WELCOME TO THE YEAR 4 BLOG!
Autumn 2021Firstly, I’d like to say a warm welcome to all of Year 4 and their parents. I am looking forward to this term and it is already looking like it will be one which captures the children’s interests! I am already looking forward to making some great memories with them and teaching them some new skills! This term is already looking to be a very exciting (and busy) one. This year has been inspired by Ezra and we will be challenge to “Rise Up, Have Courage and Do it!” and our first topic, focused on life in the dark ages, will get the ball rolling in great style! The children will be given many exciting learning opportunities throughout the term— both in the classroom and further afield. I hope they are ready for the challenges which await them!
What can we learn about life in the Dark Ages?As a class we are learning to ’Be the Light’ so, as a result, we’ve decided to cast some light onto what life was like in the times of the Anglo-Saxons! In support of this, we will be reading the stories of Beowulf and Roald Dahl’s The Witches to inspire our writing in English. We will be journeying back in time as we learn about these early settlers and the lives they led. We will also learn more about key people from this time, such as Alfred the Great. In Geography we will be using studying different types of settlements whilst learning more about how and why the Anglo Saxons chose to settle in the British Isles.
How you can help… supporting your child.
I have had many parents come to me asking how best to support their children with us here at BRW. As a result, here are a few key things which can prove invaluable in supporting your child.
1) Check homework newsletters which go out each Monday. This will have up-to-date information on the children’s activities too.
2) Regular use of Times Tables Rocks Stars, Numbots and Mathletics will help the children master recall of their multiplication facts up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.
3) Encourage your children to read at home and ask them questions about what they are reading.
4) Ensure children are wearing the correct uniform, have full PE kit and are on time for school.
All your support makes such an enormous difference!