Welcome to Year 4 at Whittlefield Primary School!
Welcome to Year Four’s class page!
Class teacher- Mr Riley
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Danby
Home Learning will be set every Wednesday and children should complete this in their red home learning books, unless stated otherwise. The children will have until the following Tuesday to complete their home learning. We also offer homework club on a Monday night.
Home Reading Books
The children will continue bringing reading books home every day. I ask that you could aim to read with your child every day, even if this is just a couple of pages. I am sure you have heard from your children about the reward system we have introduced for home reading – points make prizes!
If you do read with your child please record this in writing in their Home Reading Record. Children will also be bringing a library book home once our bus is finished and our library is set up!
Water Bottles and Fruit
PTFA provide children with school water bottles for use in classrooms. In addition, all children have access to water and milk at lunchtimes. You are welcome to send your child with a piece of fruit for playtime but please do not send sweets, chocolates or crisps.
As you know, Year 4 will have their PE session on Wednesday afternoon. They will also go to the St Peter’s Centre for a swimming lesson on Friday afternoon. They should wear their PE kit to school on both of these days. If children attend an after school sports club they may either come to school in their PE kit or wear their uniform and bring it with them to change at the end of the day. Children should have long hair tied up and jewellery removed. If children are unable to remove their own earrings please do this at home on PE and swimming days.
Thank you for your support so far this year. Myself or Mrs Danby will be available at the door every home time so that you can communicate with us on a daily basis if needed.
We have been learning how to use spreadsheets using the ‘2 Calculate’ program. We learned about columns, rows and cells. We discovered how to change the colour of cells, to insert images and how to move, delete, lock and copy cells. We created a times table spreadsheet.
Computing- We did some work on online safety. We added comments to the Year 4 class blog about information which was safe to share online. Then we talked about how reliable the internet was for information and that not every website could be trusted. We looked at a spoof website, then created our own!
As part of our work on solids, liquids and gases, we found out lots of facts about some of the most common gases in the air that we breathe. We were each given a fact card, which we then had to read to three other children before swapping our card. Then we repeated the process. Next we got together with all of the children who had the same gas as us and created a group poster. Then we shared the information as a class.
December – Making Christmas decorations
We have begun our science topic on circuits. We have found out about the potential dangers of mains electricity and have learned how to create working circuits using batteries (cells), bulbs, buzzers, motors and switches. We also created some Autumn leaf pictures using oil pastels and have begun to learn about coding in our computing lessons.
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