Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve

Year 4

We keep going. We keep growing.

In Year 4, our class teacher is Mrs Marshall and our teaching assistant is Mrs Large.  We also have a student teacher, Miss Humphrey. We try our best in everything we do and make sure we have fun along the way. We understand it’s OK to make mistakes, as they help us to learn. We challenge ourselves, and feel proud of the work we produce.

We believe in every single one of the children in Year 4 and we will do our absolute best to help them to achieve everything we know they are capable of.

If you have any queries regarding how your child is learning at home, don’t hesitate to email the school, or chat to me at the end of the day and I will help the best I can. Mrs Marshall.

Key Dates

Date Time Event
26.03.21 All day Darlington ‘Does Denim for Dementia’. Everyone dressed in denim for a £1 donation
26.03.21 3pm Easter Holiday starts
12.04.21 8:45am School starts

 

Important Information

  • Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings/Phonics are given out as part of their homework and children are tested the following week.
  • Reading is a vital skill, we expect children to be reading at home at least 3 times a week. Please sign the reading record each time they have read- even if this is only a number of pages.
  • We have PE every Wednesday and Monday, so children can come to school in their Red Hall PE Kits.
  • We have a times tables test at the end of the year, so encourage your child to practice their times tables whenever they can.

Back together again

We were so excited to be back together again!  This week the whole school has been focusing on a book by Oliver Jeffers called What we’ll build.  Our lessons are all inspired by the book and we have carried out a variety activities relating to it! From designing and building our own inventions, researching peacemakers, to learning a new song and discussing what a home and a house means to us!  We have had a great week and really love being back together again!

 

Literacy

This half term we are focusing on how to write a portal story. We will be identifying key features and using our model text to write our very own portal stories. 

As always, we have been encouraging the children to read as much as they can. Class 4 have seen some amazing results on accelerated reader quizzes and have loved reading our class novel “The Ice Monster” together.

 

Maths

We have been working very hard on times tables and have had lots of fun practicing on Times Table Rock Stars. We have been looking at counting in tenths and converting to decimals.

 

Topic

Our topic this term is inspired by the interesting artefacts that we found in the mound next to school!  We will be focusing on the Vikings and our key question – were the Vikings really vicious?  We will be exploring how we have come to know about the Vikings and the impact archeology has on finding out about our past.

 

Outdoor Learning

Year 4 children will be doing Outdoor Learning on Tuesdays for this half term. Please can the children come in to school wearing old, warm clothes, trainers or wellies. Outdoor Learning will take place even if the weather is poor so please make sure that they are suitably dressed. Bringing their outdoor learning clothing in a bag to later change into is no longer an option due to the pandemic.

Class 4 have begun their outdoor adventures this term focusing on how the outside makes us happy on the inside. They will be developing skills to promote independence, resilience and curiosity. They began this week by using their imagination to design and build things using only resources from outside. – Miss Hayman.

Other news

We have had a generous donation of books from United Way UK and 3M!  Every child from Reception to Year 6 received two brand new books each! Year 4 received Anglo Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman and Secret Science by Dara O’Briain.  We can’t wait to get reading!