Class Teacher: Miss B Bowen
Interventions: Miss K Stephens
PPA Cover & NQT Time: Mr D Smith and Mrs A Cann will cover
Health & Well-being lessons on Friday afternoons.
Miss S Richards will cover lessons on Wednesday afternoons.
Welcome back Year 4! I hope you all had a lovely and well rested summer holidays and you are now ready for the new school year! I can’t wait to join the amazing team at St David’s and I look forward to working alongside you and your families to support you with your learning! Our topic for this half term is ‘Off with her Head’ which will have a specific focus on the Tudors. We have lots of exciting activities planned which you can find out more information on this page.
If you have any queries or concerns, please let me know! You can contact me via email, telephone or at the beginning and end of the day when the children have been dismissed. I look forward to an exciting and successful year with your children!
Please see the document below for the dates for this school year. I have highlighted the important dates specific for Year 4.
Our topic for this half term will have a specific focus on the Tudors. Within this topic, we will be looking at people from the past and exploring the questions that the children came up with during our Summer transition and immersion day:
Who were the Tudors?
How long ago was the Tudor period?
What did the Tudors like to eat and drink?
What did the Tudors do for entertainment?
Who was Henry VIII?
When was Henry VIII born?
Where did Henry VIII live?
How did the Tudors live?
What were Tudor houses like?
What did the Tudors wear?
The children will have a variety of learning experiences, looking at the society in Tudor times and comparing it to our modern day. They will be researching the different monarchs and their reign during the Tudor period, particularly Henry VIII and his famous six wives. The children will be exploring different artefacts and art and recreating their own pieces through different styles and materials. There will be regular updates on this page along with tweets and messages on Schoop with what the children have been working on!
We are hoping to organise a trip to Llancaiach Fawr Manor House; famous for its Tudor design and being one of the finest examples of a semi-fortified manor in Wales today.
Please see below for this terms homework. Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Wednesday. Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of Maths 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.
Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practise at home. The children will no longer be having a weekly spelling test, but we will be looking for pupils using these spelling patterns in their daily work across the curriculum.
The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos, which then contribute to house points and their 3 gold stars chance to become VIP!
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 and completing the reading record in your child's book bag each time you listen to them read. Diolch yn fawr!
Our school Christian Value this term is GENEROSITY.
"God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians ch.9 v.7)
This term in school we will be focussing on the value Generosity. We will be hearing stories of generosity from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too.
When we think of generosity we usually think about being generous with our money or possessions. However, we can be generous with our time, our gifts and our abilities. Generous people often say that they receive much more than they give. Perhaps this is because when someone is generous to us, it makes us want to be generous in return.
P.E is on a Friday afternoon. 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.