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Owls - Year 4

 

Welcome to Year 4 and the Autumn term.  

This year the class will be taught by Mrs Meekings and TA's Mrs Harris and Mrs Tyler.  Monday mornings will be taught by Mrs Miller.

During this term our topics are Mayan Mayhem and Inventors.   For the first half term we will be looking at stories from other cultures and trying to write our own; increasing our knowledge of place value and addition and subtraction; and finding out all about the Maya people and making masks based on ones they used.  After half term we will be learning about different inventors; writing instructions; increasing our knowledge of multiplication and division; looking at Da Vinci and making our own inventions.

During Year 4 our PE lessons include swimming.  This will take place on a Thursday morning.  All children will need to bring into school a swimming costume or trunks, a towel and a swimming hat (this is a requirement set by the swimming coaches).  These items need to be in a bag that will be carried by the children up to the swimming pool.  If children wish to wear goggles a written letter of permission will be required.  Our other PE lesson will be on Monday afternoon.  During the first half term we will be studying dance and moving onto gymnastics after half term.  Children will be required to have PE kits but will not need to have trainers as these indoor lessons will be completed in bare feet.  Please note that for all PE lessons earrings will have to be removed. 

As part of the Year 4 curriculum the children will be learning to play the guitar.  Guitars are provided by the County Music Service.  More information about this will be sent out to you via parentmail.  These lessons will be on a Monday morning.  For instrumental loan please follow the following link: http://www.suffolkmusichub.co.uk/loan.  This needs to be completed before your child will be allowed to take an instrument home.

Homework will be set every week on a Monday and will be collected in on a Friday. It will consist of spellings, times tables and either written literacy or maths.  A half termly topic project will also be set.  Reading books have been issued to every child and although they read in class everyday they will be encouraged to take them home to read every night.

If you have anything you would like to discuss with me, please come and see me at the start or the end of the school day.  Alternatively, you can email me at fiona.meekings@paddocks.suffolk.sch.uk.

Mrs Meekings

Year 4 Teacher