Year 4 2018 - 2019

Miss Smith

Mrs Cash

Welcome to Year 4

 

Hello and welcome back to year 4. We hope you and your families had a restful, enjoyable and fun summer and are ready to jump back into work! 

 

 

Temples, Tombs and Treasures

 

 

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We are kicking off year 4 with our historical topic 'Temples, Tombs and Treasures' with a focus on Ancient Egypt. Throughout this topic, we will learn about the Ancient Egyptians and their civilisation. The children will have the opportunity to create their own timeline of important dates, with an understanding of BC and AD. The topic will then move on to look at one of the seven wonders of the world 'The Great Pyramids of Giza.' The children will learn about how these pyramids were made, why they were made and what's inside them. We will also learn about the secret tunnels, entrances and trap doors, setting up our classroom as a secret tunnel to create a historical and mysterious atmosphere! Furthermore, the topic will cover the importance of the River Nile, Tutankhamun, Farming, Mummification and Hieroglypics. There will be lots of new SPAG and lots of opportunities for writing, including descriptions, instructions, diary entries and narrative. This will be done through two books 'The Egyptian Cinderella' and 'Secrets of a sun King.' 

 

 

Homework

 

This year, weekly homework will consist of Spellings, Timestables and Reading. Each week, the children will learn a new spelling rule and a new set of timestables, and will be expected to complete activities based around these at home. As always, reading homework is expected every night for at least 10 minutes. The children will recieve a levelled book that they will be expected to read each night and will be changed weekly. Alongside this, the children will also take home a library book of their choice and have access to 'Bug Club.' There will be special prizes for those children accessing Bug Club and completing books regularly smiley

 

 

PE

 

PE lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoons - full PE kit (including pumps and outdoor trainers) will be needed, this will remain in school and get sent home at the end of each half term

Forest School sessions will also take place on a weekly basis- outdoor clothing (including wellies or walking boots) will be needed. This will be sent home weekly.

 

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you over the year.

Miss Smith and Mrs Cash 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 0BW

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794
sec.stjohnfisher@halton.gov.uk