Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
We would like to first say a big ‘welcome back’ and we are excited for the new school at Unity. We do hope that you managed to get a rest and relax a little over the Summer holiday and are ready and raring to go for the next school year. Firstly, we would like to introduce ourselves. I am the Year 4 class teacher Mr Cook and Mrs Salik is the class-teaching assistant. We are very excited to be teaching your child over the next academic year and hope to make learning engaging and interesting for all.
This Autumn term we’re starting our topic on The Ancient Egyptians. This is such an exciting and interesting topic that we’re sure the children will love learning about, and we will be building lots of cross curricular links. We’ll learn all about how the Egyptians lived, why the pyramids were built, famous pharaohs such as Cleopatra. We might even try our hand at making a mummy! We’ll do lots of reading and writing around ancient Egypt, in Literacy. We’ll be starting by creating a biography based on the boy king, Tutankhamun.
We’ll be learning about sound, in Science and investigating questions such as what is sound and where does it come from? We’ll even have a go at making a string telephone. After half term we’ll be moving onto looking at States of Matter and which materials are liquids, solids and gasses and how materials can change between these different states.
In Maths we’ll recap place value from Year 3 and then move onto larger numbers up to 10,000. We will also continue to practise our multiplication tables, understand and measure perimeter, and then move onto addition and subtraction and multiplication and division of 3 and even 4-digit numbers.
As of September 2020, it is compulsory for your child, in year 4 to take a multiplication assessment. Therefore, helping your child to learn their multiplication tables will really help them with this. There is a useful website that can be accessed at home called ttrockstars.com. Your children should know their password, but I will provide each child with their login again, in case it has been forgotten.
We’ll continue with our weekly PE sessions, this will take place on a Friday morning, as well as our weekly swimming lessons at Broughton Swimming Baths on a Wednesday afternoon. We may be late returning to school some weeks; however, we hope to be back at school no later than 3:25 each week.
Our school PE kit is:
A white t-shirt and dark coloured shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers or pumps. Can we ask for no cropped T-shirts or bright coloured PE kits and no jewellery, please.
Year 4 swimming kit is:
Girls: a swimming costume, a swimming cap (which can be purchased from the swimming baths for £1) and a towel.
Boys: tight-fitting swim trunks (not shorts), a swimming cap and a towel.
If you’d like to talk to any of the Year 4 team, please look out for us in the playground before and after school. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.
We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.
Thank you all for your support.
Mr Cook and Mrs Salik- the Y4 team