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Year 4

Year 4

Welcome to the Summer term in Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teachers: Miss Downey & Miss Newman
LSAs: Miss Vick, Mrs Lynch and Mrs Melia

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to talk to one of the Year 4 team.

Reading at home

We cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to read at home! Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading folder to take home and a reading log to record any reading they do. We would like them to read at least 5 times during the week – this can be anything that they are interested in reading, not just books, but useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines… the list is endless!  The reading logs will be checked regularly. 

Homework

Homework is sent out each Friday to be handed in the following Friday. We ask parents to support us with completing the maths, spelling, grammar and reading tasks sent out. A spelling test will take place every Friday.

P.E

4N PE days - Monday and Thursday (Swimming)
4D PE days - Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure that your child comes to school with their PE kit on these days.

PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the blue school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Water bottles & snacks

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can purchase milk cartons at the beginning of each half term (see the school office) and bring a healthy snack for break time. Please be reminded that we are a healthy eating school, if a snack is chocolate, crisps, cake or sweets it is NOT a healthy snack. 

Swimming

In Year 4 we have the exciting opportunity to learn and improve our swimming skills! These lessons will happen once a week and our currently on Thursdays. 4N are currently attending swimming lessons.

For swimming your child will need:

Swimming hat
Towel
Swimming costume/Swimming trunks. (No bikinis)

They can also bring a healthy snack to the pool.


It is recommended that you send your child in with their swimming costumes/trunks underneath their school uniform. This will make getting changed much quicker for them. If you are doing this, please remember to provide your child with a spare change of underwear. We also ask that you ensure your child has a warm waterproof coat, as we will be walking to the leisure centre in all weathers.

Maths

This term year 4 will be learning about decimals, money and time. We would like to remind you the importance of pupils regularly using Times Tables Rockstars, and practicing their times tables. Fluency in this area can often help children with many other areas of Maths. The national Year 4 Multiplication Check is held in June, and consistent practice will help pupils complete this with ease.

 

English

Our text for our English  lessons will be ‘Charlotte's Web by E.B White'. This classic tale lends itself to an array of different writing opportunities such as persuasive speeches, diary entries and our own narrative.

We will continue our exploration of Shakespeare's King Lear this term, where the children will become experts in the play. They will then use this to create their own performance, ready to be performed in The Lowry Theatre!

Science

Science is now taught as Biology, Chemistry and Physics throughout the year. This gives children the opportunity to revisit learning and prepares them for High-school Science. 

History - Bridgewater Canal

This term Year 4 will explore the history of The Bridgewater Canal and it's role in the industrial revolution. Children will learn what Salford was like before and after the industrial revolution. They will reflect on the impact of Patricroft train station, and imagine what life was like for a child living in Eccles at this time.

Geography - Seasonal Food

Children will explore how the seasons and climate affect our food. They will understand the journey that different food takes to get to our plate.

Design Technology – Healthy Lunches

Year 4 will research healthy lunches, and understand how different foods can affect our bodies. They will use this information to design and create their own healthy lunch.

Art – Lucie Bellion

In Art this term children will explore French artist, Lucie Bellion. Lucie Bellion is a textile artist and graphic designer. Her prints are often inspired by nature. Children will compare her work with local textile artists, and then create their own prints based on her work.