Welcome to Apple Class
Welcome to Year 4
We hope your child had a wonderful Summer and is ready for the Autumn term. Our topic for the whole Autumn term is: THE VIKINGS AND ANGLO SAXONS.
Please note: Y4 will be swimming every Thursday from 7th September to 16th November EXCEPT Thursday 28th September when there is a gala at the Hydro.
Parents' Welcome Meeting will be Thursday 14th September at 3:30pm. We hope to see you there.
START OF THE DAY
Please escort your child to the playground by 8:55, where they will be collected by their teacher. Please do not wait on the patio.
END OF THE DAY
KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. An adult will be about to make sure everyone is collected.
If you want your child to leave the premises unaccompanied please put this in writing for us. If you are sending someone else to pick up your child, please call us in advance to let us know.
HOMEWORK – Reading, Spellings and Maths Learn Its
Please use your Planner to learn spellings and record reading every week. Continue to learn your Maths Learns Its as you have done before. Please check planners for results of spelling tests.
READING AT HOME: Please hear your child read to you AND read to your child EVERY DAY. 20 minutes reading a day = 2 million new words learned a year.
MATHS You could help at home with these areas, which all Year 4 pupils are expected to achieve:
- multiplication (grid method) and division (short division method).
- 3x 4x 8x tables (y3) and 6x 7x 9x tables (year 4)
- Telling the time from an analogue clock (traditional clock with hands). Know how many days in a week, weeks in a year, months in a year, seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day.
- Fractions – count in tenths and hundredths. Add fractions with the same denominator, say which of 2 fractions is larger, order a set of fractions
- Roman numerals
- Geometry – recognise right angles, acute and obtuse angles
- Shape – recognise 2D and 3D shapes by names and properties
Measurement – how many mm in cm, cm in m, m in km, g in kg and ml in L.
Please make sure your child has full kit for the whole week. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T-shirt, shorts, tracksuit and trainers are essential items. Without the correct kit your child may not be able to participate. (See website for uniform & PE list).
SWAPPING READING BOOKS
Now your child is in KS2, it is their responsibility to change their own reading book. They can do this each morning, as soon as they come into the classroom. We don’t want the children to swap more than once a day as we want them to re-read books several times to increase their fluency and embed new vocabulary. Don’t worry if we send home the same book a few times. It is good to reread texts many times, to embed new words and deeply understand the content.
PLAYTIME SNACKS & LUNCHBOX CONTENTS
Please don’t send chocolate and sweets in to school. At playtime kids need a healthy snack = fruit, veg, or cheese for example.
Water Bottles – please send your child with a NAMED sports-style pull up lid bottle. If you have a fruit infuser, please prepare it at home and take it home every day for cleaning. In the hot weather it is crucial all children have a bottle please.
This term we are all reading BEOWULF (Michael Morpurgo version) and VIKING BOY by Tony Bradman. We will be learning how to answer comprehension questions from the text and writing character descriptions. Our grammar and punctuation lessons will focus on prepositions, conjunctions, adverbials, clauses and proper use of apostrophes and commas. (The School Run website is great for explaining these.)
History: Vikings & Anglo-Saxons
Geography: UK geography
Science Humans; teeth & bones, digestion.
RE: Inspirational people; Christmas - gifts
Art & Design: Sketch skills
Design & Technology: Coin purses
Music: (Active music) Rhythm & Singing Games
MFL (French) Greetings, Numbers, The weather
Computing: Internet Safety & Research
PE Swimming & Dance
PSHE Internet safety; Keeping myself safe; Becoming an active citizen; Y3/4: Unit 1 Safety (SRE)
CLASS EMAIL ACCOUNTS
NB These class accounts should only be used for sending photos/homework etc. All communication regarding attendance, requests for appointments and general enquiries should go through firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and advice for parents about the national curriculum including how we teach maths, grammar and punctuation at school.