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Year 4 - Doves

Welcome to Year 4's (Doves) class page!

 

Welcome back to a new school year. This year will obviously look a bit different from previous years but we will still learn lots and have fun. On this page you will find key information about what happens in Year four as well as some good links to help with learning. 

 

If you would like to challenge yourself outside of the classroom there are many fantastic opportunities on Purple Mash, a great online platform. Every child has a login which can be found in their reading diary. It is a great way to practise maths skills, coding and also practise their weekly spellings with a fun interactive quiz. Children can also email me directly with any questions they may have about their learning

 

 

Good attendance is really important especially as some children might been off school for quite some time. If you are unsure whether to send your child to school then please check the guidance here on our website or on the NHS website. Every week the class with best attendance will be visited and get to keep Gerald the Giraffe for the whole week. We would love to win!

 

Any questions or problems then the best way to contact me is to message me on Dojo or catch me before or after school in the playground.

 

Mrs Chapman

 

 

 

PE 

 

Our PE days this year are Wednesday and Friday. This year children will need to come to school on their PE days already in their PE kits and they will then stay in these all day. In the colder months your child can wear a tracksuit but please make sure these are plain and are either dark blue, black or grey. 

 

Swimming - From Friday 6th November we will be going swimming. You child can bring their swimming kit to school and we will get changed once we arrive at the swimming pool. Please make sure you provide your child with a swimming hat as we are not able to loan them out this year. Swimming lessons will take place at Meadgate School so we shall be walking there and back. 

Reading and Reading Diaries

 

It is really important that children are being given opportunities to read at home frequently. Every time you listen to your children read, please write it into the reading diary as these are used to record the reading stars. Books will be changed twice a week on a Monday and on a Thursday. If your child has finished the book before a changing day then they can read the book again to help them develop fluency and expression. 

 

Timestables

 

At the end of Year 4 the children will complete a Timestables test which will assess their knowledge and understanding of all times tables up to 12. There are some great websites and songs to help the children learn these. The links to these are below. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM

Our topics this year

 

Autumn Term: Victorians

The Victorian era was one of lots of exciting change in our country. The following websites would be a good starting point for homework projects or further research.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/victorians/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians.html

 

Spring Term: Electricity

We bet that you can’t imagine your lives without electricity! The following websites might be a useful reference for homework projects.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zcwnv9q

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-electricity

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/topics/electricity/?q=&page=1&per_page=25

 

Summer Term: Ancient Greeks

We will learn about both ancient Greece and and Greece today. Our topic will be full of Greek myths like the ones below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64rg/episodes/player

For other information, try these links:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

 


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