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Year 4

Year 4P are by taught by Miss Payne and 4S by Mrs Stone  They are supported by Katrina, Jules and Collet.  They can be contacted via year4@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

Teacher's welcome

Welcome to Year 4! We hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer break despite the circumstances. Literacy, Maths and Science are as important as ever so please make sure that your children learn their spellings, read regularly, practise their times tables and question the world around them. Remember that all children have access to Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars which we encourage them to use frequently. Times Tables Rock Stars will really help them to be prepared for the Times Tables Screening at the end of the year. Each child has a personal login so please let us know if you need a reminder. Your support throughout the school year is valued enormously and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

In Year Four, the children have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument. These are provided by Wandsworth Council’s scheme, Wider Opportunities, and the children bring them home throughout the year to practise. Music teachers come into school for one hour a week and teach a variety of music, song and dance. An important thing to mention is in order to achieve excellence in anything, we must show commitment so please support your child in caring for their instrument at home and ensuring that they practise regularly (this can be done without the mouthpiece when necessary). A brass concert will be arranged for the summer term so families can see how far the children have come!

Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our recent Meet The Teacher. If you weren't able to join us we hope you can take the opportunity to read the slides.

Autumn learning

 Topic: Did life in Britain regress under Anglo Saxon rule ?

In the first half of the term the children  will be investigating the topic question ‘Did life in Britain regress under the Anglo Saxon Rule?’ We will be using a wide range of historical skills such as investigating sources, creating timelines and even building our own settlements! In addition to History, we will be incorporating a variety of curriculum learning objectives from Geography, Art, ICT, Literacy and PSHE into this topic as well. In Geography we will be focusing on our mapping skills and using our knowledge to locate a variety of European countries.

Topic: Did the Vikings deserve their violent reputation?

In the second half of the term the children will be learning about the Vikings through the question ‘Did the Vikings deserve their violent reputation?’ During this topic, we will be using a range of historical skills to evaluate sources and find out about the Vikings. In particular, we are very excited to find out about what life was like as a Viking child and we will also use a variety of secondary sources to find out about Viking invasions. How exciting! During this topic you’ll have the chance to work on a project at home where you get to create your very own Viking Long Ship. To conclude our topic we will use our debating skills to discuss whether or not the Vikings deserved their violent reputation.

Days to remember

Monday

Spelling test

New spellings sent home

PE -wear PE kit to school

Tuesday

Homework handed in

Guided reading handed in

Brass from October 6th  - bring instrument to school

PE  - wear kit to school

Wednesday
Thursday

Homework sent home.

Guided reading book sent home.

PE - wear kit to school.

Friday