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In Year 4, children are set same homework each week. We encourage everyone to spend quality time reading, learning spellings and practising times tables. At the beginning of each week, the children will be given five spellings to learn as well as the times tables focus. They will then be tested on these spellings and times tables at the end of the week.

 

Spelling Support - http://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Times Tables Practise - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Times Tables Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com

 

Weekly News

24.06.19

Last week, the children took part in the Year 4 Times Tables Tests which involved them answering 25 times table questions. We thank and congratulate their efforts during this assessment. Also, it has been great to see so many children achieving their Gold Spelling Award.   

 

This week is a big week at KWS! We have got our Tug of War competition taking place on Friday morning and our Sports Day is taking place on Thursday. We recommend that your child should bring a hat to protect them from the sun. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Kind regards, 

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

18.06.19

We hope you had a fabulous weekend! Firstly, I would like to congratulate the children's efforts during assessment week.

 

This week in Year 4 we are getting ready for Sports Day. We are doing our Sports Day Field Events (discus, javelin and standing long jump) Tuesday morning and our Sports Day Heats on Tuesday afternoon. This is in preparation for next Thursday's Sports Day (27/06/19). Next Tuesday (25/06/19), the children will also be competing or watching the annual KWS Tug of War competition! 

 

This week there is also the  Year 4 times tables tests. This will involve the children answering times and divide times table questions up to 12x. 4L will do this on Wednesday and 4A class will do this on Thursday. 

 

This week's times tables focus is 3x & 6x We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Kind regards, 

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

10.06.19

Hope you had a great weekend! This week is our final assessment week of the year. I would like to remind you that these assessments are nothing for the children to worry about and they should just try to do their best.

 

This Wednesday (12.06.19) is class photo day, so please ensure your child wears the correct school uniform.  

 

This week's times tables focus is 3x & 6x We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Kind regards, 

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

03.06.19

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely break.

 

Just a few reminders as we reach the final half-term of the school year...

 

Most children took their PE kits home over the half-term break. Please ensure that your child has it back in school this week. As it is getting sunnier, we advise that your child will need to bring in a hat on the days when it is particularly warm. Next Wednesday (12.06.19), is class photo day, so please ensure your child wears the correct school uniform.  

 

This week's times tables focus is 3x & 6x We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Kind regards, 

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

20.05.19

We have yet again reached the final week of another half-term. This is final week of the Times Tables Rockstars 'Class Battles'. It all comes down to this week to see which class gets its hands on the trophy. There is lots to play for, so we are expecting some high scores from the children in Year 4!

 

As we near summer, we would really appreciate it if you could send your child to school with a cap on the days where it is expected to be especially warm - particularly on the days that we do PE.

 

This week's times tables focus is MIXED (1x-12x). We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

13.05.19

 

The weeks are passing by very quickly at this stage of the year. Last week, in maths, we began to focus on 'Time'. If you could please support your child with this at home, it would really benefit them, well, forever!

 

Times tables remains a huge focus in Year 4. I cannot stress how much progress the year group has made overall in their times tables recall. As I have mentioned many times, we have been blown away by the children's efforts and success. This week's times tables focus is 11x and 12x. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

06.05.19

 

Last week was, as usual, incredibly busy! We kicked off the week by making and tasting African stew, which we then wrote up recipes for in our literacy lessons. Check out the 'Life in Year 4' section of the Y4 web page for pictures.

 

Times tables remains a huge focus in Year 4. I cannot stress how much progress the year group has made overall in their times tables recall. As I have mentioned many times, we have been blown away by the children's efforts and success. This week's times tables focus is 7x and 9x. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

29.04.19

 

It was wonderful to see the children back in school last week. Even though it was a short week, we were incredibly busy and managed to fit lots in. On Wednesday, we celebrated 'Earth Day'. To coincide with our 'Africa' topic, we focused on endangered animals and looked into the reasons that they are at threat of extinction. In maths, we are continuing to learn about 2D shapes and in literacy next week we will be looking at different types of instruction texts.

 

This week's times tables focus is 4x and 8x. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next 10 spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

22.04.19

 

Welcome back. Hopefully you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter break. We've now reached the final term of the school year... how time flies when you're having fun! That said, we have a very busy term ahead, and this week we will launch our new school-based topic, 'Africa'.

