Children in this class are aged between 8 and 9.
Teacher: Class 7 - Miss Cartwright & Class 8 - Miss Crane
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Blackburn and Miss Wood
Welcome to Year 4! This will be an important year for your child, as they grow in confidence and competence before moving into Upper Key Stage 2 next year. We will be working hard to improve our reading inference skills, and continuing to apply our problem solving and reasoning skills in maths. Our first topic 'Blue Abyss' will provide us with lots of opportunities for both fiction and non-fiction writing, which we will be posting examples of regularly on our class page! Not only will we get to learn about the Earth's oceans and the creatures that inhabit them, we'll also research ways to keep them healthy and discover more about the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring them!
Class 8's School Council representatives are Isabelle Anderson and Lucas Chadwick.
Class 7's School Council representatives are Lena Walczyk and Lewis Johnson.
Homework: Homework will be sent out every Thursday and is expected to be returned each Tuesday (or earlier). Homework returned on time will earn children 5 You’ve Been Spotteds and 10 house points. Children that do not return homework on time will complete it during break times until it is complete. Homework will consist of times tables practise and spellings practise. Children will also be expected to read at home daily – can you please make sure reading records are dated and signed each time you read at home. All homework must be completed neatly, to the same standard as work in school.
PE: This half term, PE will be on a Thursday afternoon. Children must have their full PE kit in school from the first day of term and it must remain in school for the term. All jewellery, including earrings, must be removed (not covered with a plaster). All children are expected to take part in PE lessons and forgetting a kit twice or more will result in lunchtime detentions.
Author of the half term: To start Year 4, our author will be Adam Blade. We will be reading 'Cephalox the Cyber Squid' as our class text. He has published a series of Beast Quest and Sea Quest books. Find out more about them and Adam here https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/adam-blade/
Reading books: Reading books must be in school every day and your child is expected to change their reading book regularly. Children are expected to read at home daily. Please make sure reading records are dated and signed each time you read at home. Please check your child's progress and encourage them to read and change their books frequently.