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Welcome to Year 4!

 

 

 

 

Look at the fantastic Egyptian jewellery we made this week. Can you understand the hieroglyphs?

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In Year 4 you will find Ms. Bandey (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs. Andrews (Wednesday - Friday) and Miss Tarling. 

 

We're really looking forward to welcoming the class back to Year 4 and to hearing what you've been up over the Summer. 

 

Hopefully Year 4 won't feel too different as we build on and develop the routines established in Year 3, but as always please feel free to pop in and ask if there is anything that you or your child are unsure about. You are always welcome to come into the classroom between 8:35 and 8:45 in the morning or to chat to us after school. 

 

This term we'll be developing our History knowledge by learning about the Ancient Egyptians while focussing on investigating teeth and digestion in Science. You can find out more about what we are learning this half term in our curriculum newsletter. 

Reading

 

Our Power of Reading book is Tom's Sausage Lion by Michael Morpurgo and we will be focussing on Michael Morpurgo as our class author this year. 

 

Please encourage your child to read daily and read to your child as often as you can. We will continue to build on the independence your child gained in Year 3. As well as listening to your child read, please ask lots of questions to deepen understanding. Even very independent children benefit from this!

 

Can you help?

It would be a real help to have volunteers to hear children read before school until 9:00am. This would just involve listening to one or two children read for 15 minutes or so after dropping your own child at school. If you feel that you can spare some time, please speak to Ms Bandey or Mrs Andrews. 

 

PE

PE in Year 4 will usually be on Friday. 

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school. It's always advisable to leave PE kits in school, as lessons can change at short notice.

 

 

Home learning

Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are then marked and returned on Friday ready for the following week. 

Look at our fantastic new classroom!

Our new classroom is where the old Class 4 used to be. It's next door to the Nurture Room, by the stairs that used to go up to the staff room. 

 

It's even bigger than the classroom we had at the end of last year! 

 

We look forward to seeing you all in our new classroom on Wednesday :-) 

 

Mrs Andrews & Ms. Bandey
 

 

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