 

This week's times tables focus is 3x and 6x. We will have a test on Friday. Many more children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special', which is amazing! Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

01.04.19

 

This week is Parents' Evening Week. We look forward to seeing everyone to discuss your child's time in Year 4 to date. Please let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment or need to rearrange.

 

On Tuesday, children are asked to come to school in non-uniform to celebrate 'It's good to be different'. Later in the week, on Friday, children in KS2 will bring in their decorated eggs should they wish to showcase their creations to the school.

 

This week's times tables focus is Mixed (1x - 12x). We will have a test on Friday. Many more children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special', which is amazing! Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

25.03.19

 

Next week (w/c 1st April) is Parents' Evening Week. On Monday, your child will bring home a letter detailing dates and time slots available. We will try our best to see you at a time convenient to you, but, as always, some slots are more popular than others.

 

Last week was our termly assessment week. We could not be more proud of the way that the children approached the assessments as they showed great determination and effort throughout.

 

This week's times tables focus is 11x & 12x (mostly 12s). We will have a test on Friday. Many more children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special', which is amazing! Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

18.03.19

 

Time seems to be flying by and last week was no different. In literacy last week, we wrote letters to our local councillor and we will send these to her in the coming days. Fingers crossed for a reply or two! In maths, we have started to look at shape and last week we focused on perimeter.

 

Next week is our termly 'Assessment Week'. This is nothing for the children to worry about; it just enables us to see how much they have learned so far this year and what we need to focus on as we approach the final term of the school year.

 

This week's times tables focus is again 7x & 9x. We will have a test on Friday. Some children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special', which is amazing! Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

11.03.19

 

Last week was incredibly busy and culminated with World Book Day on Friday. Everyone made a terrific effort to dress up, and we enjoyed the day reading stories and hearing from authors during the BBC's Live Lesson. Photos from the day can be found on the Y4 page of the school's website.

 

Just a reminder that this Friday (15th) is Comic Relief. Your child should have passed on information about what we are doing to mark the day in school. Next week, w/c 18th March, the Travelling Book Fair will visit KWS. Books will be on sale before and after school throughout the week.

 

This week's times tables focus is 7x & 9x. We will have a test on Friday. Some children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special', which is amazing! Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

04.03.19

 

We had a fabulous first week back last week. The children very much carried on from where they left off last half-term, and we have been incredibly busy and productive in the classroom.

 

On Monday morning, we are going to have a short walk 'around the block' to take a closer look at the local area and identify any issues that the children would like addressing. As we are going to focus on letter writing over the next week or so, we will note any comments and/or concerns and pass on our thoughts to our local councillor.

 

Just a reminder that this Thursday is 'World Book Day'. The whole school will be marking this by dressing up as a character from a book. Please note that Class 4L have PE with our PE specialist on the same day, so they will need to be able to change out of their outfits (and back into them) in the morning.

 

This week's times tables focus is 4x & 8x. We will have a test on Friday. Some children in Class 4L have been brave enough to step a little out of their comfort zone and take on the 'decimal special'. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

25.02.19

 

Welcome back! Hopefully you all enjoyed last week's springlike February half-term. That said, we are really looking forward to seeing the children back in school to hear what they have been up to as we embark on the second half of the school year.

 

I am conscious that I am saying the same things every week, but Mr Allsopp and I have been blown away by the enthusiasm shown by the children in their eagerness to improve their times tables knowledge. The way that they have embraced Times Tables Rockstars over the past month or so has been incredible, and it comes as no surprise that many of them are showing so much more confidence during maths lessons as a result. Please, please, please encourage them to keep this up as its impact has been huge.

 

This week's times tables focus is 3x & 6x. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

11.02.19

 

Congratulations to class 4L who came out on top in the Times Table Rockstars 'battle of the bands'. Children throughout Year 4 are making great strides in their times table knowledge. This is superb, and we are all incredibly pleased and proud!

 

This week's times tables focus is MIXED (1x - 12x). We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

Here's to a wonderful final week of the half-term as we reach the midway point of the school year.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

04.02.19

 

This week is 'Battle of the Bands' across KS2. Both classes in each year group are going head-to-head on Times Table Rockstars!  Every right answer could be crucial, so please, please, please encourage all of your children to log onto TTR this week... their class's reputation is on the line!

