Autumn Term 1 (2021)
Welcome to Year 4
Welcome back to school and say hello to the Year 4 webpage! Here you will find regular updates and information about what the children are getting up to at school ! Please read the information below to ensure you know what to expect this half term…
The door for Year 4 will be opened at 8:45am and will close at 8.55am for registration. Please ensure children arrive on time to ensure that they can settle into the school day successfully. There will be a staff member each day to welcome them into school. Year 4 collection time is 3.15pm from the Key Stage Two gates (lower playground). A member of the staff will walk the children down to the gate to ensure they are collected safely at the end of the day.
Reading- Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluidity and comprehension. During this half term, we shall be reading ‘The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler’ by Gene Kemp; a witty book filled with hilarious gags, twists and turns, heartfelt moments and has had riveting reviews over the years!
Topic- What’s that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, bass hum? Which do you prefer – an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof? Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced. Discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest. Then, sing up and compose a class song for the local talent contest, Class Factor. Can you write a number one hit? Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out. When your performance is done, sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby or your favourite boy band ballad. Can you hear me over there? Or do I need to TALK MORE LOUDLY? Our ‘Playlist’ topic is guaranteed to be an excited one indeed…
For more information on what to expect in this topic, along with other subjects such as literacy and maths, please read the topic overview by clicking the link below…
Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of sports. We aim to do PE on a Wednesday and sometimes on a Friday, however as we are renowned for having unpredictable weather, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email me at:
Mr. Prior 🙂