Swan Year 4 2018 - 2019

Welcome to Swan Class
 

The Team

Class:4RD

Teacher: Mrs Reynolds and Miss Devonshire 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hale

About Year 4

 

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.

 

At home:

You could help your children by:

• making an Advent calendar with them

• go online to http://tere.org/interactive/key-stage-2-interactive/  and complete the interactive activities.

Educational visits

We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:

A visit to our Parish church: Holy Apostles and St Martyrs

Prayer trails- Advent prayer trail and Lent prayer trail

Year 4 residential trip to Kingswood

A range of sporting events, including swimming galas

 

Reminders

  • Please ensure your child brings a refillable water bottle to school every day
  • Please label ALL clothing and belongings
  • Don’t forget to read with your child regularly
  • Book bags every day with your current reading book and reading record book

Physical Education (PE)

You need in school -
PE kits every Monday, to be taken home for washing on Fridays. All children should have a white t-shirt, black/navy shorts and black pumps or trainers. Please also bring in long trousers and long sleeved PE tops for the cold season. 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. Long hair needs to be tied back. 

Our PE day is Tuesdays, but this might change occasionally. It is therefore advisable to have PE kits in school every day. 

 

http://www.centralcoaststudenttutors.com/assets/img/school-books.jpgHomework diary: Children are to record homework they have been given in their diary. Please sign this at the end of each week when you know the homework has been completed. Your class teacher will then countersign the following week. There is a space if you wish to communicate with the class teacher.

Reading: Your child has been given a home reading book. They should be reading frequently at home with an adult. Please use the reading record book to comment on your child’s reading if you wish to do so. The children are reading from a range of other texts in school.

Homework: As well as regular home reading, children will be expected to complete Maths, English or Topic homework each week. Please find below the days that the homework will be given out by your child’s class teacher. The class teacher may change this as they feel necessary.

Class

Spellings

Times Tables

Weekend Homework

 

Given out

Due in

Given out

Due in

Given out

Due in

3B

Friday

Friday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Friday

Thursday

3-4C

Thursday

Thursday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Friday

Thursday

4RD

Friday

Friday

Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Please make sure your child is completing and returning all of their homework tasks on time as this supports their learning in the classroom. Please can the children present their work as neatly as possible.

Times Tables

Children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts by the end of Year 4. Please ensure that the children keep their recall skills sharp.

Spellings

By the end of Year 4 children need to be able to read and spell all of the Year 3/4 spellings. They also need to learn any spelling patterns and rules that are taught in class and then sent home. If you require another copy of the spelling lists please ask your class teacher.

Parent/Carer Curriculum Information

Attached are 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.

History

How do we know that Dinosaurs existed?

Would you prefer to live in the Stone, Bronze or Iron Age?

How does early Islamic civilisation compare to early British civilisations?

 

Geography

 

Our European Neighbours

Rainforests

Natural Disasters

 

 

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