Class Teacher: Miss B Bowen
LSA: Miss S Barratt
Interventions: Mrs Rowan and Mrs Fergusson
PPA Cover: Mr Smith & Miss Fletcher
Happy new year and welcome back! I hope you've all had a lovely and well rested Easter break. You will find everything you need to know to help prepare you and your child on this class page. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We have lots of fun-filled activities planned and I very much look forward to an exciting and successful year!
Year 4 drop off time is 8.40am and pick up time is 3pm until further notice.
If you have any queries or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the school office.
Schoop - the school ID is 17699 - Please make sure to change your settings to receive Year 4 notifications.
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Office Telephone: 02920 734308
All children will need their HWB log in to access our Home Learning Online Classroom. Your child should have brought these home.
In the unexpected case of a school or class closure, we will use Google for Education classrooms to deliver blended learning. Please login to Hwb using your child's details then go to Google for Education. Here are step by step instructions.
Go to https://hwb.gov.wales/ then click log in
Enter your child's login details
From the menu, choose Google for education (you may need to enter the Hwb username again)
Click the + sign to the right
Then click 'join class'
Enter the class code: 3di6bg7
This Hwb class will be used for a mixture of home and school based activities, and will be used again if another unplanned school closure is required.
Please email email@example.com if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password.
Our topic for this half term is 'Billionaire Boy' with a focus on becoming 'enterprising, creative contributors'. Billionaire Boy is a touching and extraordinary novel about a boy who has everything...apart from friends! We will be analysing the characters in the story, discussing the key themes of bullying, family, friendships and money, developing speaking and listening skills and writing a newspaper article. Year 4 will also be taking part in a very exciting Creative Schools project to design and create a wonderful outdoor religious space for the whole school!
There will be regular updates of the children's work on this web page and our school twitter.
Each week, you will find the planning for Year 4's learning online, just in case you need to access it from home.
Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Tuesday. Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week. There will also be a termly homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework grid. Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc.
Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practise at home.
The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos!
Reading is an extremely important part of your child's learning. We will take every opportunity to try and listen to your child read throughout the week, therefore, we would kindly ask that you ensure your child's reading book and diary are returned to school and are available on a daily basis. Pupils will also take part in group guided reading sessions everyday, where we will look at specific reading skills. Please try and support your child in reading every evening, encouraging them to read aloud and to complete their reading record each time they read. Diolch yn fawr!
Oxford Owl Free E-Books
To access the free Oxford Owl e-books, please visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home and log in using the details below.
P.E is on a Friday. Your child needs black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms and a school hoodie for outdoor activities.
A healthy fruit snack is available for each child for £1.50 per week or £10.50 per term. Please pay via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings. All snacks must be paid for in advance. Alternatively your child is very welcome to bring their own snack providing it is either fresh fruit or vegetables as we are a healthy eating school!
Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class and drink throughout the day. We are more than happy to refill their bottles. Please ensure only plain water is in the bottle and they are labelled with your child's name.
As a cashless school, dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay.
'Learner of the Week'
Year 4's Learner of the week is:
Our school Christian Value this term is Friendship
This term in school we will be focussing on the value Friendship. We will be hearing stories about being thankful from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too.
Talk about friendship together...
Learning to be a good friend, someone who can be trusted and is loyal, takes a lifetime.
Talk together about how friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are young, some are old. Some are always there, some we see only occasionally.
• How do we choose our friends?
• What makes a good friend?
• Are we a good friend to others?
Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages!
All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum
https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ - Read, Write, Inc Phonics