Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page!

Year 4 has three classes;

4G, 4M and 4T

 

The teachers will tell you about their classes and will be uploading pictures and information about their learning as the school year progresses. 

Have a look at some of our fabulous learning...

  

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Learning Themes Autumn 2019

 

Oracy Driven Curriculum

This year we are developing our Oracy skills as part of our topic curriculum as well as teaching children to make connections across the subjects. We have found that the children really enjoy this new curriculum and having opportunities to speak confidently about the things they have been learning about.  The children are being introduced to timelines and maps to support their learning connections. In addition to this curriculum children also have French lessons, steel pan lessons during the year. In Year 4 the children will also be timetabled to go swimming in the Autumn & early Spring term as part of the PE curriculum.

Year 4 – Autumn Term

The children will study 3 topic units this term which will combine History and Geography skills:

Music

Eco – Plastic, friend or foe?

The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Science – Sound

                  What happens to the food we eat? (including teeth)

RE

Is it possible for everyone to be happy?

 What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Christians today?

 

PSHCE

We are following a new scheme of work called ‘Jigsaw’. The topics this term are:

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference

 We will also be continuing with our No Outsiders work.

Computing

Basic Skills

E-Safety

We are software developers – Creating algorithms

We are meteorologists measuring the weather

PE

Swimming

Invasion Games

Gymnastics
Basic shapes

Invasion Games

 

Class Information and Expectations

 

We are looking forward to another exciting year, where your children will be involved in creative, active learning and gaining confidence and skills in the process.

Year 4 Teaching  & Support Staff

Mrs Glover & Miss Byrne

4G

Miss Pick & Mrs Durgai

4P

Mrs Thomas & Mrs Williams and Mrs Fincham

4T

Miss Fitzgerald & Mrs Pring

Abbey Park (KS2)

Mrs McKinnon

Year group leader

 

 For your child to make the most of their time with us we ask that you can provide them with the following things:

Uniform

Plain red jumper or cardigan

Dark grey or black trousers, skirt or pinafore

Red checked dress

Sensible black shoes (no flip-flops or strappy sandals)

No jewellery to be worn, only small stud earrings.

You can also purchase embroidered uniform from Uniform Direct.

PE Kits

These must be in school every day.  Children must bring in their own PE kit from home.

PE kit includes:

A T-shirt

Shorts or joggers

Plimsolls or trainers

 All children must change for PE. PE kit must not have any inappropriate pictures or logos.

Each child must have their own Micropore tape if their ears have recently been pierced.  Alternatively, children can take our their earrings for PE.  Only small studs are permitted. 

Book Bag

This needs to be brought to school every day. 

Inside there should be a  reading book and a reading race-track

 

Please listen to your child read at least 5 times a week and sign their racetrack every time they read.

 

 

It is very important that you write your child’s name in ALL of their school equipment, clothing and shoes. When things are lost, it makes them much easier to find.

 

 

 

PE Days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

Year 4

Year 4

 

Swimming

Swimming is timetabled for Year 4 during the year, you will receive a letter when it is your child’s turn to go swimming.


Homework

Your child will bring home spellings and times tables to practise every week.  Children will also come home with their current reading book.  Children should be aiming to read for a minimum of 5 nights a week for 15-20 minutes each time in order to enter their bookmark into their class Reading Race.  Please support your child’s learning by completing and returning all given homework. 

Times Tables

Children are expected to have learned all of their times tables by Year 4.

Log on to TT Rockstars to help your child get faster.

You can also use this page made by our own Digital Leaders to check your knowledge of each set of times tables.

Behaviour

Our positive behaviour system is based around the 5 school rules. Pupils will get their name written on the rule board if they break any of the rules.

The other strand to our positive behaviour system is based around the acronym ‘REACH IT’!

Resilient      Engaged actively      Accountable       Challenged       Have a go

Independent       Teamwork

 Children will earn REACH IT points for working towards these areas. They will receive a small reward for every 100 REACH IT points.

 

Accelerated Reader

Children are expected to read and quiz enough each week to meet the word count threshold. If the threshold is not met, your child will be expected to read at lunchtime (Pink Readers). The one and only reason for this is the importance of reading in the whole of your child’s education. The thresholds are set weekly and are very achievable if the required amount of reading is completed.

Please come and talk to a member of staff if you have any questions about anything listed above. We look forward to another enjoyable term of learning with your children.

Thank you for your continuing support,

Year 4 Staff.