Welcome to Year 4 and to an amazing new year in your education. We are all really looking forward to lots of new learning and development. We are very lucky in 4VT that Mrs Hannah Shirtcliffe will be taking the class on a Thursday whilst Miss Townson is working within the school. We also have Mrs Janet Gerrard as our TA, so we have a fabulous team ready to go.
The overarching value for this year is Pride with the termly value of aspirations.
We start the year with the Ancient Greeks and will be learning all about what life was like during that period. This will also be included in aspects of the homework so look out for that.
Science is very new this year and we are lucky to be incorporating a range of science aspects within a unit called The Gruffalo's forest. This is very exciting and should allow the linking of science to the real world.
English will be focusing on grammar skills to begin with, through the use of an animation called Bubbles. We will then be moving on to work on The Gruffalo and Greek myths. Many skills will be taught and developed through these texts as well as using a range of genres for our writing.
Maths, as usual will begin with place value and 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 Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. We will be having tennis with a coach on Monday's. 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 will be set within the first full week and children need to aim to achieve the points set. Once they have managed this, they can hand in their homework. There is no need for homework to be handed in every week, just once the points have been achieved or by the date given.
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.
Please check the class page regularly as we will share information, work and photos.
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 16th November