WELCOME TO 4HM!
We hope you have had a super summer and are raring to return to school for a fun pack year ahead. Whilst some of us might be super excited to return, we know that for others it might be a bit daunting to get back into a routine after a long summer off, but fear not, we shall all get through this together!
We begin our Linked Learning topic of Grand Designs, focusing on the Ancient Greeks which is a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore the history and geography of Greece, as well as the lifestyles of the people living there at the time. We closely link our art and design to this unit too.
Our first Science unit is The Gruffalo’s Forest. The children will be exploring lots of different areas of the science curriculum in this unit with a theme of The Gruffalo and his habitat! In Term 2 we move onto Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which sees the children looking at the skills and knowledge required to survive on a deserted island.
PE is on a Monday (Tennis) & Tuesday (Multi-Skills)
The children will continue to wear their PE kit to school. This is a white t-shirt, black shorts or a tracksuit (joggers and a warm sports top will suffice) and trainers. No football tops are permitted. Where possible physical education lessons will be taking place outside although use of indoor PE is now permitted so please consider the weather when coming to school.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday, so please ensure you are practicing these in preparation for our weekly spelling test.
Homework will be sent out at the beginning of term and will take place on Microsoft Teams. This will be fully explained to the children but they will ‘hand in’ their work using this function. At the end of term, points, certificates and prizes will be awarded.
Year 4 children take a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. We will be working hard on times tables in class, but any additional practice at home would be hugely beneficial.
The link above is a fantastic tool to support at home.
We shall also keep you up to date with any important dates throughout the term, but if you need anything then please do not hesitate to get in touch with either myself of Mrs Gerrard on the playground at the end of the school day.
Here’s to another great year!
Hannah Morris & Mrs Gerrard