Miss Summers class
WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
My name is Miss Summers and I am the Year 4 Teacher here at St Oswald’s. I am joined by Mrs Clarke and Mrs Beresford in the morning and Mrs Rowland in the afternoon.
I hope everybody had a relaxing Christmas break and a Happy New Year!
I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions. If you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please do not hesitate to make an appointment for the end of the school day.
Our topic this half term is ‘Tribal Tales’. This topic has a history focus and we will be looking at the changes in Britain up to the Iron age and then we will be learning about the Romans!
Please continue to support your child in learning their times tables. They have been given ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ logins. This is a fun, online game which makes learning their times tables fun. Please use this in conjunction with the Multiplication Check activity on maths frame. This check mirrors the one that the children will be taking in June. It can be found on the website below. The more the children practise, the quicker they get.
Whitemoor Lakes Presentation; Whitemoor Lakes
Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s blue spelling book which they will bring home each week. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice on the notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week.
Reading; Please encourage your child to reads for at least 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. We have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. On a Wednesday morning the children will be going down to the leisure centre with Mrs Higton.
Tuck shop; A healthy snack is available each day at the tuck shop, run by the children in Year 5 and 6. Snacks are 20p per day. We encourage children to bring £1 on Monday where possible.
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been up to during the school day!
We have been doing lots of practical addition!
We used our love for chocolate to help us understand what happens to the particles when you melt and cool something! Look how amazing the chocolate is that we have made!
We really enjoyed our World Percussion Workshop! We learnt all about instruments from Africa, Cuba and Brazil. We even sang an African song!
Making maths fun and learning all about multiplying and dividing by 10 by using iPad games, multiplication wheels, and board games!
We embraced our Volcanoes topic by designing, building, reinforcing, decorating and exploding our very own volcanoes! The children (and teachers) had lots of fun! What a great way to end half term!
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