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Blwyddyn 4 - Year 4

Croeso i Flwyddyn 4! 

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Our classes this year are:

Dosbarth Glas - Miss Hewitson

Dosbarth Coch - Miss Sheedy

Both classes will be supported by Mrs Morgan and Miss Annmarie.

Mrs Birch and Miss Canham will be running interventions.

Year 4 PPA teachers will be Mrs Porter and Mrs Moore.

Physical Education / Addysg Grofforol

Both classes will have P.E. on a Tuesday.

 

Please bring the following items on P.E. days:

T-Shirt / Crys-T

Shorts / Siorts

Trainers or daps / Esgidiau chwaraeon

 

Please ensure all P.E. kit is clearly labelled.

 

Reading / Darllen

Your child will be given a reading book for home reading, and a reading record for comments.  These books will be updated and changed regularly if the children have read their book.  Please leave a comment in their reading record so the teachers know that the book is ready to be changed during the week. 

 

Spellings / Sillafu

During our Literacy lessons, we will be working on spellings every day throughout the week.  The children will carry out daily spelling activities in class and will bring home a spelling list to learn every Friday.  Spelling tests will take place every Tuesday morning.  Please ensure that your child learns their spellings each week.    

 

Spring 1 - Children of World War II

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break. Our new topic this term is 'Children of World War II'.  As part of this topic the children will be learning about the events of World War II with a particular focus on how children in Wales were affected.

 

As part of this topic we are hoping for a visitor to come into school, who will run workshops with the children for our Marvellous Middle.

 

On Wednesday 12th February 2020, we will be having a World War 2 day where the children will be invited to dress up as World war 2 clothes, and we will be acting as though we were living a day during the early 1940's.

 

We also have UpBeat music sessions every Thursday this half term, where the children will get the opportunity to play tuned percussion instruments.

 

Dates for the diary

Friday 17th January 2020 - Miss Sheedy's (Blwyddyn Coch) Class Assembly

Friday 24th January 2020 - Miss Hewitson's (Blwyddyn Glas) Class Assembly

Wednesday 12th February 2020 - Year 4 World War 2 Day

Thursday 13th February 2020 - Last day for children before half term

Friday 14th February 2020 - INSET day

Autumn 2 - Potions

Our topic this half term is 'Potions'.  As part of this topic we will be covering a wide range of activities and skills to answer the following big questions:

- What is a potion?

- What materials dissolve in water?

- What are potions used for?

Our focus book for this topic will be George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl.

 

For our Marvellous Middle, we will be having a visit from Cardiff University PhD students, who will be delivering a Potions workshop to the children on Wednesday 4th December.

 

During this half term, we will also be practising for our Christmas Concert 'Straw and Order' which will take place on Wednesday 18th December.

Dates for the Diary

Every Tuesday - Year 4 PE

Thursday 12th December - Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December - Year 3/4 Christmas Production 

Friday 20th December - Last Day of Term

Monday 6th January - INSET Day 

Tuesday 7th January - Children return to school 

Autumn 1 - The Romans

Our topic this half term is 'The Romans'.  As part of this topic we will be covering a wide range of activities and skills to answer the following big questions:

- Who were the Romans?

- Where did they invade?

- Why didn't they conquer the World?

 

We will also be visiting Caerleon Roman Baths and Amphitheatre which will give the children the opportunity to explore the Roman remains of the Amphitheatre and the Barracks, as well as visiting the Roman Baths Museum.

 

Forest Schools

Throughout this half term (Autumn 1), Year 4 will be taking part in Forest School sessions with Mrs Walters on a Monday (Coch) or Tuesday (Glas) morning. Please provide suitable footwear for the outdoors as well as clothing to suit the weather becoming colder e.g scarves, coats.

 

 

 

Building Hadrian’s Wall using Lego

Dates for the Diary

Every Tuesday - Year 4 PE

Tuesday 3rd September - First day for children 

Wednesday 2nd October - Caerleon Roman Baths trip

Monday 21st October - Parents Evening

Tuesday 22nd October - Parents Evening 

Mon 28th October - Half Term begins

Monday 4th November - Children back to school

 

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