I can’t believe it’s the start of Autumn term already! I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer with your family and friends and are feeling refreshed and ready to go! We are delighted to be back with all your wonderful children ready to start a brand new term in school. We have lots to look forward to this year and I look forward to seeing the pupils shine and make the progress they are capable of.

Our topic this term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile… so lots of weird and wonderful facts and vocabulary for us to have a giggle about. We will be learning about teeth, the digestive system as well as staying fit and healthy. The children will be visited by a local dentist who will talk to them about the importance of looking after your teeth. We will be carrying out various experiments to show the children exactly what happens when you don’t look after them…Toothbrushes at the ready!

Our English worked will be closely linked to our topic and we will be reading the horror that is Demon Dentist by David Walliams. Year 4 will be focusing on spelling and vocabulary this year to further develop and enhance the children’s writing skills. Can I take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of reading at home with your children. Sharing a book with your child is fun – it’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. Reading exposes our children to different styles, voices, genres and vocabulary and as a result helps to improve their independent writing. The children will read with an adult each week and we will look closely at their reading skills using our ever popular Accelerated Reading scheme. This has worked well to improve children’s reading and encouraged those children not as keen to read to pick up a book and have a go.

Maths in Year 4 is more important than ever as we have the statutory multiplication check to do in June 2020. It is important the children practise their tables at home as well as school and we would be grateful for parental support with this. In school we will be using games, songs, quizzes and chants to continue to develop their knowledge. Our focus in maths this term is Number and Place Value, where the pupils will learn Roman Numerals, begin to round numbers and compare and order numbers to 1000.

We will continue to use Seesaw to keep you up to date with what the children are up to in class and around school. If you need any logins or passwords please contact the main office for support.

Points to note,

  • Swimming is a Thursday afternoon
  • P.E is a Friday afternoon
  • Reading books and reading journals must be in school everyday
  • Please send a water bottle to school for your child (plain, still water only)
  • Homework (when set) will be sent out on a Wednesday to be returned no later than the following Monday
  • Please use Weduc for any communication (or catch us on the door on a morning)
  • Miss Summers will be working in Year 4 on a Monday and I will be in Tuesday to Friday.

As always, we will work hard to provide your children with the most stimulating and invigorating curriculum providing them with a safe and nurturing environment to work in. We aim to use a variety of teaching tools and resources to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that makes learning fun and raises standards.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Peel & Miss Summers