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Welcome to Year Four!
 
Gecko Class
 
Miss Lloyd (Head of Year)
Mrs Armstrong
Crocodile Class 
            
Mrs Oseni
Miss King 
Chameleon Class
  
Mr Wintle
Mrs Boswell
Mrs Dowdall 

Important Contacts:

Mrs Russell - Office Manager

Mrs Cairns and Mrs Collins - SENco
 
Mrs Cairns and Mrs Park - DSL 
 

Welcome to Year 4! In Year 4 we strive to provide children with new and exciting learning experiences which they are fully engaged in and enjoy. We have lots of new projects this year and a few surprises along the way, beginning with 'Dragon Academy.'

 
A few reminders ...
 
   PE

Each child will need a named PE kit suitable for indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Our indoor PE sessions will take place every Monday and outdoor PE sessions will be on a Tuesday.

Indoor Kit:
 - Shorts
 - T- Shirt (House team colour)
 - Plimsolls or trainers.
 
Outdoor Kit:
- Tracksuit bottoms
- Sweatshirt
- Plimsolls or trainers. 
 
Outdoor learning sessions will also continue this year and you will be notified in advance. For this day children will need suitable clothing for being outdoors all day and do not mind getting dirty. These sessions will take place, despite the Great British Weather!
 
Reading 
 
We really value the importance of reading at home and recognise the positive effect it has on the children's learning in school. We aim to promote and encourage children's enjoyment in reading and really appreciate your support. We would like children to read at home at least three times a week, with an adult signature in their reading record books. Children will continue to be rewarded for this in school.
 
Homework 
 
Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due into school on the following Wednesday. Homework will always be related to what the children have already learnt, or will be learning at school. Children should spend 30 minutes of each piece of homework. 
 

 

 

What have we been up to? 

Term 1
Dragon Academy 
 
We were incredibly surprised to begin our year with the arrival of a mysterious egg in each of the Year 4 classrooms! This kick started our project 'Dragon Academy' where we have based our learning around the exciting story 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We are incredibly impressed by the children's enthusiasm towards this project and are pleased with the work which has been produced, including the children's very own 'Top Trump' cards. The children will be continuing to develop their descriptive writing throughout the term, as well as their sentence structure.
 
Maths 
 
This term in maths we have been learning about the place value of 4-digit numbers, including ordering and comparing numbers and rounding 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.  We have also begun adding and subtracting with 4-digit numbers. We will be continuing with this throughout the term.
 
Power of Reading
 
Our Power of Reading text this term is called 'Hot Like Fire' by Valerie Bloom and is a book of poetry. The children have been able to explore different types of poetry, identify their features, write their own as well as create performances. 
 
Balance
 
We have recently implemented a new assessment system called 'Balance.' This asks the children to be self reflective and be a part of the assessment process, becoming more involved in their next steps in learning. We use a 1-9 scale which is displayed as a dial in each classroom and will be using this in all areas of learning. This encourages the children to recognise their learning as an independent journey. 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
Look at what we've been up to!
 
       
       
 
 
Upcoming Events...
 
Thursday 11th October 2018 - Dragon Exhibition
 
 
Upcoming Documents and Links...
 
 
 

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Park Wood Schools Federation
Deanwood Drive
Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 9LP
 
Telephone: 01634 234699

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