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Welcome to Year 4 – Dream Class

 

In Year Four, we dream BIG! We set our goals high and strive to achieve all that we can.

 

Welcome back! There are twenty enthusiastic and eager pupils in Dream Class this year who will be taught by myself, Mrs Whittaker and supported by Miss. Wadsworth who will be our Teaching Assistant whilst Miss. Ward enjoys her maternity leave. 

This year, we will be finding out all about the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians and learn about how transport has changed through the years in our history topics. We will explore the hills and mountains within Europe in our ‘Survival’ topic, learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis in our ‘Angry Earth’ topic, and find out more about the land use within the local area in our geography fieldwork focus.

Using Maths No Problem, we will develop our mathematical skills and we will also be working hard on learning all the multiplication facts in preparation for the multiplication assessment at the end of year Four.

 

We look forward to showing you how we develop and progress as we work hard in our learning.

 

“Don’t be scared, dare to have fabulous plans. I encourage you to not be afraid to dream, to have great ideals, to be builders of hope.” Pope Francis.

 

If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via my staff email on swhittaker@olsa.lancs.sch.uk

 

 

PE: Our PE days for this term are Monday (dance) and Friday (Gymnastics). Children are to come to school in their PE kits on these days.

 

Important information

No jewellery is permitted in school, except for watches (no smart watches please).

Earrings are not permitted- if your child has recently had their ears pierced, they are required to be covered with plasters before coming to school. 

Long hair must be tied back. 

 

Reading

Reading is a key priority for all children at OLSA this year. As such, it is vital that your child reads for at least 20 minutes per day and logs this in their reading diary. This should be a combination of reading to themselves and reading aloud to others.

It is expected that children will be completing Accelerated Reader quizzes regularly, this is monitored and children choose their own books based on their reading zone.

 

Homework and Spellings

Each week, children will be given their spellings to practise for a spelling test on Monday. The children are expected to be practising their spellings three times per week and this should be completed in their spelling booklet which is to be returned to school each Monday.

Children are also expected to complete the two sessions set per week on Times Table Rock Stars. 

 

Additional homework may be given to support our maths or topic work. All work completed at home should be of the same high standard that is expected within school. 

 

Below is the optional homework for this term. Any completed tasks should be brought into school on the last week of term so that they can be presented to the rest of the class. Each completed task is worth one house point.

SPELLING LIST FOR SPRING 1

Newsletters

Dream Class visited Whitworth Museum to explore how Whitworth transportation methods evolved through the years.

The Fun Food Chef

Topic Afternoon 9.11.21

YEAR FOUR'S CLASS ASSEMBLY ON ANCIENT EGYPT.

Chester Zoo trip Friday 25th September 

 

Our learning

HOME LEARNING

This is the work we would like you to complete if your child is isolating waiting for a COVID result or has tested positive.

 

If you are isolating, join the Teams meeting at 9 am each day using your log in details which can be found in the front of your reading diary. There will be two online sessions (9:05 -10:05 and 11:15-12:15) in the morning and work on the school website for the afternoon. Please follow the timetable below. 

 

If you have any problems, please email me at swhittaker@olsa.lancs.sch.uk

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Useful Links to Online Resources

In case of lockdown, here is a list of further websites which can be accessed to assist home learning:

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Links for online reading

 

  • Oxford Owl Books Online - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/            The login details are: olsadream   dream2020
  • Lancashire Libraries are also offering free E-Books and audio books if people register with them:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/your-library-at-home/

 

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