Year 4 2014-15
We hope the all the children have enjoyed the Cooking and D&T week, we've made lots of mess and had great fun doing it. The children have created some amazing models and hope you can come in and see them during our whole school celebration evening on the 15th July. Thank you to everyone who attended our Year 4 afternoon tea we really hope you enjoyed sampling the result of the children's hard work in the kitchen and so pleased the sun came out for us to enjoy some time on the field together.
After a number of fun and creative weeks in our schoool timetable since half term we are now returning to a normal timetable of both lessons and homework.
In year four during this summer term, we are looking forward to studying a history/geography topic rather close to home - Great Britain. We will be looking at some of the early settlers, undertaking some map work and later in the term looking at some Great British icons and Great British landmarks. We are really looking forward to this topic and hope the children enjoy the tasks we have planned and trips we have organised.
Our Art focus this term
As our topic is Great Britain this term, we will be looking at an old English craft skill - Quilling. We will create images of English flowers using scrolled and folded paper. I will post more information regarding our D&T topic nearer the time but can say we will be using modroc to create some iconic British landmarks.
We will be looking at states of matter, changes of state as well as evapouration and condensation. We hope the children enjoy the planned experiements for the term. In the second half of the term we will be lookin at sound as well as having a focus on SRE.
During the Summer term we shall be creating our own wiki page about our local area, which gives the children an identity through where we live. The children will practise using their editing skills by improving informative writing on our local area of West Byfleet. In the second half of the Summer term we will be collecting and interpreting data through using Microsoft Excel. The children will have the experience to create a variety of graphs and charts and present them in a variety of professional ways. The children are already excited with their Computing topics this term!
In order to celebrate and reward children for their great efforts in their homework, we will be continuing the previously discussed homework incentive for all Year 4 pupils. We will award a certificate (1 per class) for a piece of homework that shows for example the best effort, the most improved effort, great presentation etc. We look forward to celebrating the children's homework with you.
Details of homework
English based homework set on a Monday due in on a Thursday.
Mathematic based homework set on a Wednesday and due in the following Monday.
Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday. A list will be written in the children's homework books and each will include a list set by the teacher as well as a selection from the children's own work.
Information regarding the homework task is posted in the homework section of the yr4 webpage - access through the homework link above. we will include the spellings here on a weekly basis, the children's individualised spellings will not be posted.
Both Mrs Sheen and Mrs Knight will be checking Reading Records each week. Please ensure you send your child's Reading Record in with them on a Monday morning.
Thank you for your continued support
Miss Drabble and Mr Wicthell
Miss Drabble - Class Teacher Osprey class
Mrs Sheen - Teaching Assistant Osprey class
Mr Witchell- Class Teacher Hawk class
Mrs Knight - Teaching Assistant Hawk class
Mrs Chapman - Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Hawk class
If you would like to download a copy of the Year 4 weekly timetable, then simply click on the Word document link below.