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Published by mrsthomas, 2016-09-14 10:09:31

2016 year 4 parents meeting

2016 year 4 parents meeting

Year 4 Staff:


 Oak House – 4SV: Mrs C Stanford/Mrs N Vipond
Sycamore House – 4BY: Mrs M Burton and Miss R York
Chestnut House – 4JE : Mr J Evans

Learning Support Assistants:

 4SV: Mrs Lee, Mrs Wilson-Shrubb and Miss Watkins
 4BY: Mrs D Jones
 4JE: Miss C Mulvaney

Year 4 Ethos and Expectations

Organisation – homework, PE kits
Independence – no longer the youngest in the school, speak to
an adult if they have a query or problem
Challenge – being stuck is good
Perseverance - if you are stuck what strategies can you use

Year 4 curriculum Autumn Term

World’s Kitchen Britain from the Air

• Visit to Ryton Organic Gardens • Visit to Bilton
• Map work • Map work
• Fair trade • Landmarks
• Arcimboldo art • Information texts
• Persuasive writing/stories from other • Solids, liquids and gases

• Human digestion

Spring Term

Crime and Punishment

• Visit from a Magistrate
• Dick Turpin
• The history of crime/punishment
• Creative writing
• Explanation texts
• Newspaper reports
• Performance poetry
• Electricity

Summer Term

The Romans

• Why the Romans invaded
• Roman soldiers/Gladiators/Gods
• Roman mosaics
• Stories with historical settings
• Arguments
• Persuasion
• Shakespeare
• Habitats/Food chains
• Water cycle

Parent Partnership:

Monitor their home learning/Mymaths/English is completed to the best
of their ability and handed in on time.

Ensure your child reads regularly and a mix of genres.

Ensure your child knows their times tables up to 12 x 12 in a variety of
ways – practise, practise, practise

Discuss school and topics with your child.

Practise with every day life, mental skills- addition and subtraction,
telling the time, money, measurement and word problems.

Parent Partnership:

Recommended Reading List:

Enid Blyton
Michael Bond Olga da Polga series
Ann Bryant Silver Spires series
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl series
Gillian Cross The Demon Headmaster
Roald Dahl
Lucy Daniels The Animal Ark series
Jamilla Gavin Grandpa’s Indian Summer; Boy Overboard
Liz Kessler Emily Windsnap series
Dick King Smith
Caroline Lawrence Roman Mysteries series
C S Lewis The Lion, The witch and The Wardrobe series
Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking
Sienna Mercer My Sister the Vampire series
Michael Morpurgo
Mary Norton The Borrowers series
J K Rowling Harry Potter series
Angie Sage Septimus Heap series
Lemony Snicket The Series of unfortunate events
Jeremy Strong

Community Volunteers

We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)

The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!

For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.


Parents / Guardians

In accordance with our email procedure, please send emails
if you are a parent wishing to make contact to pass
information on to [email protected] or if
you wish to book an appointment with a member of staff
please email [email protected]
Pupil absence should still be emailed
to [email protected]

Please note email will not be responded to until it has been
forwarded through the official channels.

Online safety

Our Online Safety policy reflects the importance of using
information systems and electronic communication safely.
We aim to keep our children safe online in school and
promote their safety at home when using mobile phones,
games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is
important to educate our children on the benefits, risks
and responsibilities of using information technology.

Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining how to stay
safe and behave smartly online (SMART rules) throughout
the year.

We also have a Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017

Online Safety

• We are all able to recognise that the internet is an
essential element in modern day life.

• Here are a few tips for safe internet use:
• Set time limits for internet use. Balance time on the

computer with time outside or other activities.
• Ensure your child understands why it is important not to

publish private information.
• Placing internet access in communal rooms is a wise

• Discourage meeting online friends unless an adult is


• For further information please see the school website under, school info, e-safety

Q&A session
Thank you!

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