Year 4 2014-15
We have a fantastic week of lesson planned! The children will be given the opportunity to get stuck into our new topic where we will be looking at the life of the early settlers in England and continue on with our Talk for Writing topic. In maths we will be presenting and comparing data.
Both Maths and English homeworks are on the website now. English homework will be given to the children on Monday. We have given the children until Friday to complete this task. Depending on the effort they put in and spare time avaliable this task could take more than half an hour. Maths will be handed out on Wednesday and due in on the following Monday. A task sheet is avaliable explainging the task but the actual questions will be stuck in their books on Wednesday.
A huge thank you for all the support you gave the children with learning the Spelling Bee words. This was the most successful Spelling Bee yet and it is very clear the children's spelling ability is vastly improving. Not only was a difficult to find our 6 top spellers as there were a number of children in each round just one or two away but it was also difficult to find the winner on the day as they all showed such great spelling ability. Well done to everyone that took part but a special congratulations to Amelie who won the Year 4 heat.
Congratulations to Adelaide who has won the Great Efforts in Homework tasks this week. She created a fantastic Union Jack flag incorporating quilling within her design. Well done and you will achieve your certificate on Monday. I will also have a look through Hawks homework books to find a worthy winner for their class on Monday.
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.