Cycle 4

Your Year 4 teacher this year is Miss Smail.

As we approach the end of the year, here is an overview of what exciting learning we will end the year on in Year 4.

Uniform

We have a lovely new uniform this year at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. Children can wear their burgundy sweater (with or without school logo, white shirt, black or grey skirt or trousers, black or grey pinafore, white or black tights (no leggings), plain white or black socks and black shoes (no visible logos). Please ensure if your child loses any part of their uniform that I am informed so we can help find it, or a new order is placed as soon as possible. Please also ensure all shirts are tucked in and uniform remains lovely and smart until the end of the year.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

In addition to children’s learning in class, a topic based homework has been set for children to have a go at if they wish. This is to make an Ancient Egyptian tomb or pyramid, made from any material that you wish. Examples were given on the letter that was sent out to take inspiration from. This is due in Friday 22nd June 2018.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a prize for the child who has read the most books within the term.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to amber and then red if this persists. Children do have the chance to work their way back to green if they are on amber when making the right choices within class and around school. If the children finish the day on red then a chat with parents will be required at home time.

Our Always board was carefully chosen by the class and is Minecraft themed. This is to ensure all children are consistently following our 6 Always rules in order to receive an Always badge. The rules we decided as a class are:

  • To listen to the speaker
  • To try your best and never give up
  • Treat others how you want to be treated
  • To listen to the speaker
  • Work together as part of a team
  • Be respectful to those around you

House points

Children will also be rewarded for good behaviour with house points and whichever house wins the most points will be announced each Friday in the Celebration Assembly.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for this day only. If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. On Thursdays we have swimming so can you ensure your child brings their kit every Thursday. This requires:

  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat
  • Swimming socks (if required)
  • Swimming bag

Music

We have our music teacher coming in to teach Music on Wednesday afternoons. The children will be allocated a brass instrument and will need to take it home Wednesday nights to practice for the week and they will need to bring it back in on the following Wednesday for the lesson.

An Overview of Cycle 4

English

This cycle we will be developing our writing skills and completing short writing tasks which the children enjoy. We will also be studying a poetry book called ‘Hot Like Fire’ by Valerie Bloom, where we will study features of poetry, create our own and even some performance poetry.

Maths-

Following our end of year tests, children will be developing their problem solving skills and consolidating all Year 4 knowledge so they are ready for the transition into Year 5.

Science

Sound

Topic-

History- Ancient Egyptians

 

Hook Question- Can you walk like an Egyptian?

P.E.- 

Swimming

Tennis

Music– Brass Instruments tuition

French- Quelle heure est-il?

Religious Education-  

 

Why do some people think

that life is a journey and what

significant experiences mark

this?

 

PSHE- 

Taking more control

BLP- Relationships

 

Art-

Ancient Egyptian head pieces

 

Computing- Research skills

 

We are currently organising a trip as part of the Ancient Egyptian topic, to Manchester Museum on 11th June. Please return the permission slips to school as soon as possible. Many Thanks.

I am looking forward to another exciting cycle. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail

 

Cycle 3

Another very exciting cycle in store for year 4 as we approach Cycle 3.

Uniform

We have a lovely new uniform this year at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. Children can wear their burgundy sweater (with or without school logo, white shirt, black or grey skirt or trousers, black or grey pinafore, white or black tights (no leggings), plain white or black socks and black shoes (no visible logos).

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

A topic based homework will be issues this cycle on South America. Children are encouraged to put together a short presentation about all the information they have learnt about South America at the end of this cycle. They will be shared on Friday 4th May. This can be in the style of a poster, picture cards, verbal explanations or PowerPoint presentations on the computer, if bought in on a memory stick.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a prize for the child who has read the most books within the term.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to amber and then red if this persists. Children do have the chance to work their way back to green when making the right choices within class and around school.

Our Always board was carefully chosen by the class and is Minecraft themed. This is to ensure all children are consistently following our 6 Always rules in order to receive an Always badge. The rules we decided as a class are:

  • To listen to the speaker
  • To try your best and never give up
  • Treat others how you want to be treated
  • To listen to the speaker
  • Work together as part of a team
  • Be respectful to those around you

House points

Children will also be rewarded for good behaviour with house points and whichever house wins the most points will be announced each Friday in the Celebration Assembly.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days. If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Music

We have our music teacher coming in to teach Music on Wednesday afternoons. The children will be allocated a brass instrument and will need to take it home Wednesday nights to practice for the week and they will need to bring it back in on the following Wednesday for the lesson.

