Welcome to Year 4!
Summer Term - 1
Welcome to a new term.
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.
This Term - Summer 1
This term's topic is Geography and we will be focusing on the continent of Africa. In Art, children will be looking at different types of prints. In Science, we will be learning about Animals, Food Chains and Digestion. In Literacy we will be reading and working on stories from other cultures.
Weekly Homework - homework and spellings will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday. I expect all homework to be completed and handed in every Wednesday. Each Friday, all children will have a spelling and times tables test. It is extremely important that children are practicing their spellings and times tables at home as this will be a big focus for this academic year.
Reading at Home
Children are expected to read daily. During this term, as a class, we will be reading the books 'The Unadoptables', 'The Village that Vanished' and 'Fly Eagle, Fly'. 'Reading Buddies' is an excellent resource to support your child's reading comprehension skills. Children's reading journals should be signed everyday by a parent or carer and brought into school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday and Thursday are our PE days. Children should wear their PE kit to school on Tuesdays (bringing their uniform in a bag) and bring a PE kit to change into at school on Thursdays. On Thursdays, children have the opportunity to get changed during school time. It is very important that children change completely for PE to promote and maintain good personal hygiene. The PE kit remains unchanged - a white t-shirt, black bottoms and black trainers.
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 ALL 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 learning the previous day. 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 about this information or about 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.