Year 4 News

Year 4 Autumn 1 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 4 and say how much we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! We are all eager to be back into the swing of things. It has been a brilliant first week back and the children have settled into their classes with ease. We have a lot of exciting topics planned for this term and we are very excited to get started!


Just like in previous years, each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 4 class names are from the Asian continent: Bangladesh (Ms. Nelson-Cole’s class), Mongolia (Ms Swanzy’s class) and Cambodia (Ms Clifford’s class). Therefore, this half term, the children will be learning about their class country during literacy and geography lessons. We will be exploring both the physical and human geography of our respective country and continent and how this impacts the lives of people who live there. In addition, the children will also be carrying out various activities as part of Black History Month.

In Maths we will be following the Government ready to progress guidance starting with place value. In Literacy, the children will develop their understanding of non-chronological reports, writing about their class country and different animals. Our science topic this half term is states of matter and will involve practical hands on investigations. Our R.E. topic is Christianity with a focus on the life and teaching of Jesus. In computing we will be looking at online safety and learning about data.

This year the children will be receiving whole class instrument teaching (WCIT). This is a fantastic programme run by Haringey (and part subsidised by the PSA) where children have the opportunity to learn a new instrument in school. The children will be encouraged to take their instruments home to practise. There will be a WCIT concert for each class just before Christmas. Dates to be confirmed.

Class Instrument Day
Bangladesh Guitar Friday PM
Mongolia Violin or cello Friday PM
Cambodia Trumpet or clarinet Thursday PM

As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing football and tag rugby (both outdoor). Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top.

  P.E. sessions
Bangladesh Wednesday am
Mongolia Wednesday am
Cambodia Wednesday am

Just like last year, homework is sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. Children are encouraged to speak to their teacher on Monday if they find the work challenging. We will also be running a homework club to support those children who require assistance. Further details about this to follow.

As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 4 with secure recall of all times tables and division facts up to 12×12, we are encouraging daily practise. It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day, which should be recorded in their reading record. New reading records will be sent home in the near future. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Kind regards,

Ms. Nelson-Cole, Ms Swanzy and Ms. Clifford  (The Year 4 Team)

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