Year 4 4D 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Class 4D
Hello and welcome to class 4D. I'm your teacher, Mrs Dixon. You will also meet Mr Dickinson, who will be supporting you in lesson time, and Mrs Guy, who will be with you when I am not in class. From time to time, you will also meet Mrs Chen and Mrs Eaton, who are our hearing support base TAs.
We are all looking forward to having you all back after being in lockdown! We will be continuing all our usual lessons, incuding Woodland Learning.
There will be Dojo points given out for children displaying our character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Your children will love telling you about them.
At Townfield we have high expectations of the children in terms of their behaivour, attendance, uniform and learning attitude. All of these things contribute to your children making good progress in all areas of the curriculum. The children are made aware of the expectations of behaviour and our Code of Conduct. When children follow by being respectful, responsible and resilient, they are awarded with Dojo points and the possiblity of receiving our class Golden Tie which they wear the following week.
We expect each child to carry out any home learning which is given to them to a high standard which reflects the work that they complete in class. If you have any concerns over home learning please let me know and we can work together to solve any problems.
Our curriculum this term
English - We will be looking at the story of Leaf, which is all about being 'an outsider' in an unfamiliar place.
Maths - We will be continuing to use our 'Maths No Problem' approach to maths and we will start by looking at more multiplying and dividing. We also will be using Times Tables Rock Stars to support our learning of times tables.
Science - Our topics this term are electricity and sound.
History - We will be exploring the fascinating world of Vikings.
PSHE - We will be looking at our achievements.
PE - We will be doing cricket and other outside sports in PE this term.
Art - We have a fabulous art unit all about dragon eyes this term. We can't wait to see all the gorgeous work from the children.
Music - We are going to be taking part in a unit based on the song 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers.
DT - We will be looking at how we can bring electricity into our DT lessons.
Each Tuesday, your child will take part in a Woodland Learning experience. This will take place outdoors in our wonderful wooded area. The children will take part in many exciting activities and will develop many kinds of skills including social and personal skills.
It is imperative that they are dressed appropriately in order for them to be comfortable throughout the session, as they will be out in all kinds of weathers.
The children in 4D will have indoor PE on Mondays and Thursdays this term. The children will need to come to school in their appropriate PE clothing.
How to help at home
On Thursday afternoon, the children will bring home spellings and their home reading book. They will need to return both on the following Monday regardless of whether they have finished their book. If they haven't finished their book then they can choose it again to bring home on the Thursday. They will also be able to access extra books from the Bug Club website, which they all have logins for. The expectation is that they read their book from school first and supplement it with their Bug Club books.
Your child is asked to read their book at least 3 times a week and we ask that you sign their diary each time that they read.
The children's spellings cover specific spelling patterns that are to learn in year 4 and also words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. The children are encouraged to practise their spellings in a variety of ways to ensure that they stick. We ask the children to complete the sheet to the same standard that we expect in class. When they come to do the section where they put the spelling into a sentence then we ask them to challenge themselves with trying to add in adjectives, fronted adverbials and conjunctions. They are also asked to complete it in their best handwriting using either a pencil or a pen.
All the children have logins for Times Tables Rock Stars so we ask that they log onto this site daily to practise their times tables.
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