YEAR 4

Classes 9 and 10

Our Staff Team :

Teachers : Mrs Plumb is currently on maternity leave but teaches Class 9 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Mrs Howell is teaching during her absence.  Mrs Hickey teaches Thursday and Friday.  Miss Lee teaches Class 10.

Teaching Assistants : Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs Dalton-Brockwell who takes classes while teachers have Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time.  Our Teaching Assistants are Mr Dade, Mrs Feveyear and Mrs Fisk.

Curriculum

For information on our curriculum, please see our Curriculum page.

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Weekly Update – 17.05.2019

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Art Gallery on Tuesday this week! We are sure that you agree the children had some very pleasing results with their Pop-Art printing and portraits! We have many budding artists! On Wednesday, continuing our study of the collages of Matisse, we have started our own collages of Viking longboats and this will continue next week.

On Monday this week in Science we learned about the different ways musical instruments make sound and we looked inside the ear to find out how it works. See if your child can remember what the ossicles are and what they do! On Thursday we learned about Anglo Saxon place names.

We are only a few weeks away from the Year 4’s electronic Times Tables Test! We hope that the children are making the most of TT Rock Stars and Mathletics to support this. This week we have been rounding decimals and looking at both time and money. The best way to support your child with their understanding of time is to make sure they can see different clocks in the home and wear a watch. They need to be familiar with both 24hr digital and analogue. Please practise reading an analogue clock with your child, as 21st Century children find it very difficult!

From this week, we have set maths homework on Mathletics. The children have had a few months to familiarise themselves with the website and try activities. Many children have been presented with Certificates from their achievements on Mathletics and they have been making good use of this site to support their learning in a fun way. Now they will have weekly maths homework to complete on Mathletics, like they will do in Year 5. We have demonstrated use of the site in lessons and also shown the children how their teachers will monitor their progress online. Mathletics is a useful learning tool and we have gradually prepared the children for the higher levels of homework that will be expected in Year 5.

Please remember that the four pieces of homework for this half-term are due in next week.

Next week is “Walk to School Week”. We look forward to as many of you as possible walking, scooting or cycling. The J.R.S.Os will be handing out stickers on the gate for extra incentive!

The school Photographer will be in school next Thursday 23rd May to take class photographs of the children so please ensure they are wearing full school uniform with a red cardigan or sweatshirt please.

Finally, a reminder that it is a Staff PD Day next Friday, the last day of term is Thursday 23rd May and we will return on Monday 3rd June.

Please make sure that your child has a sun hat in the warm weather.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 4 team