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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
Living things and habitats
What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
Helping others to keep safe
Scratch questions and quizzes
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.