Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

Year 4

Where Learning is FUN and ENJOYABLE!

Year 4’s teacher is Mr Taylor and he wants every child in his class to develop a love for learning and achieve the best they can! In class 4 we will become amazing writers, mathematicians, scientists and individuals!

Key Dates

This half-term we have some key dates coming up:

Monday 18th June – Plant Potting with Groundworks

Tuesday 19th June – Wilderness Schooling

Tuesday 26th June – Wilderness Schooling

Thursday 28th June – Transition Day

Friday 29th June – St. Johns in the Vale Residential (29th June – 1st July)

Tuesday 3rd July – Wilderness Schooling

Friday 6th July – Sports Day

Friday 6th July – Spots Award Assembly 1pm Parents Invited

Friday 6th July – Teacher v Parents and Children Football match 3.30!!!

Tuesday 10th July – Wilderness Schooling

Friday 29th June – St. Johns in the Vale Residential (29th June – 1st July)

Thursday 12th July – Whole School Celebration 2pm Parents Invited

Tuesday 17th July – Wilderness Schooling

Thursday 19th July – Break up for Summer Holidays

 

Please see attached our Y3 & Y4 newsletter.

 

 

Wilderness Schooling

This half term we are lucky enough to be attending Wilderness School. For one day a week, over a period of six weeks are taking part in a range of outdoor learning activities. The children have access to acres of forest containing ponds and extensive coniferous woodland.

Each day consists of morning games, team-building exercises, creative activities, story-telling around the fire and free time to play and explore.

Over the course of the six weeks we will be writing sensory poems, individual stories and character descriptions, which will be performed around the camp fire. They will be able to gather inspiration from the environment around them, ‘foraging’ for poetic techniques, listening to stories, going through magic doors and creating a vast gallery of environmental art, which they will describe to one another using ‘adjectives, adverbs, similies, metaphors, personification, alliteration, onomatapoeia and ‘expression!’

While literacy is a big focus of the wilderness schooling, we will also be using our maths and science skills in the following ways:

Maths:
Area and perimeter (designing and costing a bird hide)
Measure and triangles/ angles and circumference (ageing and measuring trees)

Science:
Materials (shelters)
Open ended investigation (child led) or Habitats, classifications and ID-ing.

We are incredibly lucky to be allowed this opportunity and excited to see the learning opportunities and progress the children will undoubtedly make!

Literacy

This year we will write letters, diaries, stories, newspaper reports, poems and lots more! In class 4 we also love reading books, either in the classroom or in our new library to promote reading for pleasure.

Topic News

We cover some incredibly exciting topics in year 4, including the blue abyss, stone age and the make a difference challenge (a new and exciting enterprise project). Our topics always start with a memorable experience and so far we have been to The Blue Reef Aquarium and the Great North Museum. Our topic links to the writing we do in literacy lessons, so as you can imagine, we write about some pretty fascinating things! We have computing lessons once a week and this is also linked to our topic.

 

Maths

This half-term we are focusing on fraction, geometry, symmetry and times tables. The year 4 children LOVE their maths lessons and are proud of the work they produce and the progress they are making!

Homework

  • Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in on a Tuesday.
  • Make sure you read at home every night for at least 10 minutes and get it signed at least three times a week (if you have lost or forgotten your reading record you can always download one from this link Red Hall Reading Record
  • Children must know all of their times tables by the end of year 4 so keep practising every week!
  • Spellings are given out as part of homework and children are tested on a Wednesday. It is extremely important that children are pracitsing their spelling at home.

How your child is learning at home is very important to us. If you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to us.