Welcome to a brand new school year!
Hello, my name is Miss Kalusi. I am the Year 4 teacher for this academic year. I am extremely excited to be working with Year 4 and all of the children across the school. I have a real passion to see children learn and grow into wonderful members of society.
This term's topic focuses on the book 'Alice in Wonderland'. In DT, children will design and make their own robots. In Science we will be exploring states of matter. Our Geography focus will be on England and in RE we are learning about stories from the Bible.
Homework and spellings are handed out every Friday via Google Classroom. Times tables are also handed out as a paper copy every Friday. I expect all homework to be completed and handed in every Wednesday. We will have a spelling and times tables test every Friday. It is extremely important that children are practising their spellings and times tables as this is a big focus for this year.
Reading at home:
Children are expected to read every day. During this half term we will be reading 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Lost Myth of Mathos' by Anthony Wootten. Reading Buddies is an excellent resource to support your child's reading comprehension skills. Children's reading records should be signed every day by a parent / carer and should be brought in to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Monday and Wednesdays are our PE days. Children should wear their PE kit to school on Wednesdays (bringing their uniform in a bag) and bring a PE kit on Mondays (children will have the opportunity to change at school). It is very important to ensure children are changing completely for PE to promote good personal hygiene. The school PE kit remains unchanged - a white t-shirt and black bottoms.
School uniform is a red school jumper with a white or red shirt underneath (children can also wear a red school fleece). Bottoms should be grey trousers or skirts - NOT tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Shoes should be ALL black.
We have a 'soft-start' during the week (Tuesday - Friday 8:45am). Please encourage your child to attend this as it is an excellent opportunity to address misconceptions which might arise from the previous day's learning and it also ensures that class starts promptly at 9am. If you have any questions regarding this or any aspect of your child's learning or welfare, please make an appointment to meet with me.
Curriculum Map - Year 4
If you would like more information about the curriculum SPSM follows, please ask your child's class teacher. Thank you.