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Church of England Primary School

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Year 4 - Beech Class

Who are the staff in Year 4?

Transition information

TERM 1 : Urban Pioneers 

 

Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell. Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by. Make a map of your home town and find out how things have changed. Has time changed town life for the better? How could you improve the urban environment? Maybe add more colour? More light? More things to do, or perhaps a plaza with a comfortable bench or two?  Now light up the city with creations of your own – a statue, a light show, a monument or street art. The possibilities are endless. What will you choose? You’re an urban pioneer, so get ready to go.

Meet the Teacher Power Point

Yearly Overview and Weekly timetable

Pupils in Year 4 should be reading at home for a minimum or 20/30 mins a day.  Quizes can be found using their accelerated reader accounts on https://ukhosted55.renlearn.co.uk/2240591 .It is vital that they practice their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/). 

PE days are MONDAYS with Miss Patterson and THURSDAYS with Total Sports Coaches. Please ensure your child has a PE kit on those days.  Bringing it on a Monday and leaving it in their locker for Thursday then washing it at weekends is probably the easiest way to work it.  We will be doing PE on the first day back.  This will be a hip hop dance unit from imoves to fit with our Urban Pioneers Topic.  

 

 

Homework 

In Year 4 pupils are expected to read their accelerated reader book for 30 mins a night.  I understand that pupils are involved in clubs and life can get very busy so there may be times when this is not possible.  However, reading is very  important so please aim to encourage your child to read as much as possible.  

 

MyMaths will be set every Thursday and this will coincide with what pupils are learning in class. 

Homework projects are to be completed for each new topic.  A variety of different approaches should be covered throughout the year.  For example, if your child has made something creative for their first project then the next one should have either an English or I.C.T. focus.  This means that pupils can practice different skills throughout the year.  Written feedback on the homework projects will be given on a form which will be passed from teacher to parents/carers each half term.

 

Pupils have their times tables rock star login details so they should be playing these times table games regularly.  This will help them prepare for the times table assessment in the summer term.

SPELLING LISTS

How do we reward children in Beech Class?

In Beech Tree class we follow the 5 B’s.

 

Be Respectful

Be Kind and gentle

Be careful

Be responsible

Be the best you can

 

In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.

Suggested webpages

 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills

 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.

 

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

http://www.mathsisfun.com/

www.mymaths.co.uk

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