Year 4 2021 - 2022
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Congratulations! Your child is in Year 4. This is a year where we nurture and encourage the feelings of independent thinking, learning and decision making. Children now already know the routines for the Juniors; they have already realised that they have to do homework; they already understand that they are expected to learn a lot in a year; they can dress themselves (mostly!).
In English, the children are becoming more independent with their writing and are using the features they are learning in class. Child will learn to know and understand particular key skills. Apostrophes, commas, and key spellings are just some of the things children in Year 4 are expected to use accurately.
In Maths, there is an expectation that by the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic.
- Practise regularly, making sure to go back and repeat tables you have practised before.
- Sing tables in the car; at mealtimes; before bed; walking the dog; at any spare moment!
- Put a poster at the end of their bed or give your child tapes to listen to in the car.
- Download an app to practise on a laptop or tablet.
In Science we will be learning about Electricity, Circuits, Living things and their environments, Food Chains, Change of State and Sound.
In History we will be learning about the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt and in Geography we will be finding out all about Europe and later in the year, Vocanoes and Earthquakes.
Fortunately, the children will continue to attend swimming lessons. These will take place on a Monday. Please ensure children are fully equipped and arrive punctually. I am pleased to say that the children behaved very well during their first session and I hope this will continue.
Our PE lesson is every Friday, so please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kits, which is trainers, black jogging bottoms/leggings, white t-shirt and the blue school jumper. Swimming takes place evry Monday, so please make sure your child comes to school with their swimming kit (swimming trunks/costume, towel and swimming hat). The children can be quite hungry after swimming so feel free to send a healthy snack in.
Normally we have an open door policy to parents but unfortunately this is not possible at the present time. However, we want to be available to share news about your child or to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have so if you do wish to speak to staff please ring the school office and we can arrange a time for either a phone meeting or a face to face meeting.
Please remember children are able to bring a water bottle into school.
Miss E Bovingdon
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