Miss Swift (Team Leader)
Mrs Romerill teaches in Zebras on a Friday
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Smith support children in Zebras
YEAR 4 UPDATE RE: SCHOOL CLOSURE FROM MONDAY 4TH JANUARY, 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
A very Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable time over the Christmas period. Thank you all so very much for your lovely cards and gifts. All the Year 4 team were very touched by your kindness and generosity.
We are very sorry not to be seeing you back in school on January 4th. Please see below a copy of the letter that Mrs Penny sent out via Parent Mail on Sunday 3rd January regarding this:
We look forward to seeing you back in school as soon as possible. In the meantime, please try to engage as much as possible with the work that is attached on the 'COVID Absence Learning' tab that drops down from this 'Year 4' tab. Click on the arrow next to 'Year 4' and the 'COVID' tab will appear. Click on it and follow the links to the school work.
We will be teaching a live lesson each day at 12:00 on Microsoft Teams, alternating English and Maths. Please see your emails for login and user information. We thank you for your kind support and patience as we get to grips with this new way of teaching!
Please remember you can always contact your class teacher via the year group support page if you have any questions or concerns:
With very best wishes and stay safe.
The Year 4 Teaching Team.
Term 2 Outcomes Showcase!
THANK YOU for our wonderful Christmas presents! We are so grateful for the lovely thought and generosity behind them. We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.
|House Start Times||Blue & Red: 8.40am, Green & Yellow: 8.55am
|House Home Times||Blue & Red: 3.00pm, Green & Yellow: 3.15pm|
See below for this week's homework
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!
Early Morning Activities
VIPERS - whole class guided reading
BREAK 10:30 - 10:45
Times Table Rockstars
Topic – Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, PSHE, PE, Daily Mile
Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the Daily Mile – we will be encouraging Year 4 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given. Indoor PE will take place on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Thursdays.
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!
Each child will receive the same 10 spellings each week (following Spelling Shed) 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.