 

On Thursdays (alternate weeks 4A/4L) we continue to have Mr Halfpenny as our PE specialist, but we are also lucky enough to have Mr Hay providing expert squash coaching this half-term on Friday mornings. It is therefore more important than ever that all children have the correct PE kit with them at all times. Lessons are sometimes delayed as staff try to locate spare kit for those who have forgotten it.

 

This week's times tables focus is the 11 & 12 (mostly 12!) times table. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

28.01.18

 

Last week's residential to York was amazing! The children were wonderful and it was a pleasure to spend time in their company. We explored the city, acted as judge and jury having 'witnessed a theft' back in a Victorian York street, enjoyed the pantomime ("Oh yes we did!"), climbed to the top of the York Minster, lowered ourselves to the bottom of a coal mine, as well as visiting Jorvik, Dig and The National Railway Museum, to list just a few of the things that we got up to.

 

I would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Clay for leading the trip, as well as Mrs Cantrill, Mrs Reek, Mrs Staples, Miss Chapman, Miss Heap and Mr Stimpson for leaving their family and friends, as well as their own beds, behind for three days; they worked day and night to make the visit so special for the children. I can assure you that photos will follow once we return to school.

 

This week's times tables focus is the seven & nine times table. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

21.01.18

 

Those children going on the York residential should have passed on two sandwich bags (labelled with their name) and two money bags. These are to be filled with the children's snacks that will supplement their packed lunches on day two (Thurs 24th) and three (Fri 25th), as well as their spending money for those days. We would really appreciate it if you could return these to your child's class teacher before Wednesday if you have not already done so.

 

We will leave school at approximately 7:45am on Wednesday morning. We ask that children arrive for 7:30am and meet in the Community Room at the top of the school drive. All children must come to school on Wednesday morning (23rd) with a packed lunch and spending money in their rucksacks for day one. Please only pack essentials in their rucksacks (lunch, wallet/purse, hat, gloves and scarf etc.) as they will be carrying it around with them all day.

 

There will be no spelling or times table tests this week. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

14.01.18

 

It was great to see everyone again last week! The children certainly hit the ground running and very much carried on from where they left off last term.

 

In maths this week, and for the next few weeks, we are focusing on fractions. As with much of the maths curriculum, this topic relies heavily on the children knowing their times tables. Although we are doing a lot of times table revision in the classroom, I would urge all children to find time at home throughout the week to practise further.

 

At some point this week, those children going on the York residential will be given snack and pocket money bags to bring home. These are to be filled with the children's snacks that will supplement their packed lunches on day two and three, as well as their spending money for those days. All children must come to school on Wednesday morning (23rd) with a packed lunch and spending money in their rucksacks for day one.

 

This week's times tables focus is the four & eight times table. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

07.01.18

Welcome back! We hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.

 

There is much to look forward to this term, most notably our long-awaited and much-anticipated York residential. It is just over two weeks until we go, so we would really appreciate it if you could return your child's medical form as soon as possible. Thank you to those who have already returned these.

 

I cannot stress how cold it is likely to be during our visit. Whilst we will be indoors for much of the time, we will explore the city and get around mostly on foot. It is absolutely essential that all children have plenty of layers and a thick, warm coat. Please let us know if you require a new medical form or kit list.

 

Last term we introduced the children to Times Table Rockstars. It is an online programme for regular times table practise. For many of the children, their times table knowledge and recall has improved markedly as a result. Teachers can track the children's progress and see how long they have spent practising at home. Please encourage your child to regularly access the programme as it is already having a positive impact for many children in school across much of the maths curriculum.

 

This week's times tables focus is the three & six times table. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

13.12.18

It's the last week at school until the Christmas holidays! Again we are thrilled with the homework projects that have come in this week. We really appreciate your time and creativity that has been put into the homework.  Next Monday morning (17.12.18), we would like to welcome you to visit both 4A and 4L classes between 8:50-10:00 to see all of the children's fantastic inventions for Santa.


Yesterday, we held a meeting which gave parents and carers information about the York trip. If parents were not able to make the meeting, all of the children will be given an information pack that includes all of the key pieces of information was discussed during the meeting. If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact a member of the Year 4 team or Mrs Clay in Year 5.

 

Next Tuesday, is Christmas Dinner Day. If they have not signed up for a Christmas dinner then you will need to bring a packed lunch. 

