Welcome to a new school year!
Hello, my name is Miss Kalusi and I am the class teacher for Year 4. I am extremely excited to be working with Year 4 and I have a passion to see children learn and grow to become wonderful members of society.
The topic this term focuses on the book 'The Iron Man'. In DT, children will be designing and making their own robots. In Science, we will explore states of matter. During Geography sessions, we are learning about England and for RE, we will learn more about the stories of the Bible.
Homework - homework and spellings will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday. A paper copy of the times tables children are expected to learn will also be given on this day. All homework must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. Each Friday, children will have a spelling and times tables test. Spellings and times tables will be a major focus this year, so it is important that children are supported in their learning.
Reading at Home
Children are expected to read daily. During this half-term, we will be reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and 'The Lost Myth of Mathos' by Anthony Wootten. 'Reading Buddies' is an excellent resource to support reading comprehension skills. Children's reading records should be signed each day by a parent or carer and need to be brought to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday and Thursday are our PE days. Children should bring their PE kit to school - this remains unchanged - a white t-shirt, black bottoms and black trainers. It is very important that children change completely for PE to promote and maintain good personal hygiene.
School uniform is a red school jumper or fleece with a white or red shirt and grey trousers or skirts - NOT tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Shoes should be black.
Year 4 will have a 'soft start' Tuesday - Friday at 8:45am. Please encourage your child to attend this as it is an excellent opportunity to address any misconceptions which might arise from previous learning. It also ensures that we make a prompt start to new learning at 9am.
If there are any questions that you would like to raise, please contact me to arrange a meeting.