Welcome back to school! During Step-Up September, let us focus on 'RE-ESTABLISHING' ourselves, building on old and new 'RELATIONSHIPS' and on 'RECONNECTING' with school and the wider world!
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Year 4

Welcome Bears, Lions and Tigers


Welcome back after what seems a very long time to be away from school!  I hope you have had a wonderful rest and you are full of energy for your first half term in Year 4!


What an action packed autumn first half term we will have.  We have many things to look forward to in our upcoming lessons:  in English we will study and enjoy the texts ‘Varjak Paw’ (by S. F. Said) and ‘Tales Told in Tents’ (by Sally Pomme Clayton).  In addition to this, you will read a range of poetry; in Mathematics we will consolidate our knowledge and understanding and apply these to investigations; in science we will study ‘Animals, including Humans’ and ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ and we will begin our learning about Europe in our 'Worlds Apart’ topic lessons.  


We hope you have a wonderful summer holiday.  Do not forget to complete your transition work which has been emailed to you (a copy of this booklet can also be found below) and bring this with you on the first day of term Monday 7th September.  


It would be really helpful if you continued to practice your maths and reading in addition to completing the transition booklet.  There are some really useful websites for you to do this on the 'useful links' page on the 'Year Group Pages' section of the website.  You can also discuss the vocabulary and knowledge mats with your family to deepen your understanding of what you are learning this term!


We are very much looking forward to our first half term together!


Best wishes,


Mr Jones, Mrs Brooks, Mrs Mazumder, Mr Gohil and Mr Hopkins

Summer Holiday Transition Tasks

Please find below a copy of the transition tasks we emailed you before the holiday commenced. In addition, a 'Welcome to Year 4' guide will also provide you with further information, in readiness for 2020-2021. Please note that if the timings of the school day and/or rules about what pupils can/cannot bring into school change (due to Covid-19), you will be notified directly.