Hello and welcome to Year 4.
Hello and welcome to Year 4.
Each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Gwennol, this means ‘Swallow Class’ in Welsh.
Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 13th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.
The people who work in our class are:
Our week in school and things to remember:
Our P.E hall slot is a Thursday afternoon however can you make sure P.E kits are in school all the time. We will send them home at half terms.
Friday- Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change each Friday.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we are learning all about our local area. Our literacy lessons will begin with us reading ‘Where my wellies take me’ by Michael Morpurgo. This is a collection of poems about different villages. We will then look at a picture book called ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker which looks at how places change through the years before we write our own poems about Acrefair. After this we will go for walks around Acrefair and think about how it has changed. If anyone has any stories about how Acrefair has changed over the years and would like to come and discuss this with the children please let me know. It would be much appreciated. In our topic lessons we will be looking at lots of different maps and locating different landmarks using compass directions and co-ordinates. We will be discussing current issues that we have in our local area before having a debate about this. We will also develop maths, geography, art and ICT skills along the way!
Learning at home
Reading- In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Friday morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class.
New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday. We practise these daily in school too.
Homework- throughout the Key Stage 2 we all send home take-away homework; more information about this will be sent along with the first set of challenges at the end of the week.
Important dates this term
Friday 7th September – PC Kim Assembly on On-Line Safety
Thursday 13th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)
Thursday 27th September – Travelling the World assembly/workshops (Years 2-6)
Thursday 25th October – Autumn Disco
Friday 30th November – Christmas Market