Year 4 - Buzzards

Class Information

Welcome to Year 4 Buzzard Class and to the Spring term!

I, Mrs Turner, will be teaching Monday to Thursday, Mrs Tollerfield will be teaching on Fridays. 

Each academic year, throughout the school we all cover the same general topics, e.g. history, and then link pupils' learning to their specific year group curriculum.

For the next 2 terms, these will be:

Spring Term 1: Geography – Greece

Spring Term 2: History – Ancient Greece

Summer Term 1: Geography - Volcanoes and Earth quakes

Summer Term 2: Geography – Rivers and the Otter

Belongings

All children must have a waterproof coat in school every day, as they will be going outside for break time and lunchtime, unless it is particularly bad weather. They must also bring in a named water bottle every day.

Children are to bring in their own pencil case to keep in school with pencils (HB), sharpener, eraser, glue stick, whiteboard pen (medium nib or whichever your child is comfortable using), whiteboard eraser (matchbox-sized sponge is suitable) and a small assortment of coloured pencils (no felt tips or gel pens please). Please ensure their items are labelled where possible.

Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for break-time.

PE
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays*. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on both these days (white T-shirts, dark coloured shorts, leggings are acceptable when worn underneath shorts, dark coloured jogging bottoms may be worn in cold weather and trainers). We will aim to have PE outside as much as possible. 

Adventure Island

Our Adventure Island slot is on a Thursday* and will be happening every week. As PE also takes place on a Thursday, please make sure children have a spare set of trousers/joggers in a bag as these are likely to get muddy or wet. Please also ensure that your child brings their labelled wellies in a plastic bag.

Reading
We will be hearing every child read during the first few weeks, and assessing what level they are at. Please feel free to put a note in their Home/School Diary about the reading they have done at home. If you write a note in your child’s Home/School Diary, please remind them to give it to us to read, as I won’t be able to check them daily. It is very important that the children are reading at home every day, preferably for 20 minutes. 

If you would like to talk to me, I am always available at the end of the school day for a quick chat, or if you need more time, you can book a telephone appointment through the office. If you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to me.

Mrs Turner

Useful Resources
The teachers in all the classes have put together a document with lots of ideas and suggestions that will help you to support your child with their punctuation and grammar.