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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page 2021-2022. Year 4 consists of two classes:

Cedar and Larch.

Cedar Class is taught by Mrs Braund (Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays) and Mrs Kent (Wednesday-Friday). Mrs Ennals is the class teaching assistant.

Larch class is taught by Miss Willson. Mrs Davies is the class teaching assistant.

Please keep your eyes on this page as we share aspects of your child's learning and experiences throughout the year, as well as letters and updates relevant to Year 4.

Letters

Autumn Newsletter

Curriculum Overviews

Curriculum Overview

Homework

The children are expected and strongly encouraged to complete the following homework:

Reading

Read for at least 20 minutes at home 5 times a week and ask an adult to sign their reading record. Children are awarded reading points for reading at home and at the end of each half term these are counted up and reading prizes are given out to the top readers!

Spellings

Children will be given weekly or termly spellings that they will be learning and practising at school and will be encouraged to practise these at home to further embed this learning. The children could take part in the below fun activities to help them learn these words. The words for this half term are also below.

Autumn 1 spellings Group 1

Autumn 2 Spellings Group 1

Autumn 1&2 Group 2

Spellings games and ideas

Spring 1 Group 1

Times tables/fluency

Children are expected to login to Times Tables rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/) weekly to practice their times tables and division facts. Children will then be tested on these in school alongside the 55 Club where children practice their number facts. The children’s logins and passwords for Times Tables Rockstars are in their reading records. National expectations are that children are secure in their times tables up to 12x12 by the end of year 4.

Recently in Year 4

Swimming

Every week we have been going swimming, the children have enjoyed learning new swimming skills and improving their confidence in the water. We have been delighted with how well everyone has progressed.

Rural life Museum

We had a brilliant trip to Glastonbury where we visited the Rural Life Museum to learn about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The children represented the school really well, we were really proud of them. The children thoroughly enjoyed painting Albert's Jewel and making Runes out of clay, which the Anglo Saxons used for writing.

World Book Day!

The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character for world book day.

Design Technology

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our sewing learning journey. The task was to make a sail for a model Viking longboat. The children took part in this learning journey:

1. First we researched Viking longboat sails.

2. Next we made a prototype sail.

3. After that we practiced the sewing skills that we would need to use – the running stitch.

4. Then we designed a sail for a Viking longboat.

5. Next we made a longship sail.

6. Finally we evaluated our work.

Pete the Poet visits Westover Green

Year 4 took part in an equality and diversity poetry workshop with Pete the Poet on Wednesday 16th March. Music and poetry were combined with interactive stories and costumes to create a magical experience for everyone involved. The children and their teachers took part in multiple activities that enabled them to dress up, dance, pretend to travel the world, speak different languages and use a variety of musical instruments. The children took part in stories from Botswana, India and Russia that promoted and celebrated team work, equality and diversity.