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Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 - Winners of the 2020 KS2 Walk to School Golden Boot!

 

Class Teacher: Ms J Badhan

Support Staff: Mrs H McComish and Mrs L Nurton

 

Year 4 Topics

Year Four will continue their science learning in the Summer learning about circuitry and sounds with plenty of opportunities to do some hands on Science - the best kind of Science there is! We will continue to benefit from local walks to learn about the history of Sandhurst from 1812 to learn about how our village has changed over the past 200 years. Our exciting class reads for the Summer term are 'The Butterfly Lion', after we finish learning about the features of non-fiction texts - these will form the basis of our guided reading and some English work. Our fiction writing will take the form of playscripts as well as stories containing historical indicators to give the reader of sense of times gone by. RE this term will test the pupils' attitudes to miracles, which opens up to lots of valuable debate over the miracles of Jesus. In maths, we will work on measures (money and time - two topics which are easily practiced at home), statistics (solving problems involving line graphs) and geometry with an emphasis on the different types of angles, triangles, symmetry and describing position on a grid). There is a link to an excellent interactive teaching clock under 'Useful websites'.

 

Homework

Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every week on a Tuesday and then marked the following Tuesday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Tuesday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in! 

 

Spellings will be handed out every week. Children will be given 10 spellings to learn, plus 5 bonus words, and a spelling test will take place every Tuesday.

 

In addition to this set homework, each week your child should read aloud everyday their reading record books must signed with a comment. The class reading challenge is exciting, so please refer to the back of your child's reading record to see what the challenges are.

 

Class Routines

PE will take place on a Monday PM with Mr Boardman and Wednesday PM with the class teacher. Due to the current situation, both PE sessions will take place outdoors, and for ease, we will allow children to come to school wearing their PE kits - please ensure the correct kit is worn by the children. Earrings and watches must be removed prior to each PE lesson. Children are encouraged to bring two water bottles on PE days, since refilling at water fountains is no longer possible under the current restrictions.

 

Useful websites

 

Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables

Mathsbot

Mathaids

Pobble 

Readtheory

BBC Skillswise - advice for parents who want to help with homework

BBC Bitesize

Interactive teaching programmes (maths)

Interactive teaching clock

Times tables games

Once upon a picture

 

Useful Information

Class Photos

Christmas Carol

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Easter service 2021

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