St Margaret of Scotland                                

 Academic Year 2017-2018

Class Teacher: Miss Matthews

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Welcome back Year 4!

We have lots to do and learn this year so let's get started. Follow this link to our Autumn Term learning booklet.

Notices

Remember to put names and labels on your school uniform, lunch boxes, book bags, water bottles and PE kits. That way if it gets mixed up, the item can be returned to the rightful owner quickly.

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October Half Term!

The two week October half term will be a wonderful break but make sure you keep reading and using Sumdog (there are new challenges on there!) whilst you're not at school. 

There is a link HERE if you need some inspiration or further information about creating your Roman Shield. Please bring them in straight after half term. Have a lovely half term!

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Spellings 9.11.17-14.11.17 - spelling with the prefixes 'de', 're', 'pre' and 'non'.

These should be written neatly in your pink homework book. Check your sentences have all the correct punctuation. 

  1. deform
  2. defraud
  3. derail
  4. review
  5. reform
  6. reorganise
  7. prearrange
  8. prediction
  9. preoccupied
  10. nonsense
  11. non-essential
  12. non-existent _____________________________________________________

Drinks and Snacks

Being part of a healthy school means that we need to eat and drink the right things as well as exercise. Although fruit is not provided for KS2 children, children can bring a fruit or vegetable snack (jelly pots and sugary items do not count) to be consumed at break time in the morning. We also ask that water is the only drink brought into school please.

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Homework

Homework will be handed out every Thursday and expected back the following Tuesday. Homework that is late or incomplete will result in a loss of play time and a loss of 15 minutes Golden Time. If there is a difficutly in completing the homework children are encouraged to notify their teacher on the Friday and Monday before it is due, a homework club is also available on a Friday during Golden Time in KS2.

Homework will be 2 pieces of literacy work (spelling practice and a writing task) and a numeracy piece. Both should be completed in the book unless directed otherwise and should be completed in pencil or black/blue pen. Felt tips, coloured pencils and crayons are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

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Reading

At this stage every child should be reading for at least 5 minutes every evening with either an adult or trusted older sibling. This reading session should be recorded in their yellow reading diary and brought to school every day.

'Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.'

Frederick Douglass

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PE

In the Autumn term Year 4's PE sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays.

Your child will need: a bag for their kit, green t-shirt, black shorts and either plimsolls or trainers. This can be adjusted for when the weather is colder with an additional jumper or black sports trousers being acceptable.

On Mondays Year 4 will be swimming. They need a towel, swimming costume/shorts and a waterproof/plastic bag to carry the items in. Swimming hats and goggles are optional.

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Grandparents came for a visit!  3/10/2017

On Tuesday the 3rd of October Year 4 performed their song 'Like A Roman' to the Grandparents, Parents and school. They were nervous but they didn't let that stop them. After this, the Grandparents and Parents who attended were invited back to the classroom to spend some time with the children. We solved numerous maths problems, worked in teams and partnerships and enjoyed some reading time too. Thank you to all who attended, it meant a great deal to our class.

In case you missed it, you can see a performance of our song, 'Like A Roman', in the video below. Enjoy!

Some of our gymnastics skills at work!

Year 4 Class of 2017-18

Here are some pictures of our trip to Brighton Museum. We had a great time learning about the Gods and the Afterlife.

We have been enjoying our basketball lessons on a Thursday with Coach Joe.

We have really been enjoying our Ukulele lessons with Mr Walker and we have really improved.

Topics

 

Please click on the images to find out more information about your child's topic. 

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Thursday, to be returned the following Tuesday. Those children who do not return the homework by Monday will be required to complete their homework in their play time.

 

See useful links below for more ideas.

 

                                                                                                                                                              

Spellings 

Click on the link below for a list of the spellings that your child is expected to know.

Year 4 spellings

    Reading

Children are expected to read regularly at home and for this to be recorded in their

yellow reading records. The teacher will record and comment in the reading record

each week during guided reading and when reading 1:1 with the children. In year 4

children are encouraged to change their reading books independently and when

needed from the class reading area.

                                                                                                                                                              

We have been using the story of The Egyptian Cinderella to inspire our writing, Here we are freeze framing some scenes from the story.

 

 Letters

 

 

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