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Handy information for Parents and Carers of children in Year 4.

We have two Year 4 classes; 4R and 4J.

Year 4 Staff
4R: Val Rutt (Class Teacher), 
4J: Bob Jones (Class teacher)
Amy Clayton, Ebony Thomas and Sarah McPeake (Support staff)

Classroom Location
4J: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.
4R: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.

Parent-Teacher Times
 Val and Bob hold regular times when they will be available to see you without an appointment. If you would like see them then just drop in.

4R: Thursday 3:45 – 4:15
4J: Thursday 3:45 – 4:15

If meeting at these times is not convenient for you then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Topics
Autumn: Active Planet
Spring: Ancient Greece
Summer: Habitats

Homework
The children have homework once a week. The work will be sent home on Friday and should be returned on the following Tuesday. In year 4 we are sending home a few words each week from the Year 4 spelling list in addition to teaching spelling patterns as part of our English lessons. We suggest different strategies for learning spellings and encourage creative learning – it is important that children discover what works for them and we do not wish for homework to be a source of grief or stress!  If you are having problems with this then please do go and see Val or Bob. Periodically, we will be asking the children to prepare a presentation to share with the class.

Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking HERE.

Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6.
Here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.

Year 4 Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE for more information about our curriculum.

P.E./Dance

4J – P.E on Wednesday and Dance (for this half term) on Fridays (after half term P.E on Monday will replace Dance on Fridays)

4R – P.E on Monday and Wednesday (after half term Mondays P.E will be replaced with Dance on Fridays)
 Children need to bring in a change of clothes for these activities (T- shirt, vest, loose fitting jogging bottoms, shorts, leggings, etc.). They should also have suitable footwear e.g. trainers.

Ukulele
Ukulele lessons will take place with Ben.  Children are taught in groups of fifteen for half an hour each week.

How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!

You can find this term’s letter to parents and carers and Topic Plan in the ‘Related Documents’ box to the left of the screen or by clicking the below link.

Autumn topic web 2017 – Year 4

Year 4 parents letter Autumn 2017