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Whissendine CE Primary School

Year 4

Sports Day 2021

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We were SO thrilled to be able to host sports day for our families this year - thank you all for joining us, cheering us on and attempting the 'Wave'. You nailed it!

Welcome to Class 4. 


We will be learning about King Richard III in T5  but not before we look back to the Vikings in T1 however and see the impact that their arrival in Britain had on the ruling Anglo Saxons answering the question "How did England become England?"


In geography, we will look at the Scandinavian countries that the Vikings came from and how they differ from the UK.  Science will include animals and their habitats, sound, electricity and the water cycle.  Sikhism, sculpture, music, PE and of course our own performance before Easter! 


Homework and Routines (not much has changed from Year 3!):


Spelling homework is over a fortnight and focuses on learning the spelling rule, so that it can be applied, rather than the set words.  Twelve spellings, linked to the new spelling rule, will be handed out on a Monday.  During the course of the first week the children are expected to practice daily and will be tested, at the end of the week, on a combination of these words and others that follow the rule.  The second week of spellings is an opportunity for the children to further practice by writing sentences that include the 12 set words.  Another test will take place at the end of the second week.


As well as the spelling 'rule', the children will also be given 3 'High Frequency' words.  These are the words that, often, don't follow a rule but that we just need to know how to spell.  These should be included in the sentences that are written for the 'rule words', they don't need a separate sentence of their own, and will be tested. 


Maths homework, either giving an opportunity to embed learning that has taken place during the week or preparing the children for new learning, will be set on Tuesday and will be collected in the following Monday.


PE lessons with Ms Ranson happen on Monday afternoon and with myself on Thursday afternoon - please make sure that you arrive in school wearing your PE kit on those days.




Last year, as they moved into KS2, the children grew in independence before our very eyes.  We appreciate your continued support in encouraging this further by allowing the children to take responsibility for getting their homework into school when it is due, taking care of their own belongings and delivering messages to me.


If you need me for anything, please either contact the office, who will pass on a message, or send me a message on DOJO and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Can I remind you that notification of absence or a change in who will collect your child, needs to go directly to the office.  We cannot let children go home with someone other than you unless that message has been given to the office.  We will not take the children's word for it and will need to contact you for confirmation before we let them go.


With all the changes that have taken place due to the current situation, DOJO will be used more than anything to remind the children of events / PE days etc.  Please ensure that we have your up to date details and that it is checked regularly.


We are coming back into a different looking environment but the values and ethos of the school still stand.  I am so excited to meet you all properly and know that we will face this new adventure together!



Mrs Wx

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