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Swan Year 4 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Swan Class

 

The Team

Class Teacher: Miss Cullen

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bell

 

Reminders

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.

Please label ALL clothing and belongings.

Summer Term

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.

Homework

This half term homework will be reading, times tables, spellings and either a writing or maths task.

Educational Visits:

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.

English

We are currently studying the wonderful book 'Edward Tulane' in our English lessons.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Amazon.co.uk: DiCamillo, Kate,  Ibatoulline, Bagram: 9781406360660: Books

Our 'Class Reader' for Summer term is ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’.

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf: 9781984850812 |  PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

RE - Jesus the Saviour

Jesus “is truly God and, as a man, truly human. His life, death and resurrection are the central event of all human history and at the heart of faith. His cross is the sign of his unique offering of himself for each and every human being.” Religious Education Curriculum Directory

Year 4 will learn that Jesus is truly God and, as man truly human and learn that Jesus came to share our life so that we can share his life. They will learn that when Jesus died on the cross he took away our sins, learn what happened in Holy week an learn what happened on Easter Sunday. 

At Home:

You could help your children by:

• reading the stories of Jesus’ last week with them

• visiting church during Holy Week

Physical Education (PE)

Our P.E day is Wednesday, please ensure your child comes in to school on Wednesday wearing their 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.

Reading

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.

Spellings

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.

Times Tables

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.

Maths

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.

 

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