Mrs L Penman - Teacher
Mrs S Hansed - Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Cooper - Teaching Assistant
Miss V Lakin - Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Forman - Teacher (1 afternoon)
Mr I Richardson - HLTA (1 afternoon)
Our topic this term is the Roman's invasion of Britain.
On Thursday afternoons the children will be taught Science by Mrs Foreman, this term they will be learning about the human body and keeping healthy.
The children will also be receiving a letter from Einstein Bear, our science bear, introducing himself and inviting himself to our homes to tell you all about the science we are learning in school!
Year 4 PE Days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit at school for each of these days.
Reading homework is ongoing on a daily basis. Your child knows which reading group they belong to and the homework tasks are outlined in the recent letter the children took home regarding our new reading system.
Spelling words will also be sent home on a Friday and again, these words will be tested the following Friday. The emphasis will be foremost on the spelling rule rather than the word itself so please do not worry if you believe a particular word to be too easy for your child. If your child masters the spelling rule, this helps immensely with reading.
Your child will bring home a times table sheet (every Friday). The children will be tested on these the following Friday and once they achieve 50 correct answers, they will then progress on to the next sheet (getting progressively more tricky!). This is a timed challenge - 3 minutes and for many it will take time to be able to master this. We urge you to practice with your child at home so that they can make progress.
I do encourage all the children to bring in a bottle of water for drinking during lessons. They can fill this in the classroom and they are stored next to our sink.
Please ensure that your children have separate indoor and outdoor shoes.
Getting in touch
We look forward to giving you an update on your child's progress at the Parent Consultations in October. If you need to speak to us sooner, please ring the office or contact Mrs Penman directly, to make an appointment.
Please visit the Contact Us page for the school's contact information.
Class web links
(Clicking on the image or logo below will take you to the relevant website)
We use a reward system in school called Class Dojo these are online creatures that your child can personalize, and if your child follows school rules and routines and strives to do their best, they will receive Dojos through the week. Again you will receive an invite and you can log on to ‘Class Dojo’, where you can see one of the ways we give positive feedback.
We are also on Twitter, so watch out for our tweets! You can find us at @mcps_class4. We use twitter and the school website if we need to remind you of events such as home clothes days or if it is bad weather and the school has to shut. It’s worth logging on.
The schools twitter feeds are protected accounts - content is only visible to people with an account approved by the school. Should you wish to follow a school twitter account - please also send an email to the headteacher at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your twitter account name. This will allow us to ensure that only genuine parents/carers and members of the school community are able to access the pages.