Cycle 2

Thank you for all of your support during cycle 1! The children have settled in nicely to year 4 and I look forward to spending the rest of the school year teaching them. I am sure they will continue to work hard and enjoy their learning. Please read on to discover the topics that will be covered during this cycle.

Cycle 2

English

We will be studying The Green Ship by Quentin Blake.

Character Description

Diary Entry

Poetry

Narrative

Maths

  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Money
  • Time
  • Shape

Science

States of matter

History

Anglo-Saxons

P.E

Dodgeball

Sports coach session

R.E

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

P.S.H.E

Mind to be kind

Art

Illuminated letters

Computing

E-safety – time online and friends

Word processing

French

L’ecole/ Quelle heure est-il?

Music

Brass instruments with Mr. Garbutt

I am always happy to arrange a meeting to discuss any issues or concerns.

Thank you.

Mr. Evans.

 

 

Cycle 1

Welcome back to Brentnall for a new school year. I am delighted to welcome your child to Year 4 and Peridot class with Mr. Evans, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Langowski and Miss Byrne.

Behaviour

Just like last year we will be using a dojo point system throughout school. Children can earn dojo points for any good behaviour related to our school values: to learn, to succeed and to respect. In year 4 we have set a target of 35 dojo points each week for children to attend their dojo treat, a target I am sure that all of the children are more than capable of successfully reaching.

Uniform

In year 4 children are expected to wear a school jumper/cardigan, white shirt/blouse, a school tie, black trousers/skirt and black shoes. Please ensure that your child has the correct uniform and that it has their name in each item of clothing.

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and new spellings to learn weekly. Each term there will be a topic based piece of homework for your child to enjoy creating at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and love reading in school and at home. To keep up to date with how your child’s reading is progressing we have ensured that they have a reading diary. Please sign the diary each night to show that your child has read with you. Every morning Mrs Langowski checks the diaries and dojo points are given to those children who have their diaries signed.

P.E

This year we are lucky enough to have some sports coaches in school to teach P.E. In year 4 we have P.E on a Monday and a Thursday. P.E kit should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Cycle 1

English

We will be studying The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry during cycle 1.

We will also cover a number of different writing features from our writing checklist in Year 4. These are:

  • Use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to join phrases and clauses
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Use capital letters for proper nouns and the personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Use expanded noun phrases
  • Use direct speech
  • Use subordinate clauses
  • Use adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions

Maths

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division

Science

Living things and habitats

Geography

Forests

P.E

Teamwork games

Sports coach

R.E

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

P.S.H.E

Helping others to keep safe

Art

Henri Rousseau

Computing

Scratch questions and quizzes

Music

Brass instruments with Mr. Garbutt

I am looking forward to working with year 4 this year. If you need to discuss anything throughout the year do not hesitate to approach me in the morning or I am always happy to arrange a meeting before or after school.

Thank you.

Mr. Evans.