 

The Talent Show and Party Afternoon will take place next Thursday (20.12.18). We have asked the children to bring in a particular type of party food for the party. This is to help us to have a lovely selection of party snacks that will be available for the children. Also, we would appreciate it if the food could be brought in next Wednesday or Thursday before the party. Next Thursday (20.12.18), the children will be allowed to wear non-school uniform but remember to dress warm as there will be outdoor play as usual.You don't need to bring any money in for this day. 

 

Next Friday (21.12.28), we are having a Christmas Jumper Day. This is when children will be allowed to wear Christmas jumpers or anything Christmassy. On this day, the children will take part in fun Christmas activities and games. You don't need to bring any money in for this day. 

 

There is no homework set for next week for both 4A and 4L. Homework shall resume after the first week back.

 

Lastly, if you have got any costumes from the Christmas Production, we would appreciate it if they could be handed back in school as soon as possible please. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

10.12.18

Two more weeks until Christmas!

 

This afternoon we will be watching the KS1 and Reception Christmas Nativity. Also, the rehearsals are going well for the KS2 Christmas production at the church. 

 

We have had more inventions for Santa this morning and they look brilliant. We have had everything from Reindeer Feeders to Santa's Special Tea.  If you haven't handed your invention in yet, could you please hand it in by the end of the week. 

 

4A will have their spelling test on Thursday, and 4L will have their spelling test on Friday. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

05.12.18

Today, the Christmas Fayre was really successful and it was great to see so many people come along and enjoy themselves! 

 

We have already received some of the children's homework and they're looking great so far! Just a reminder that we would like them in for next Monday (10.12.2018).

 

We are all pleased with how the children have took to the Times Tables Rockstars game and we can already see improvements in some of their work.

 

4A will have their spelling test on Thursday, and 4L will have their spelling test on Friday. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

26.11.18

Last week was parents' evening week and it was very nice to see everyone who turned up to discuss how their child has settling into Year 4, and how they are getting on with their school work. 

 

This week, the children will be given their login details for Times Tables Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com). This is a fun, engaging way for the children to practise their times tables, and compete against others in their class.

 

There will also be the House Captain Quiz this week. All of KS2 will take part in the quiz and try to help their House Captains claim the House Quiz Trophy! 

 

Homework letters are going to be handed out this week. The children are to create an invention that Santa could use to prepare for Christmas, for example a present sorter, a present maker and a fire extinguisher. This invention needs to be 3D and have at least one moving part. 

 

4A will have their spelling test on Thursday, and 4L will have their spelling test on Friday. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Allsopp & Mr Libecans

 

12.11.18

 

Last week, the children took part in Music Week. KS2 looked at the works of the composer, John Williams; Year 4 focused primarily on his music from the film, Harry Potter. We had a brilliant time listening and appraising whilst also composing our own music. 

 

In addition, we marked Remembrance Day by planting the poppies we had created, placing them on the school drive, and observed a two minute silence. The children's response was impeccable, and it was clear that they understood the importance of the occasion. 

 

This week is Assessment Week, meaning that the children will be have assessments in reading, SPaG and maths.

 

This Friday, 16th November, the children are asked to dress up in mismatched clothing (e.g. shirt and tie with leggings, wellies with tutus or Xmas jumpers and sombreros - the wackier the better) to mark Children in Need. We are asking for a £1 donation towards this great cause.

 

School Council have also asked for donations for their annual Christmas Hampers that will be 'raffled off' at the end of the year. Year 4's theme this year is chocolate, so we would be incredibly grateful if you are able to donate any chocolate goodies to fill the hamper.

 

Next week is Parents' Evening Week. A letter will be sent home in the coming days.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

22.10.18

 

Half-term is almost upon us, and whilst the children will be ready for the short break, I must say that we have been blown away by the start they have made to life in Year 4.

 

On Monday, KS2 will celebrate Harvest with a special assembly in the morning. Individual photographs will be taken on Wednesday morning and arrangements will be made so that siblings have their photos together also.

 

This week's times tables focus is the 12 times table. We will have a test on Thursday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Thursday.

 

Just a reminder that this Friday is an INSET Day, as is the Monday (5th Nov) of the first week back.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

15.10.18

 

The last few weeks have flown by, and we have already reached the penultimate week of the half-term.