An Overview of Cycle 3

English

This cycle we will be reading the book Charlotte’s Web where the children will take part in role play and discussions as well as producing diary entries, discussion based argument writing, character descriptions and classic novel writing.

Maths-

Shape

Angles

Statistics

Science

Electricity

Topic-

Geography- South America

Hook Question- Do you want to go on an adventure? Alpaca my bags.

P.E.- 

Athletics

Rugby

Music– Brass Instruments tuition

French- Quelle heure est-il?

Religious Education-  

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

PSHE- 

Who are these people?

Design and Technology- 

South American menu

Computing- Photo-stories (editing images)

We are currently organising a trip as part of the South America topic which you will receive information about nearer to the date of the trip.

I am looking forward to another exciting cycle. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail

 

Cycle 2

Your Year 4 teacher this year is Miss Smail.

After a great first Cycle in Year 4, we are looking forward to this term and Cycle 2.

Uniform

We have a lovely new uniform this year at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. Coming into the winter months, children can wear their burgundy sweater (with or without school logo, white shirt, black or grey skirt or trousers, black or grey pinafore, white or black tights (no leggings), plain white or black socks and black shoes (no visible logos).

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Thank you to those parents who assisted their child in making their rainforests in a box, they were brilliant and I was impressed with the effort put into them.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a prize for the child who has read the most books within the term.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to amber and then red if this persists. Children do have the chance to work their way back to green when making the right choices within class and around school.

Our Always board was carefully chosen by the class and is Minecraft themed. This is to ensure all children are consistently following our 6 Always rules in order to receive an Always badge. The rules we decided as a class are:

  • To listen to the speaker
  • To try your best and never give up
  • Treat others how you want to be treated
  • To listen to the speaker
  • Work together as part of a team
  • Be respectful to those around you

House points

Children will also be rewarded for good behaviour with house points and whichever house wins the most points will be announced each Friday in the Celebration Assembly.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days. If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Music

We have our music teacher coming in to teach Music on Wednesday afternoons. The children will be allocated a brass instrument and will need to take it home Wednesday nights to practice for the week and they will need to bring it back in on the following Wednesday for the lesson.

An Overview of Cycle 2

English– We will be finishing our book The Great Kapok Tree and making playscripts. Then moving on to The Lost Happy Endings By Carol Ann Duffy where we will produce writing in role, advisory notes, non-chronological reports and narratives.

Maths-

Addition and Subtraction

Fractions

Area and Perimeter

Science

States of Matter

Topic- History – The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

Our topic question hook is: Successful Saxons or Victorious Vikings?

P.E.- 

Hockey

Dance

Music– Brass Instruments tuition

French- Quelle heure est-il?

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

PSHE- Growing Up

Art- Illuminated letters

Computing- Photo-stories (editing images)

As well as our topics, this cycle we will dedicating a couple of slots during the afternoon to rehearsing for the school production that will take place Tuesday 12th December.

I am looking forward to another exciting cycle. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail

 

 

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome back to Brentnall for a new school year. I am very excited to be welcoming your child into Year 4- Turquoise class.

Your Year 4 teacher this year is Miss Smail.

Uniform

We have a lovely new uniform this year at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a prize for the child who has read the most books within the term.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a traffic light system to monitor behaviour. Children will all start on green at the start of the school day. Children will receive a warning if they display unacceptable behaviour and then will move down to amber and then red if this persists. Children do have the chance to work their way back to green when making the right choices within class and around school.

Our Always board was carefully chosen by the class and is Minecraft themed. This is to ensure all children are consistently following our 6 Always rules in order to receive an Always badge. The rules we decided as a class are:

  • To listen to the speaker
  • To try your best and never give up
  • Treat others how you want to be treated
  • To listen to the speaker
  • Work together as part of a team
  • Be respectful to those around you

House points

Children will also be rewarded for good behaviour with house points and whichever house wins the most points will be announced each Friday in the Celebration Assembly.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days. If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Music

We have our music teacher coming in to teach Music on Wednesday afternoons. The children will be allocated a brass instrument and will need to take it home Wednesday nights to practice for the week and they will need to bring it back in on the following Wednesday for the lesson. After the first cycle we will be having Music with Mr Davies.

An Overview of Cycle 1

English– The Green Ship by Quentin Blake

Diary Entries

Character Descriptions

Role Play

Story writing

Maths-    Place value

Addition and subtraction

Science– Living Things

Animals including Humans

Topic- Rainforests

P.E.- Hockey

Gymnastics

Music– Brass Instruments tuition

French- La salle de classe

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

PSHE- Building Learning Power- Resilience

Art- Henri Rousseau

Computing- We are software developers

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 4. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail