Year 4 Kites 2022 - 2023
Year 4 Kites
Class teacher : Mr Amesbury
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hilditch and Mrs Caldwell
Important Notes for parents
This term we will be having PE on a Wednesday and swimming is on a Thursday. Please can the children come to school in their kit in on those days. PE kit is white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms. For swimming, girls need a one piece swimsuit and boys needs trunks or shorts (the more fitted the better for learning to swim). Long hair must be tied back wtih a bobble or in a swimming cap. For everyone's safety, goggles can only be warn on medical advice (a note from the dr would be required).
At Abingdon we follow a creative curriculum. This is split into 2 cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B. Due to 3/4 Kites being a mixed age class coverage of the entire year 3 and 4 curriculum is met over a 2 year period through completion of the 2 cycles.
Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle A
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Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle B
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Currently we are following Cycle B.
STONES AND BONES
A historical study of early civilisations focusing on the stonge age, and the impact they have had. The study also links to rocks, fossils and geographical features.
A geographical study into natural disasters - how, why and where they occur and the effect they have on the geography of an area.
MAD AS A HATTER
A local history study of Stockport and the rise of the hat industry in a small town. Looking at reasons why it succeeded and also why it diminished.
The children are expected to learn their times tables. We will help them do this in school but they are also expected to practise at home. They can use Times Table Rock Stars at home and in school to help them. Times tables are especially important for children in Year 4 as they will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check after May half term.
Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of all spellings that all year 3/4 children should know how to read and write by the end of year 4. Please practice these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practice and repeated to store them to memory.
Especially good at explaining concepts of all curriculum for all ages.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Especially good improving timestables.
Learn languages with out school wide provider.
Free science lessons
Hour of code
Especially good computing for all ages
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Educational online games
Especially good improving number related learning from a basic level.
We have many ways to reward the children in Kites:-
- Recognition Board
- Postcards home
- Hot chocolate with the Headteacher
- Certificates in assembly
- Earning Dojo points for a class reward such as extra playtime, mindful colouring, free choice, games.
If you want to contact me, you can do so via Class Dojo or email
We use Class Dojos to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. Please sign up to class dojo if you haven’t yet as it is a really effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
Important dates to remember:
Children return Monday 9th January
Half Term Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February
INSET DAY (School Closed) Monday 27th February
Children return Tuesday 28th February
Finish for Easter Break Friday 31st March
Newsletters - see link at the bottom of the page
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Year 4 Kites: News items
Newsletter 26th may 2023, by Murray
Newsletter 19th May 2023, by Murray
Newsletter 12th May 2023, by Murray
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