Welcome to Year 4P
Welcome back to school for the second half of the spring term. I hope you have all had a lovely half term break. During this half term, our learning in English will focus on Newspaper Reports initially, before moving onto Poetry. In Maths, we will complete our topic of Multiplication and Division and move onto Length and Perimeter shortly. Please try to support your child in learning their times tables as they can draw upon this fundamental knowledge in many areas of Maths.
In Geography, our topic of Settlements will see us exploring the needs of early settlers and identifying suitable sites for a settlement. We will then compare Sheffield with our own local area of Southport. In Science, we will continue with our unit of Sound, before moving onto Living Things and their Habitats over the coming weeks.
The children have all settled tremendously well to life in Year 4 and I look forward to see what spring 2 holds! Please continue to check our page for regular curriculum updates and photographs.
Please let the school know if any of your contact details have changed (phone number, email, addresses) if we need to call home or contact you.
Homework will be sent home from Monday 18th September 2023. We will upload spellings, English and Maths every Monday on Purple Mash or the VLE, to be completed by the following Monday. The children will be tested on their spellings on Monday mornings. Please encourage your child to complete their homework every week, as well as reading each night (approximately 20-30mins).
Reading is a key focus for us in school. Each week, the children will take part in reading session based on a focus text. I will upload these texts to the Guided Reading section at the bottom of this page, so you can discuss them further with your child.
Spelling and Times Tables Links
Making sure that the children can quickly recall all the times tables facts and remember previous spelling words will really help their learning in Year 4. These websites help the children do this at their own pace and in a fun way.
www.purplemash.co.uk (children can use their school login)
This half term, our PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Friday. The children should wear their PE kits to school on these days. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit – branded shorts etc are not part of school uniform. On cooler days, the children may wear jogging bottoms, but they must still wear their school cardigan or jumper – no hoodies.
Please ensure that all school uniform is labelled with your child's name. Your child will be expected to wear their winter uniform from 30th October 2023.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform the school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
As we are a ‘Healthy School’ we would like to remind parents that a healthy snack at playtime is encouraged. Please don’t send any chocolate or sweets into school as a snack.