This term in Harbour Class...
Year 4 Summer 2 2021 – this half term’s exciting learning!
It is great to be back in school this term and moving increasingly towards normal school life.
This term we have already started our science topic ‘How Humans Work’. We had a great stunning start in the second week of term when we spent the morning undertaking a series of healthy activities which included making smoothies, learning simple first aid, preparing food hygienically and keeping out bodies healthy with exercise and our minds healthy with mindfulness and yoga. Over the next few weeks we will be continuing with lots of investigations to find out about our hearts, our digestion and our bones. The topic web in the Year 4 area of the website will give you more information about the work we will be doing in other areas of the curriculum.
We have not had the chance to have a school trip so far this year and therefore we are very excited about the kite flying day we have planned at Devil’s Dyke – keep a look out on the website for photos of the day!
Just to remind you that PE is still on Thursdays with Mr Haywood and so please continue to send your children to school in their PE kit every Thursday.
Homework will continue to be put on TEAMs. There will be spellings every week and as the term goes on it is my intention to reintroduce maths and literacy homework on alternate weeks, so please do keep a look out for that. As before I would ask that your child complete at least 30 minutes of the task either independently or with your support. Please then submit the completed work as a returned assignment using TEAMs or otherwise email. It is best to avoid returning work physically to school wherever possible. If you do not have access to TEAMs I will ensure your child is given a paper copy of the task to bring home. The class have made excellent progress with their reading and comprehension this term and so I would ask that they continue to read at home regularly or at the very least listen to audio books.
Finally, if you do have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to email me and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours. You can, of course, continue to catch me at the gate in the mornings or after school. If I am not at the gate for any reason you can always pass a message through the other staff who are currently working with me in Year 4: Mr Semple, who is teaching with me Monday – Wednesday, Mrs Garrard, our TA, and Ms Ward, Mr Hunt and Mrs Royal who work in the class with individual children but also provide additional support to the whole class.
Year 4 residential information
Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 4!