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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’

 

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

4A

Teacher: Mrs Digby

Teaching assistants: Miss Mays, Mrs Dixon, Miss Dobson

 

4B

Teacher: Mr Shaw

Mornings – Mrs Dixon, Miss Dobson

 

Important dates

Home Learning:  Goes out on a Friday and it’s due back in on a Wednesday.

Reading records: We expect children to be reading at home three times each week.

Reading Books

Your child will bring a reading scheme book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on Friday so that it can be put into quarantine over the weekend.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading three times a week at home.

Your child will also bring home a book to read for pleasure, they will have chosen from either their class or key stage library. When finished, this too should be returned to school on a Friday. Unfortunately if either book is not returned on a Friday we will not accept it until the following Friday.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR CHILD’S READING RECORD AND READING BOOKS FROM HOME IN THE FIRST WEEK OF TERM. THANK YOU

PE: Normal PE will be on a Tuesday. We also have swimming on a Thursday once we have confirmation from the swimming pool. For swimming (classes attend alternate half terms), each child will need a full swimming kit including towel – but from the second week children can come in their PE kit on the Tuesday and Thursday.

Spelling test: We test children on their weekly spellings on a Friday – and will check their spelling knowledge during the first weeks.

Multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 multiplication tables.

Useful links

TT Rockstars.

Mathletics.

Reading Eggs

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Check your letter for log in information

For up to date learning packs, visit here:

https://parkspringprimary.co.uk/learning-resource-packs/

To get in touch with the Year 4 team, email :

year4@parkspringprimary.co.uk

Summer 1 ( April and May)

We have had a great start to the term 4b have started swimming and had a great first session. In PE we are learning how to control the ball and work on our balance – very useful skills.

In French we are learning about animals in the garden (jardin), sea (mer) and forest (bois). The children have impressed us with their French accents and good attitude to having a go.

We are reading Beowulf as a year group, and again – their enthusiasm to have a go at pronouncing some of the very difficult names is brilliant! We will be using this enthusiasm to inspire the next unit of writing which will be descriptive writing to support the key skills of including a variety of vocabulary, conjunctions , openers and punctuation. Handwriting is a focus and if you can practise at home that would be brilliant.

In maths we are doing well at times tables – remember to practise at home. The children are loving learning how to divide numbers by 10 and are really confident at this.

We have been lighting it up in science! Here are some photos of our active lesson in class. We have started making our night lights in design and technology and will complete them next half term – we will then put the battery, wires, switch and lamp into the completed night light… watch this space!

We had several sessions of forest school in Spring 2 and one this term – here are some pictures of the great fun we had. The children developed team work and resilience as well as learning forest school skills.

 

Spring 2

The children will continue having drumming lessons. We are learning about volcanoes in geography and about the digestive system in science.

We have recently been learning about the digestive system through reading and by reading our class reader – The Lucky Escape.

 

 

In addition, we will study digital citizenship, find out about Sikh beliefs and hopefully start swimming once the swimming pools are open.

Spring 1

Year 4 children in school have had a very busy half term. They have created some fantastic writing – about the Romans and Murton Park (which they typed up on the computers in the ICT suite) and fantastic descriptive pieces about Pompeii. See the news post for the pictures of their writing.

They have been taught by Stuart to develop their football skills – thinking about dribbling skills, using the space and working as a team. We have seen an improvement in their skills at football during break times too – with more children joining in with the fun!

They have been developing their drumming skills with Mr G, something they have really enjoyed on a Friday morning.

They still miss their friends who are learning remotely, but it has been lovely to see them during the shared celebration assemblies via Teams!

The children have designed mosaics to create with pulses next half term – watch this space to see what they manage to create!

 

Autumn update

We have had a very busy start to the year. The children have had great attitudes to learning and have been really focused!

We have read The Iron Man and the children have written their own descriptions based on the story, we are still reading Narnia and they have created fantastic cliff hanger stories for the year 3 children to read. They tasted Turkish Delight – most of the children liked it!

As a hook for our writing we had a brilliant bush craft day – the children experienced orienteering, team skills, water filtering and den making. We finished with toasting marshmallows! Yum!

In design and technology the children have designed and made their own Greek gods using hinges.

In geography we have been studying counties, urban and rural settlements. In science we have been classifying animals and insects.

It has been a busy year so far, the children are working hard on their times tables, reading lots during ERIC and reading lessons and are working on their writing skills. It has been lovely to see how they are learning and maturing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent News

Summer reading challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge at Pudsey Library has began, please watch this video to find out more about the challenge. Kate at the library is looking forward to seeing you over the Summer!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPf0dGrYCv4

A message from the author Tom Palmer on World Book Day!

Drumming, Football, Romans and Pompeii

Year 4 children in school have had a very busy half term. They have created some fantastic writing – about the Romans and Murton Park (which they typed up on the computers in the ICT Read more…

Year 4 Lockdown Learning and Hobbies

What an amazing few weeks my remote learners have had in Year 4. We have written a leaflet about Romans, we have flown through our maths learning, and today – We shared some of our Read more…

Year 4 Autumn term

We have had a very busy start to the year. The children have had great attitudes to learning and have been really focused! We have read The Iron Man and the children have written their Read more…

World Book Day fun!

We have had a great day today, all linked to reading! We had a great assembly with a whole school story – We’re Going on a Book Hunt! Mr Barker, Mrs Gunning and Mrs Digby Read more…