Year 4

YEAR four

Outlined below is a profile of work that your child will undertake this term. We hope that you will find this both interesting and informative.

CURRICULUM

TEACHERS: Mrs Morgan and Mr Humpage

In MATHS the children will cover topics including how to calculate area and perimeter. They will also have the opportunity to consolidate work on decimals and fractions. We will be looking at multiplying and dividing using times tables to help when using larger numbers. They will continue to develop their mental and written strategies. Finally, we will look at producing and interpreting line graphs and reading and plotting coordinates.

 In ENGLISH the children will be focusing on grammar, spelling and punctuation and developing their comprehension skills through reading. We will be reading a class reader and targeting our reading responses around the book.

In SCIENCE the children will be learning about ‘Animals, including Humans which incorporates learning about digestion and teeth. We will also be looking at Food chains and about some important inventors and scientists that link with the work we have covered in Science this year.

In ART the children will apply their experience of materials and processes, including drawing, to develop their artistic techniques, focusing on landscape art and printing. We will be looking at an artist called Sir Claude Francis Barry, who painted many Jersey landscapes.

In ICT we will be learning how to navigate Word, Excel and Publisher and import pictures, change font and draw graphs and work on data bases. We will also be looking at algorithms, programming and looking at the World Wide Web.

In GEOGRAPHY/ HISTORY the children will be learning about the Occupation and liberation of Jersey and during our visit to Crabbe we will be looking at map work and grid coordinates.

In RELIGIOUS EDUCATION we shall focus on and provide opportunities for the children to learn about the role and significance of worship and prayer in Christianity and other religions.

In PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We will be following the Jigsaw PSHE scheme, focusing on Relationships which includes topics such as love and loss and memories.

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Classroom equipment

A pencil case of an appropriate size

2 x HB writing pencils without ‘toppers’

A black handwriting pen

A sharpener and eraser

Coloured pencils

A clear 30 cm ruler also marked in millimetres

A glue stick

Please label equipment where possible and discuss with your child about taking responsibility for their belongings so that they are prepared for each lesson.

School bags

Each child should come to school with a book bag and lunch box only. Larger size book bags are available from the school office. Due to storage and space restrictions, we kindly request that large bags and rucksacks are not brought into school. Any concerns or queries should be discussed with your child’s class teacher.

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in addition to their lunchtime drink. This will be stored in a central area within your child’s class.

Lunch and snacks

Please ensure that your child brings a healthy snack and lunch each day. No sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks!

School uniform

We expect all children to be smartly dressed and take a pride in their appearance. As a reminder:

Long hair should be neatly tied back using plain/blue accessories.

No jewellery to be worn except small stud earrings for the girls.

No make-up or nail varnish should be worn to school. Smart black shoes that are appropriate for school should be worn.

PE kit

Mr Le Fevre will take all PE lessons in year 4 and these will be on a Tuesday and Thursday for 4 Morgan and Thursday as a double session for 4 Humpage. On PE days pupils are to come into school wearing their PE kit and bring trainers for lunchtime football in a bag on other days. The school expected PE kit is:

Navy shorts

White polo shirt

Proper sports trainers

White sports socks First Tower School or plain navy tracksuit

Full Value Contract

Within our classes we have devised a Full Value Contract, this states the rules that each child has agreed to abide by. Please do reinforce these rules at home and remind your child of our expectations. These agreed rules include:

Look after each other and your school

Be safe

Be polite

Be honest Be the best you can be

Homework

All homework will be sent home on a Monday and is due in on Friday each week at the latest. Children are expected to read for 20 minutes each night and for their reading diary to be signed by an adult. We do not expect the children to do homework at the weekend, but we would love for them to use this as independent learning time for their own interests.