Swan Year 4 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Swan Class
Class Teacher: Miss Cullen
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.
Please label ALL clothing and belongings.
Parent/Carer Curriculum Information
Throughout the year we will attach overviews with more information about what your child will be learning in each curriculum area during each term. We cover a variety of exciting topics throughout the year and may ask your child to bring in items from home to support these.
This half term homework will be reading, times tables, spellings and either a writing or maths task.
We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:
Topic based visits.
Visits to our parish church Holy Apostles and Martyrs.
Visits to our local theatre the Floral Pavilion.
Sports competitions at local schools.
We are currently studying the wonderful book 'Manfish' in our English lessons.
Our 'Class Reader' for Summer term is ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’.
Year 4 – Trust in God
The children will learn about Jesus’ teaching and the importance of trusting in him. They will learn that it is not always easy to trust in God (e.g. Zechariah).
They will learn about the promise God made to Mary through the angel Gabriel and
learn how Joseph put his trust in God when the angel appeared to him. They will
become familiar with Mary’s song of praise and trust in God (the Magnificat) and
learn that God fulfilled his promise to Mary when Jesus, the Son of God, was born.
The children will have a chance to deepen their awareness of God’s love for us and know that he asks us to trust in him. They will reflect on the times it is difficult to trust and on the importance of keeping promises. They will make their own Advent promises. The children will reflect on how Mary and Joseph placed all their trust in God and experience a celebration of the Nativity.
You could help your children by:
- making an Advent calendar with them
Physical Education (PE)
Our P.E day is on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes in to school on a Tuesday wearing their school PE Kit. The PE kit includes black or navy shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of trainers. As PE lessons will largely be held outside, your child may need something warmer (eg black or navy jogging bottoms and their school sweatshirt or cardigan).For health and safety reasons, children cannot wear jewellery for PE, so all children need to either be able to remove their earrings or they should be removed in the morning before school.
The children are expected to read independently at home on a regular basis (15 minutes per night). They should keep a record in their diary of what they have read. Please listen to them read out loud and record this in their diary. Discuss any vocabulary that they are not sure of. Your child should also be accessing Read Theory on a regular basis.
Children need to be able to read and spell all of the Year 3/4 by the end of Year 4. They also need to learn any spelling patterns and rules that are taught in class and then sent home. Click the file below to see the year 3/4 spelling list and practice some of the words at home.
Y4 - By the end of Y4 children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts. Please ensure that the children keep their recall skills sharp.
General Home Learning Links
Religious Education (RE)
"Prayers and resources for children's liturgy catechists.In the Year of the Word, use these Gospel reflections, prayers, songs and activities to help children listen to the God who speaks" To access the Children's liturgy page click here.
Physical Education (PE)
Please click on the logo to access each website.
“Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts”
“Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving.”
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation website for children.
White Rose have been busy preparing free packages for parent's to use, including video tutorials. These can be accessed by clicking the link above.
Explorify has a range of scientific investigations suitable for all ages. Click on the logo to join in.
Files to Download
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