Spring Bank Primary School

Year 4 Autumn Half-term 1 Newsletter

 

7th September 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Year 4. I hope you had a nice summer and enjoyed the sunshine when it appeared! This half term our topic is ‘Groovy Greeks’ which is a study of Ancient Greece. In literacy we will start with poetry with a focus on creating imagery. After that we will focus on writing recounts and a mythical story. In mathematics we will be working on place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, properties of shape and measurement.

In science we will be looking at sound and will have a workshop with Sam Paechter to during the topic. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will make their own Greek theatre masks. In computing the children will cover e-safety, revise skills with different programs and program using Scratch software.

I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be RE and the class will be taught by Mrs Baruah. You will also notice a new face in Year 4, he is a Graduate Learning Assistant and his name is Mr Tooley.

I have attached a timetable but important dates are as following. On Tuesday afternoons the class will go for swimming lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre. For this they will need a swimming costume or trunks/shorts (shorts must not go over the knees and football shorts are not allowed), a towel and goggles if needed. No money, shower gel or shampoo is to be brought. Hairbrushes are permitted and moisturiser is allowed if it is medically necessary.

Our other PE lesson is last thing on a Friday afternoon so please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed. I would also advise providing a sweater or tracksuit top as the weather gets colder.

Guided Reading is every Monday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings and times tables will also be given on a Monday to be tested on a Friday morning.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.

Regards

Mr Wrankmore

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