Class Blog for Year 4

 


Welcome to Year Four!

Thank you for taking the time to come and look at the exciting learning that takes place in Year Four. Please have a read of this blog to find  information about life in Year Four. We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.

 

The Team

Our Year Four Team consists of Mrs Berridge (Mon, Tues and Wed) and Mrs Hill (Wed, Thurs and Fri) in 4B, and Mrs Yates in 4W. We also have Mrs May and Miss May who will be supporting both classes and of course, Mrs Bryant (Gill)  and Mrs Hodkinson who will be working in 4W.  

Learning in Year Four

We understand that the jump from Year 3 to Year 4 can seem a little daunting, particularly at this strange time. We have worked closely with the Year 3 team to ensure a smooth transition. This has included a detailed transition meeting between previous teachers and new teachers detailing where the children currently are in their learning and what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests. It was wonderful to spend time with both the children who were in school at the end of last year and the children who popped in for a short visit.

In September you will notice that the Year 4 classrooms are very similar to Year 3, only further along the corridor.  In line with our school values, we will continue to promote the use of the following learning skills; Find out Flamingo (curiosity), Keep going Koala (determination), Ideas Iguana (creativity), Have a go Hippo (enthusiasm) and Team Work Turtle (responsibility). Please feel free to talk to your children about these skills and how we use them in school.

 

Morning Routines

Each morning, we ask that the children are dropped off at the same green gate as last year between 8:20 and 8:35am. The children will then enter their classroom via the Year 4 door into the cloakroom area. They will then hang their bags and coats up and wash their hands before entering the classroom. This time of day is a busy time for teachers so we ask that any messages are passed on via the teacher on duty who will then pass the information on to the class teacher. If you have any further concerns or questions then an appointment can be made via the office. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, parents are not allowed past the green gate.

 

End of day routines

At the end of the day, please come to the same green gate between 2:45 and 3:00, so that we can dismiss your child to you and pass over any messages about the day. If you are ever unable to collect your child, please either phone the office or pass it on to the teacher on the gate in the morning. We will not send any child home with anyone different unless we have had a message to do so. Please remember that on a Friday, children should be picked up between 12:45 and 1:00 pm.

 

Things to bring to school

Full school uniform, a waterproof coat, book bag with reading record and book, water bottle. In the summer months, please bring a hat and sun-cream. Please ensure that every item is clearly named.

 

PE Kit

Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child in to school in their PE kit every Tuesday and Thursday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day.

 

Snacks

 If your child would like to bring their own fruit then they are more than welcome to. In order to promote healthy eating, we do ask that children only bring fruit or vegetables to school.

 

Lunchtimes

Lunches will will be available from the kitchen (Free school meals for those entitled to them, or paid via Parent Pay for those who aren't) and can be ordered during the morning register.  The menu will continue to be on the school website so please have a conversation with your child each morning about what they would like to have. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch. This term, lunches will be eaten in classrooms.

 

Home Learning (Homework)

At Wadebridge Primary we believe that home learning is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe that it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside of the classroom as well as in school. Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of the children. The home learning tasks give opportunities for children to practise and apply the skills learnt in school. 

 

Reading: Regular reading (3X weekly) recorded within your child’s reading record.

Times Tables: Towards the end of Year 4, the children will be assessed on their times table knowledge (we will give you information about this closer to the time). It would benefit your child to practise them at home. They can access the assessment online at home by visiting  https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check. Additional to this, each child will continue to have a TimesTable Rockstar log in which they can use. 

Additional home learning: Your child’s class teacher will let you know about the additional home learning tasks that may be set for Year 4. This is often a half termly homework grid which includes some fun and exciting learning opportunities, which are linked to our topic, that the children can complete at home. 

We know that the children often get up to some amazing things out of school too. If you have visited somewhere interesting or achieved an award (swimming, karate etc.) then please let us know! We love to celebrate all types of learning and achievements.

 

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school and letting you know more about Year 4 soon.

 

If you have any questions, please do feel free to email us at jyates@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk, sjhill@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk or jberridge@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk. 



Mrs Hill, Mrs Yates and Mrs Berridge. 


 


Our first week  

Wow, what a brilliant first week in Year 4! We are so proud of all of the children for settling in so well into their new classes and their new routines. As things are a little different to what they usually would be at this time of year, we were aware that it might take a little longer for the children to familiarise themselves with their new environment as well as their new teachers and routines. However, this wasn't the case and everyone has slotted in beautifully and the excitement for learning has returned to the classroom. We thought that we would share a few things that we have been up to this week... 

In PSHE,  which have focused on our feelings about returning to school  and what may have changed since we were all together last (routines, rules and hand washing 100 times a day!). We felt that this gave the children the opportunity to share any thoughts and feelings about returning to school and to get answers to any questions what they had. Strangely, most questions were asking about lunch time and when that would be! 

In between the hand washing and sanitising, we've spent some of our week enjoying the glorious weather during P.E. The children have really enjoyed the P.E lessons this week and it's great to see them putting 100% effort into it. Please remember that our P.E days are Tuesday and Thursday and that children can come to school in their PE kits. 

Topic - We have introduced our topic of 'Europe' and have asked the children what they would like to learn. We have started to plan our topic around their interests . The children took part in a French lesson on Wednesday, it was great fun and everyone tried their hardest to master speaking in French (the finger moustaches helped apparently!). 

99 Club: The children took part in their first 99 Club of Year 4 and we are really proud of their efforts.  Please see our letter to parents below for details of how you can help your child to improve their fluency in arithmetic.

If our first week is anything to go by, this year will be amazing! We can't wait to see what next week brings. 

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to email us. 

Mrs Yates, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Hill. 

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Our Values...

Curiosity

Curious

We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.

Creativity

Creative

We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.

Excellence

Excellent

We are the best we can be.

Integrity

Responsible

We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.

Determination

Determined

We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

We are passionate about learning.

We are excited to welcome pupils in Years 1 - 6 back into school on Monday 7 September. Each Year Group has their own Drop Off and Pick Up times. Please check the Heads Blog Page for these times if you do not have them to hand.


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