Welcome to Year 4
Cedar & Pine
This week the whole school enjoyed taking part in Airport Day. Year 4 "travelled" to St Lucia, in The Caribbean. We learnt about The Jacquot parrot, which is the national bird of St Lucia. We made some puzzles and drew some pictures of this beautiful bird. Here are some photos of our day.
In Year 4 we encourage everyone to bring in a school bag every day. In this, children should have a pencil case, reading book, their new Reading Journal and their new Home School Diary. This allows them to be independent with their learning. We are trying to improve our handwriting and are using handwriting pens to make our writing neater. Handwriting pens can be bought in the office for 40p. In addition this, you should have a pencil, colouring pencils, a sharpener, rubber and ruler in your pencil case.
As part of their home learning, children should be reading each day (with an adult or independently) and recording it in the table in their home school diaries.
Once they have finished a chapter or a book, they should complete one of the journal activities which you can find printed on the inside cover of their Reading Diary. Children are welcome to use their Reading Diary as often as they like to reflect on what they have read, make predictions for the next part of the story or express their opinions on what they've read!
Children should also practise their times tables and related division facts each day. The ones they should focus on are those that they need to know to achieve their next Times Table Super Star badge.
It is also good for children to be practising their handwriting each day. They could practise writing and spelling the list of words in the back of their diaries. These are the words that children in year 3 and 4 need to know.
In addition to this Children are expected to choose activities from the home learning sheet to do at home to continue their learning in school. You can choose what you do and when you do it! We would normally expect about 1 activity a week. When you have completed a task, record it in your home school diary and bring it into school to show your teacher and class.
Copies of the home learning sheets can be found below......