Sat Mar 7 2015

Year 4 2014-15



Dates for your information

Spellings will be handed out tomorrow (Thursday 26th February) and tested the following thrusday

World Book Day 5th March


23rd February update

Hope you have all enjoyed your Half Term week and are now fresh and ready to get back to school!
Please see below for details on new D&T project for the half term.
We have adapted the way we are teaching Literacy sessions - We have decided to teach within class groups in order to challenge and support children to a higher standard. Although both Mr Witchell and I are sad not to be teaching some of the children from each others classes anymore we will ensure to keep up to date with their progress and will always be interested in their learning journey.
Spellings - we have had to make some changes to our timetable due to changes in the support staffs' timetables. This does mean spellings will be tested on a Wednesday and new spellings handed out too.



Reading Challenge - the numbers of Reading Record books in on a Monday has dipped this week. To help encourage this and raise the importance of reading in the children's eyes we are implementing an system whereby if children have not read at least 3 times or have forgotten to bring their book in on a Monday they will be encouraged to read to an adult during assembly, break or lunch. This will start after half term.

New Homework incentive

In order to celebrate and reward children for their great efforts in their homework, we will be introducing a new homework incentive for all Year 4 pupils starting once the Ongoing Projects are in (Friday 13th March). 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.

We would also like to invite you to come and join in with our celebrations of the Ongoing projects by visiting both Hawks and Ospreys classrooms on 20th March to see all the fantastic and creative work completed by the children.

Design and Technology Spring 2nd half term

The children will be creating Polar region based Pop-Up books. This involves a number of different skills. The children will need to consider the purpose and audience of their book before the design process and then learn how to join materials to create a desired effect.


Our Art focus this term

The painting below by Carl Buell is the stimulus for our art work and creative writing this term. Both classes are working on group art work based on the painting and we are hoping to publish books with stories from all the children based on this painting.



Information regarding the homework task is posted in the homework section of the yr4 webpage - access through the homework link above.

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.




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