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Year 4


If you didn't manage to make it to Meet the Teacher afternoon, I've attached the Power Point presentation below, hopefully you find this helpful!



Welcome to Year 4!


I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer. I am really looking forward to meeting the new year fours and getting to know each and every one of them! Below I have outlined a few key pieces of information to give you an insight into Autumn Term 1. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the below, please grab me at the start or beginning of each day. 


 Subjects and Topics


We will be following a text based approach to English this year, aiming to cover two texts each half term. This first text we will be exploring is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.


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In Maths we will continue to work from the ABACUS scheme. This will allow us to visit each topic each term and continue to revisit and build on these topics over the course of the year.


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We have a slightly different timetable this year in regards to the foundation subjects. We will be focusing on two foundation subjects at a time each week and rotating these fortnightly. 


Weeks 1 and 2 - Art and Geography

Weeks 3 and 4 - DT and Computing

Weeks 5 and 6 - Music and History


I have also attached the yearly topic overview if you want to have a look at what we will be covering in each subject each half term.





Homework is handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. This year children will only be given timestables, spelling and reading homework. Reading should be completed each night with an adult, diaries must be signed by said adult to show this has taken place. Students who have managed to read each day in a term will be rewarded with a special treat at the end of that term! Children will be tested on their weekly spelling and timestables homework each Tuesday morning. 




PE and Swimming


I am sure the new year fours will be very excited to hear they will be going swimming this term. Swimming will start on Thursday 12th Sept and will continue for seven weeks (one session per week). It is essential that pupils come to school fully equipted for their swimming lessons, they will need: a hat, a swimsuit and a towel, goggles are optional.


Indoor PE will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.  


A Final Note...


If you have any concerns or worries in regards to your child's well-being or education, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will arrange a meeting. I will try do my best to iron out any problems or worries as soon a possible. I look forward to meeting you all over the course of the next few weeks.


See you soon!

Miss Hosford



















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