Parent and pupil information: (Yr 4 2018/19)
Welcome to our class page! My name is Miss Miles and I am the Year 4 teacher. We are extremely lucky to have Mrs Tucker as our amazing TA
Year 4 is a fantastic year group with lots of fun and exciting opportunities. All learners will continue to grow in confidence, resilience and independence and have opportunities to work on integrated projects together and build on their interests and experiences.
This topic will allow us to work together to find out information and explore the wonderful country we live in. We will be looking at how Wales has changed over time and predicting what changes we think will be made especially to Cardiff Bay in years to come as well as comparing Wales to Brazil.
Autumn term 1
We started the term with looking at Welsh authors and read the BFG as a whole class which we thoroughly enjoyed. We created a beautiful classroom door display all about our dreams and aspirations for the future
We have recently looked at the significance of the coal industry in Wales and written amazing diary entries in the role of a child working in the mine.
Autumn term 2
The children will get the amazing opportunity in this term to visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum to develop their understanding through a stimulating and exciting mining experience!
We will be looking at famous Welsh people and writing biographies for our chosen individual
Spring Term – Viking Raiders
Summer Term - Rainforests
Living in my world: Caring for places and environments and the importance of being a global citizen
Your children will be given the opportunity to explore and discover in a variety of settings. Throughout the year our expectations of behaviour remain consistent. All pupils should treat each other with respect and speak to each other in an appropriate way. The children will be expected to stay on green or above on our behaviour chart and be ready to learn. Good listening and behaviour will be rewarded with Dojo points and those who remain on green or above will be rewarded. Any disruptive behaviour will be sanctioned. We firmly believe that all children are entitled to learn in an environment where they feel safe and free from distractions. We expect exemplary behaviour from our children and we treat them with fairness and respect.
The children have been absolutely amazing at contributing their ideas when adding skills to our DOJO page, sharing their views on what certain behaviours look like and the rewards they would like!
All children are provided with a reading book from our reading scheme and will be asked to keep a record of every book they read. They will be heard read by the class teacher and class teaching assistant during guided group reading sessions and periodically throughout the week. They will also be encouraged to choose a book that interests them from the reading corner for independent quiet reading sessions.
**If they are enjoying a book at home they are welcome to bring it in to read in school**
I will not send home weekly homework but the children will occasionally be given a task to complete at home.
Following our 99 club, the children will have weekly times tables test so it is really beneficial if they practice these at home.
All pupils are expected to have P.E kit in school on P.E days. Children should bring in trainers, shorts, joggers, t shirt and a warm hoodie or jumper for colder days. Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.
P.E. and Forest schools will be on a Monday. Please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing and footwear.
**We encourage the children to wear our school uniform every day**
We are a healthy school and encourage healthy snacks at break time. If they want to bring tuck money please ensure it is bought in a purse or wallet and it is their responsibility to look after. We also understand the importance of children drinking water and staying hydrated throughout the school day, especially in hot weather so a water bottle with their name on is encouraged.
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On Tuesday the 22nd October, we visited the amazing Dar ul-Isra Mosque.
Through a range of engaging activities the pupils had the opportunity to enhance their
understanding of Islam, to find out what happens at a mosque, and enhance what they are
taught in RE with how Islam is practiced daily by Muslims through a series of workshops:
5 Pillars of Islam
Arabic calligraphy writing
Prophets in Islam
The children and staff had a fantastic morning where we learnt so much and left feeling inspired to design our own prayer mats and draw representations of each of the 5 pillars.