Thank you Year 4 families!!!
We are absolutely blown away by your kind generosity and caring support in your end of year gifts, cards and messages to us. We have loved working with you and your child this year and we are so proud of all our Zebras and Giraffes. What a brilliant year!
Have an amazing Summer!
From The Year 4 Team!
Miss Swift (Team Leader)
Mrs Tucker teaches in Zebras on a Tuesday for half a day
Miss Sweetman, Mrs Chapman and Mrs McRae support individual children in Zebras
Your child was given a copy of the newsletter on Friday containing the spellings they should be learning for this week.
You will be informed if your child will be learning the 4GZ list this term, which will focus on children mastering the Phase 3 and 5 phonic sounds.
Term 4 Showcase!
We have been so inspired by Michael Morpurgo's Beowulf.
Enjoy extracts from our exciting legends told around the Mead Hall fire in our Anglo Saxon village!
...............Zebra class (5 videos)...........
Term 3 Showcase!
LOOK AT OUR STORYTELLERS ON THE POWERPOINT BELOW!
|GIRAFFES CLASS LEGEND STORY TELLING PHOTOS.pptx||Download|
Here is an outline of a typical day in Year 4!
8:45-8:50 We will open the doors to welcome children in and begin handwashing and settling into morning activities. Please make sure your child is ready to start the day at that time with everything they need! Zebras children can enter through the garden gate, Giraffes through the main doors.
Early Morning Activities
Times Table Rockstars
BREAK 10:25 - 10:40
VIPERS - whole class guided reading
Topic – Science, Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, French, PSHE, PE, The Mile
Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the The Mile – we will be encouraging Year 4 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given.
Thursday is outdoor, Friday is indoor. Please send your children to school on these days wearing their PE kit.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays, due in the following Thursday. Please support your child in getting into the routine of completing homework on time. In Year 4 we would expect some work to be done independently and some needing support and guidance.
We love reading in Year 4 and want to see your child enjoy reading as much as we as staff do! Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday, held in school over the weekend and then sent home on the Monday. Each time a child reads three times, they will add a tick to our Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward. Which Year 4 class will get their reward first?!
Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read by the end of Year 4. We're delighted Thame library has reopened - this is a really great way to access many new books!
In Year 4 we offer a mastery approach to spelling. The majority of children receive the same 7 spellings each week (following Spelling Shed and the compulsory Year 3/4 spelling list) which will be handed out on a Friday, the rule taught on Monday and then tested on the Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule. If your child is finding the spellings less challenging, please encourage them to think of spellings which follow this rule and others that don’t. What’s the longest word they can find, using that spelling rule? And so on! There are a range of spelling strategies which will be taught to the children to support learning.
Equipment in school
Pencil Cases and named water bottles
Due to COVID-19, we need to try and minimise the amount of resource-sharing the children do for the time being, so providing your child with a named pencil case and stationery items for school will greatly help to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. Please, where possible, provide the following for your child:
Writing pencils x 3
A pencil sharpener
A small ruler that will fit inside their pencil case
1 or 2 glue sticks
Safety scissors- A named water bottle