Year 4 - Mr Lancaster, Mrs Awan & Mrs Bancroft
We hope you have has a wonderful, relaxing break and ready for another action packed half term!
English and Topic - I AM WARRIOR
This term we will be looking delving into the Roman Empire. Children will be learning about what it was like to be a Roman soldier from a very special visitor.
Did you know, the Romans used to eat weird foods like mice and flamingos. They ate their dinner whilst lying down on the sofa!
Year 4 will learn how to count using Roman numerals, about the lives of some famous people from this period of history and the key events they are associated with.
On November 9th Year 4 will be holding a reading sleepover at school. This is such a fun event which has been a great success in the past. Children will have a chance to do lots of reading and different activities as well as toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate as it wouldn’t be a proper sleepover without it!
Please make sure you have returned your consent form and read the list of things to pack so your child can make the most of this experience!
This half term we will begin by looking at Multiplication and Division!
Our Science focus this half term will be on States of Matter. Our Science focus this half term will be on States of Matter. In this topic children will carry out lots of fun experiments to learn more about solids, liquids and gases.
This half term we will be looking at ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. We will be investigating the words and exploring their meaning to help us better understand the beliefs of Christians.
PE will take place on Wednesday and swimming will take place on Monday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school every day and that all items are clearly labelled. The PE kit is compulsory and pupils will need: A pair of pumps, a white plain t-shirt and black shorts. Grey or black jogging bottoms are also allowed in the cold weather. PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Year 4 will begin swimming lessons on 10th September 2018. Lessons will continue on Each Monday afternoon. Letters with further details have been sent out. Children bring a complete kit as detailed on the swimming letter. Unfortunately, if your child does not have the correct kit the school is unable to provide a replacement so your child will have to miss that swimming session.
Children are expected to bring their books in everyday so they can be heard read at any time. Children also take part in weekly guided reading sessions with the teacher or LSA. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 3 times per week with them, and make a comment and sign their reading records.
Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle into school every day which is clearly labelled with their name. Children are expected to take their water bottle home at the end of each day to wash at home and return the next day. We have noticed that a large number of our children have not been bringing water bottles in, meaning that they are sharing cups with other children and potentially passing on bugs and germs.