Year 4

Blwyddyn 4


Welcome to Yr 4's class webpage! I am looking forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks. Our topic this term is 'Blue Planet'.

We will be learning all about the oceans of the world and the animals therein. We will also be investigating climate change, plastic pollution and other issues facing coastal communities. Our literacy foci will be recounts, diaries and non-chronological reports.

Please find below my planning for the next term.

Mr Longland

Important Information

Start - 9.00 End - 15.10

Teacher - Mr Longland TA - Miss Sheehan

Spelling - Spellings will be tested weekly with a different group on each day. Spellings will also be done within class daily. Children are expected to work on their spellings at home in order to ensure they learn their words successfully.

Spelling groups have been given based on testing. In the test there are a range of words level 1 - 7. If children have scored more than 50% on each level I look at how they perform on the next level and so on.

Spelling groups are open to frequent review, however this is also dependent on the spelling within their work and not just on tests.

Reading - Children need their books every day. Children will read daily in class for 5-10 minutes after lunch. This gives me time throughout the week to personally read with each child. Some children will also read with our TA Miss Sheehan several times throughout the week where this may be beneficial. Books will only be changed when children have read the book in school with an adult to ensure comprehension.

PE - outdoor kit needs to be worn to school every Thursday and Friday. All PE lessons will be outdoors until further notice. Children with long hair will be required to wear a bobble and earrings will need to be removed or taped. PE kit comprises of black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms, a plain white/Newton logo t-shirt and trainers. Red and white striped Newton rugby shirts or a plain black jumper may be worn in colder months.

Maths - J2blast found on hwb can be used to work on times tables at home. The children should have some knowledge of this and we will be looking over it again in school.

Homework - For now the major focus of homework is to continue spelling, reading and times tables at home.

Class Dojo - Please don't hesitate to contact me through dojo with any queries. I will do my utmost respond to any messages before and after school within working hours 8.00 - 17.00.

You should have access now to class story and school story. There was a problem for some people accessing school story, though this should now have been fixed. Please let me know if you cannot and I can rectify this.

Allergies - We have pupils in the school with severe nut allergies. No products containing nuts must be brought into school in lunchboxes. Unfortunately, no birthday cakes are allowed to be brought into school since new guidelines were published regarding healthy schools and the ‘sharing’ aspect since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Outdoor sports - Football - Friday Afternoon

Indoor sports - Dance - Thursday Afternoon

Children can wear their sports kit into school on these days.

Termly Planning

MTP Autumn 1 2020.docx
MTP Autumn 2 2020.docx