 

This week's times tables focus is the nine times table. We will have a test on Friday. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

08.10.18

 

Last week was RE Week and Year 4 focused on Hinduism. We compared the beliefs of Hindus to those of other faiths, we retold the story of Rama and Sita through drama, whilst we also learned about the life of Gandhi.

 

ASPIRE Afternoons will recommence for the final three Tuesdays of the half-term (9th, 16th and 23rd). Your child will find out which group they are in on Monday.

 

This week's times tables focus is the eight times table. We will have a test on Friday. Some children's times tables knowledge is really improving and it is clear they are putting in a great deal of effort to learn them. As a result, many now have an increased confidence across the maths curriculum. Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

01.10.18

 

Year 4 celebrated the European Day of Languages last week by visiting Frankie & Benny's. We enjoyed thoroughly making (and eating) our pizzas; some went for the simple 'Margherita' whilst others chose to experiment with a varied selection of toppings!

 

This week's times tables focus is the seven times table. Will have a test on Friday.  Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A. 

 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt & black shorts/joggers) in school at all times. We have yet to have a PE lesson where all children have had the correct/complete kit. It is time consuming trying to locate spare, appropriately sized kit for those children. It is also an expectation that children take their diaries home (to record reading & practise spellings and times tables) and bring them to school every day. Again, some children are unable to record spellings or complete their tests in diaries as they have forgotten them.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

24.09.18

 

Last week was yet another busy one in Year 4! On Friday, we had a visit from two Vikings. We learned lots about Viking traditions, how they lived their everyday lives as well as learning one or two battle cries. Thank you to Mr Mathews for spending the morning with us. As I mentioned last week, we have taken some wonderful photographs that we looking forward to sharing with you once all of the photograph permission slips are returned to us.

 

This week's times tables focus is the six times table. Your child will have a test on Friday.  Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

Next week we celebrate the European Day of Languages. We are focusing on Italy this year. Class 4L visit Frankie & Benny's on Wednesday morning (26th) whilst 4A will visit on Friday (28th). Just a reminder that your child will not need a school dinner / packed lunch on that day, unless you have advised us that they will still eat lunch as usual on their return to school, as they will get to eat the pizzas that they make. We will leave school at approximately 9:15am and be back before lunchtime. Children must wear school uniform for the visit.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

17.09.18

 

It was great to meet many of you after school on Wednesday during the 'Meet the Teacher' evening. If you were unable to attend, your child should have passed on a booklet which gives an overview of the year. This, as well as many other documents that you may find useful, has been uploaded to the 'Useful Documents' section of the Year 4 web page.

 

We had two wonderful visits to Mansfield Museum last week. We learned lots about the Vikings as well as enjoying exploring all that the museum had to offer. The museum's teacher commented that 'they must put something in the water in Kirkby as the children from your school are always so wonderful'. We have taken many photographs from the day that we are looking forward to sharing with you; we are still, however, awaiting one or two photograph consent forms. Please return these to us as soon as possible.

 

This week's times tables focus is the four times table. Your child will have a test on Friday.  Your child will also be tested on their next five spellings on Friday - 4L and Thursday - 4A.

 

It is an expectation that all children bring their diary to school every morning and take it home each evening. In addition to recording their reading throughout the week, spellings and times tables are listed for revision as well as being used to record their spelling test. Some children were unable to record their test on Friday as they had forgotten it, whilst others had not taken it home throughout the week and were unsure of what words would appear in the test.

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

 

10.09.18

 

It was wonderful to welcome the children back to school last week. We've had a busy few days getting to know each other and settling back into school life. You have no doubt been inundated with letters to sign and forms to fill in over the past few days. Many thanks to those who have returned these to us so speedily! We would really appreciate it if you could return any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible -  particularly the Mansfield Museum permission slips and the information packs that were given out at the end of last year.

 

We have a busy week ahead of us, so I have noted some key dates below:

 

Wednesday 12th - Class 4L visit Mansfield Museum

Wednesday 12th - Meet the Teacher Evening (3:45pm - 4:45pm)

Friday 14th - Class 4A visit Mansfield Museum

 

We are always available before (we are unavailable after the whistle blows at 8:50am as the children are our responsibility and priority) and after school if you have and questions or queries.

 

Regards.

Mr Libecans & Mr Allsopp

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