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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Monday and Thursday**

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Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

Year 4 Project, Spring 1 term 2022:Bright Sparks

  • What's the big idea?

    Electricity is an energy that flows along wires in our homes, schools, offices, towns and cities to power lights, televisions, computers, cars and trains, and hundreds of other things that we use every day. Let's find out what we can do with electricity!

    We’ll also be continuing with Computing – we delve into the world of coding this term!

  • What will we be learning?

    Geography

    We will know:

    • Some similarities and differences between UK – Dorset in particular, and Japan – Tokyo in particular
    • More about human and physical features
    • More about time zones

    Science

    We will be able to:

    • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, and use the correct vocabulary
    • Predict, test and explain whether a bulb will light in a simple circuit

    We will know:

    • Some common appliances that run on electricity
    • The function of a switch in a circuit
    • Some common conductors and insulators

    Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Design, make and evaluate a buzzer toy

    Computing

    We will know:

    • How to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
    • The meaning of ‘algorithm’ and ‘coding’

    We will be able to:

    • Read and understand code
    • Explain how simple algorithms work
    • Design and create a program, while problem-solving and fixing errors
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts. This is incredibly important – there is a compulsory Year 4 National Times Tables Test in June.

    We will also be working hard to learn more about:

    length – equivalent lengths using mm, cm, m and km

    perimeter – of rectangles, and shapes made up of more than one rectangle or square

    multiplication and division – by 10, 100, 100

    If your child can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

  • English

    We will be using ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to help us:

    write poetry – describing emotions, limericks and nonsense poems

    perform poetry – using correct volume, tone and pace

    compose and write discussions – e.g. Should Alice have followed the rabbit?

    explore spelling patterns – suffixes and prefixes, in particular                                                                                               

    For more information, talk to your child and look at our twitter feed.

  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    The School Day

    The Year 4 school day starts at 8.45am and endo of the day is 3.15pm.

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 4 PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.

    Homelearning:

    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!

    We have lots of lovely reading books in school – please ask your child to bring one home whenever they wish!

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

  • Trips

    Trips: We plan to visit the British Museum (for our previous project) this term – they were very busy last term. More information will be sent in a separate letter.

    Can you help?!

    Are you an electrician? Could you bring some of your tools and materials in to show us?

    Are you a coder? gamer? work wth computers? Could you come and talk to us about your job?

    Do you have any cool electrical toys at home? Could you share them with us?!

    Thank you!

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

 
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