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PE Kit information:
PE kit is needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is important that children have trainers and warm clothing as PE will continue to be outside, swimming is on the Thursday and children need their costume under their tracksuit please. They also need long hair to be tied back on these day please.
Welcome back. We are looking forward to a new term and new learning. We are incredibly proud of each and every one of the children.
This term we cover be looking at Battles and Raids with a specific focus on World War II. We investigate how the war began, those countries involved as well as those which became involved later. We have a particular focus on the Battle of Britain. Children will learn what it was like to be living during those times; the difficulties faced by adults and children, what it felt like to experience the Blitz as well as food rationing and evacuation. We will developing knowledge and understanding, then using this in a variety of ways; including writing and art.
We continue to enjoy our science lessons, the range of understanding but also linking the learning to all other areas of life and education has been amazing. This term our unit is called 'Alice in Wonderland', it is followed a unit named 'School of Rock'. It is going to be a very interesting two terms of work.
In English we will be working on a book called 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons', the children will all be provided with a copy of the text and we will be reading it together. Many skills will be taught and developed through this text as well as using a range of genres for our writing.
Maths, will begin with co-ordinates then move through a range of skills. Children will be taught new concepts based on their prior learning. We will then be able to progress through the skills needed to allow them to achieve.
PE for 4VT will be on a Wednesday afternoon (Pacesetters) and a Thursday afternoon (swimming). Pacesetters will be covering a range of gymnastic type skills, but will be outside, so please remember a jumper. They will be working on the skills of swimming as well as developing further confidence in the water. Please remember that for now, children need to be coming to school in their PE kit on those days. They are welcome to wear a tracksuit on top to keep warm.
Homework is changing slightly, this will now be done on Teams. Children will be provided with the usual grid, any work can be done on the computer or pictures of work done can be attached. The expectation is that children complete at least one piece of homework every week, to be handed in by Friday morning. If this is not handed in, children will be staying in at lunch time to complete the piece. If they wish, children can complete more than one piece weekly. There will be certificates for the number of points achieved by the end of Summer term 1 and then 2.
Spellings will be given every week for the children to learn, these will be worked on and tested in class.
Reading is encouraged at every opportunity and children can earn reading award tickets for each book they read and are able to discuss. These tickets are collected and then one is picked out at the end of term to receive the book token.
EXCITING: We will be participating in a reading challenge where every child in the school needs to log the minutes they read. This can be done daily, weekly or how ever works for you. Every child will have their own log in and it will add to the school total. At the end of Summer two, if we make the total, children will have a whole school reward.
Please check the class page regularly as we will share information, work and photos.
If you have any problems or questions you can speak to me at the gate morning or after school. Alternatively you can call the school office and they will pass on the message.
School start time: 8:45
School finish time: 3.15
Our year 4 entrance to school is the single black gate on Regents Street. Find yourself a footstep and wait until someone comes to get. Please stay with your parents whilst you wait for your teacher and remember to social distance from other families.
4VT Class Assembly -Thursday 19th November