of homework has been set.
Throughout school, all children are being encouraged to log in to TT Rockstars three times a week for 10 minutes. This is particularly important in Year 4 to prepare the children for the statutory multiplication check that takes place in the summer term.
The multiplication check will take place within a 2-week window from Monday 3rd June 2024. The purpose of the multiplication check is to determine whether children can recall their 12x12 tables fluently. We will be providing further information closer to the time and in the meantime will be practising our times tables in school. Regular practise of times tables at home will also help to prepare your child for this.
We have booked a two night residential for the children to Kingswood Colomendy on April 24th-26th 2024. Further information will be sent in the spring term. We do not have the final cost yet, but we are expecting it to be approximately £260. You will be able to pay instalments on Parent Pay shortly. We are really looking forward to the residential and we’re sure the children will have an amazing time.
We look forward to working with you and your child again this year and building on the fantastic start that we have already had.
Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Palfreyman
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