Year 4

Year 4

 

Welcome to year 4Ds class page.

4D are taught by Miss Davies.

On this page you will find lots of information to keep you up to date with what is going on in year 4.

Routines

The school gates open at 8.30am.

The KS1 playground is supervised from 8.45am by teaching assistants. Children are expected to line up at 8.55am and are then led into class.

School finishes for KS2 children at 3.30pm and are promptly dismissed by their teachers from their classroom.

Our main P.E. lesson is on Thursday mornings. Please make sure you keep your kit in school. It will need to go home to be washed regularly. If you do decide to take your kit home before this then please make sure it comes back. Mr McGovern and/or Miss Fielding will occasionally lead additional PE sessions with you so please ensure you have the correct kit at all times.

Uniform

Our new school uniform is now fully implemented. The children of St Joseph’s look smarter than we ever have and continue to be complemented from visitors to the school and on school visits. Please maintain this sense of pride by maintaining it well, especially your footwear, which we will focus heavily on this term. It makes us all feel proud, professional and ready to achieve our best!

Uniform consists of a white shirt, school tie, bottle green knitted cardigan with school badge, school tartan kilt or school tartan pinafore dress or grey trousers, navy tights or white socks. The bottle green blazer with school badge is optional. In the Summer term pupils may wear green and white checked dresses with white socks.  Children can also wear a white shirt, school tie, bottle green knitted jumper with school badge, grey school trousers, grey or black socks and sensible block shoes. Again, the bottle green blazer with school badge is optional. In the Summer term pupils may wear grey shorts instead of trousers.

Long hair must be tied back. Hair bobbles should be sensible and ideally green. Large or sparkly hair accessories are NOT permitted.

Recreational hair styles (including shaved hair or braids) are NOT permitted.

Jewellery (except stud earrings) are NOT permitted.

Watches ARE permitted.

Please note that trainers, sandals and boots are NOT permitted.

PE kit consists of black shorts, a white, round necked t-shirt with school badge and black pumps.

Home Learning

Reading

Please take time to read at home each night and keep up with our reading challenge to ensure you receive certificates, medals and special prizes 

Homework

Spellings and timetables will be given out each Friday and tested the following Friday.

Curriculum

English

In English this term we will be focusing on Manfish. We will be writing our own invention narratives, biographies and poetry.

Mathematics

This term we will be learning about fractions, including: equivalent fractions, fractions of quantities, addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator across 1 whole. There will also be a focus on fluency, times tables recall and knowledge of number facts.

Learning Challenge

Our topic this term is Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will be looking at what life was like in the past and comparing it to our lives today.

Science

In science this term we will be focusing on States of Matter.

Extra learning possibilities

Here is a list of some exciting education websites, which you could use to enhance your learning at home.

Are you looking to extend your learning at home? Here are some great sites that have been tried and tested by other children: 

http://charanga.com/site/  - Charanga Music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ - A great revision tool for English, Maths and Science.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ - Great for Maths games! Try their Literacy zone, too.