Welcome to Year 4.
The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Sandell (Class 4), Miss Whitehead (Class 5 and Year Leader) and Mrs Plumtree (Class 6). Mr Silvester and Mrs Murphy are currently working with class 5 in Miss Whitehead's absence
We also have 4 teaching assistants. Mrs O' Sullivan works in Class 6, whilst Mrs Webb, Mrs Kersley and Mrs Percy will be working in all three classes during the week.
Our second term's topic will be about volcanoes which is really interesting and exciting. One of the highlights will be our Geography afternoon, where we will all make our own volcanoes to look over our own models of Hatch Warren.
In Science, we will be studying Solids, Liquid and Gases which will be enhanced by our visit to Brighton Hill Community School as part of our science week. Whilst in ICT we will be making out own movies linking to our volcanic eruptions.
This term our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor), however, sometimes we do need to change it. For this reason, we suggest that the children bring in their P.E. kits on a Monday and then take them home on a Friday.
For indoor P.E. children will need a white or a red t-shirt and a pair of shorts.
For outdoor P.E. children will need a white or red t-shirt and a pair of shorts, socks and trainers. They should also make sure they have their water bottle in school so that we can take it out with us. During the colder weather they will also need a warm top and tracksuit bottoms.
Each week we will set 3 pieces of homework - English, Maths and Spellings. The homework will help the children consolidate or extend work that they have been doing in class. We also request that you listen to your child read for 10 minutes 5 times a week and ask them questions about what they have read.
English and Spelling home learning is set on a Wednesday and Maths on a Thursday. All homework is then due back in on the following Monday morning. As we are trying to develop the children's independence skills, it will be their responsibility to hand the work in on time.