- Home-School link
- Letters and Sounds
- Early Learning Goals
- Hedgehogs Curriculum 2018-2019
- Rabbits - Year 1
- Resources for home
- Rabbits Curriculum 2018-2019
- South Angle Farm Trip
- Squirrels - Year 2
- Squirrels Curriculum 2018-2019
- Foxes - Year 3
- Foxes Curriculum 2018-2019
- World Book Day 2017
- Pizza making - June 2017
- Chocolate making - July 2017
- Science Session at Newmarket Academy - July 2017
- Healthy dessert making - July 2017
- Tesco Farm to Fork Trail - July 2017
- Pirate Day - Sept 2017
- Rainforest Home Learning Projects - Autumn 2017
- Braintree District Museum trip - Jan 2018
- Science week - March 2018
- Owls - Year 4
- Owls Curriculum 2018-2019
- Learning Resources
- Owls Class Visit to Bewilderwood
- Introduction to Italy-Making Pizza!
- Learning About the Digestive System
- Year 4 Visit to the National Horseracing Museum, September, 2017
- What's in Your Lunchbox? Year 4 Visit to Newmarket Academy, October, 2017
- Fun with Science at Newmarket Academy, October, 2018
- Science Sessions with Year 4 at Palace House
- Year 4 Active Planet
- Bats - Year 5
- Bats Curriculum 2018-2019
- Badgers - Year 6
- Badgers Curriculum 2018-2019
Owls - Year 4
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the beginning of a new and exciting term in Year 4! Last term, we had a fantastic time visiting Newmarket Academy and we learned a lot about volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Our 'Active Planet' topic will continue as we will be starting an interactive new literacy topic, called 'Nature Documentaries'. We are hoping that this will make us really excited about writing and that our writing will improve further, as a result.
Just a reminder that swimming will continue throughout this term (and throughout the spring and summer term as well). Please ensure that your child has a functional swim cap, swimming costume and towel, so that they can participate in their weekly lesson. Earrings and any other jewellery may not be worn, as the swimming staff are very strict about this.
Our additional P.E. lesson takes place on Monday morning. Children require black or dark blue jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts and a Paddocks Primary P.E. t-shirt and jumper (if it is chilly). Trainers and plimsolls are also required, to allow for P.E. indoors and outdoors. As it is now the winter season, we can expect some chilly days; please make sure that your child has suitable P.E. attire for warm and chilly weather, as we aim to get outside for sessions as often as possible.
In Year 4, homework is given every Friday and should be handed in by the following Thursday. Your child will have a variety of tasks related to literacy, maths, science, spelling, reading comprehension and grammar and punctuation. These tasks will usually be a revision of what has been learned in class, however, it will occasionally be a starting point for future learning; regardless of the task, all Mrs. Hazelwood and I ask is that the children 'have a go' and try their best, as we want the children to enjoy completing homework, and see it as a fun challenge, rather than as a 'chore'. Guitars may continue to go home so that the children can practise what they have learnt in the guitar lessons with Mr. Morley on Tuesdays.
Lastly, as requested by some parents, please see below some terminology that we have been/will be continuously using throughout our literacy sessions this year, which may be useful for you at home. Children should continue to practise their times tables on Times Table Rockstars or their times table grids. As we have weekly tests in class, they should also remember to take their corrected tests home for further practise; all children are expected to be fluent with times tables from 0 to 12. Similar to last year, we will be carrying on with Accelerated Reading, which is now up and running.
YEAR 4 TERMINOLOGY
verb: an action word
Giovanni ran across the field.
noun: a person, place or thing
The cat slept peacefully.
adjective: describes a noun
The spotty, red tablecloth covered all of the table.
adverb: describes how, when or where an action took place
Sienna jumped joyfully.
Sienna left later.
fronted adverbial: an adverb that occurs at the beginning or 'front' of a sentence.
conjunction: a word used to connect words, clauses or sentences; there are subordinating and coordinating conjunctions (see helpful sheets in homework books)
clause: a sentence/group of words that makes sense on its own, containing at least a noun (main subject of the sentence) and a verb
The horse galloped across the field.
phrase: a group of words used to add meaning to a clause, which do not make sense on their own
after some time had passed in the garden because she was hungry
simple sentence: a sentence which has just one independent clause.
Gregory enjoys playing tennis.
compound sentence: a sentence that has two independent clauses
I found the clothes in the attic and I saw a large mouse.
complex sentence: a sentence which has a main clause and a subordinate clause
After the Cubs defeated the Raptors, they held a huge party.
I hope this has all been helpful!