Welcome to Year 4!
The year 4 children will be in the classroom with me (Mr Holbrook) and Mrs High. Here is a little more about us both:
Mr Holbrook - Hello everyone, I hope you are as excited as I am for this year. I am brand new to the school, but I know a lot about you, as I worked closely with Mrs Falconer last year. Outside of school, I am a football enthusiast, with almost all of my spare time going into coaching, playing or refereeing! I would love to find out more about science and DT too!
Mrs High - My name is Mrs Lynne High and I am the teaching assistant who will be working in Year 4. Some of you might know me better as Miss Fenwick! I have worked at Catchgate School for just over 33 years, supporting in almost every age group. One of my hobbies is gardening, I love pottering and looking after my plants. I am keen to learn a lot about the children I will be working with!
Mondays - Collective Worship, Maths, English, PSHE, Comprehension and Computing.
Tuesdays - Collective Worship, Maths, English, DT and Curriculum.
Wednesdays - Collective Worship, Maths, English and Forest School.
Thursdays - Singing, Spanish, English, Maths, PE and Music.
Friday - Collective Worship, Maths, English, Curriculum and RE.
In the autumn term, our focus will be 'Our Fragile World'. In this we will be focusing on:
The solar system in Science.
Creating snack bars and other healthy snacks in DT.
Seas, rivers, landmarks and weather in Geography.
Creating leaflets in IT.
Buddhism in RE.
Focusing on their decisions in PSHE.
- Children will respect other people's answers and remain quiet whilst others are talking.
- Children will always believe in themselves.
- Children will bring forest school kits in on Wednesdays.
- Children will make sure PE kits are within school and are taken home to be washed at half terms.
- Reading records and spelling books to be brought to school each day and taken home. (Replacements can be bought at the office for 50p).
- Children will read as often as possible and have this marked in their reading records.
P.E: Our P.E day is on a Thursday. Please can children leave all P.E kit in school we will send home each half term to be washed.
Forest School: This will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Children need to wear suitable clothes, as they will be working outside for the whole session, and have a change of footwear suitable for walking on a muddy field.
Reading: Children will have opportunities to read every day, therefore they should always bring their reading records and reading books to school every day. It is very important to hear your child as much as possible. It develops their language skills and enhances their vocabulary.
Spellings: Spellings will be given to children on a Monday and a test will take place on a Friday. Please encourage your children to learn these spellings as they are words they need to know.
accident, actual, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath & breathe.
All children have an individual target table to focus upon each week. They will be tested every Thursday.
8th September - 2x for everyone.
Homework is set for 10 weeks. The children can choose whichever tasks they wish in any order to gain a total of 100 points. The work can be done at any time over the term. Work can be returned to school as completed and stored in the Homework box, or returned in one go at the end of 10 weeks. Also, parents can contact the staff through One Note or email to show evidence of work.
Water Bottles: Children can bring water bottles to school so they can have a drink during the day; these bottles should only contain water as no juice is allowed. You can purchase a bottle from the office for £1.
Rights Respecting Schools Award
Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes in the Autumn term. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.
Whole School Theme
Article of the Week
Our Fragile World
Article 4 – making rights real
Keeping safe - online
Article 17 – access to information and media
Staying healthy - eating
Article 3 – best interests of the child
Educate and Celebrate
Article 2 – no discrimination
Black History Month
Article 41 – best law for children applies
Black History Month
Article 31 – rest, play, culture, arts
Article 6 – life, survival and development
Staying Healthy – wellbeing and mental health
Article 26 – social and economic help
Looking after the environment
Article 8 - identity
Article 13 – sharing thoughts freely
Keeping healthy – sport
Article 19 – protection from violence
National Tree Week
Article 5 – family guidance as children develop
Our Fragile World
Article 27 – food, clothing, a safe home
Article 14 – freedom of thought and religion
Article 29 – aims of education
Contact Mr Holbrook
If you have any questions or queries, simply complete the form and I will get back to you.