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Glendermott Primary School, Derry

Year 4

Welcome to Primary 4

Class teacher:
Miss Hutton

Our School Day

            9:00                  School Starts

            10:30 -10:45      Break

            12.30-  1:15       Lunch

            2.45                    Bus

            3.00                    Home

Timetable:

 Tuesdays and Wednesday - PE

 Friday – Golden Time

Homework: 

Homework will be given out every Monday and needs to be returned that Friday.

  • Spellings, mental maths and activities are sent home on a Monday, these should be completed at home and should not be returned to school
  • Reading books get sent home on a Monday and are returned on a Friday
  • Online Maths homework either My Maths or Topmarks
  • Religion/World Around Us homework

If your child is struggling with their homework, please ask and I'll go over it again with them.


Spellings:

Spellings are given out on Monday, along with homework and need to be learned for the Friday test. Please help your child to learn their spellings at home – remember Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Children should be encouraged to use a dictionary if they are unsure of a word's meaning in either their spellings, reading and homework.If your child is absent when they are given out, please remind your child to ask once they return to school.

Curriculum

Literacy We are following the Linguistic Phonics Programme and complete daily phonics lessons, we also complete Reading and Writing tasks.

Autumn 1 - 

In English, we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction writing and non-fiction opportunities - The focus this half term will be on speaking and listening skillswhich will be extended through role plays and drama. 

The writing purposes this half-term are:

To entertain - we will be creating descriptive character and setting pieces and a historical narrative.

To inform - we will be creating letters and non-chronological reports.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

To support pupil's in their writing, the focus in ourEnglish units will include:

  • Identifying regular and irregluar plurals
  • using adverbials of time and place
  • use of exclamatory and interrogative sentences for effect
  • difference between possession and omission when using apostrophes.

Reading Guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and our daily class read will enable children to develop their reading skills and comprehension alongside an ever growing love of reading. 

READING AT HOME

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We encourage parents to read with their child for 30 mins every night. This can be a school book or a book from home. 

Numeracy We will be learning about Processes in Maths, Number, Data Handling, Measures and Shape and Space. 

Autumn 1This half term we will be learning about place value. We will also be learning different methods for addition and subtraction. Our times tables must be a focus in Year 4. Children listen to Percy Parker in school and should also be practising this every night at home.

World Around Us

Out topics this year are:

Term 1:  Over the Rainbow and Good Vibrations

Term 2:  Going on a Journey and Easter

Term 3:  Food Glorious Food

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding We look at areas of our personal and emotional development, health and safety, relationships with others, and how we can all work together for the good of our community.

The Arts In Primary 4 we look at a variety of music, dance and art activities through our cross curricular topics.

Religion This is a very important year for Primary 4 as look forward to the Sacraments of Reconciliation and  First Holy Communion.  We follow the Grow in Love Religion programme.

TSPC  Thinking skills and Personal Capabilities are tools that help children to search for learning, apply ideas, analyse patterns and relationships, create and design something new and monitor and evaluate their progress. It develops life skills and capabilities to make a positive contribution to society.

Illness
Please phone the school if your child is ill.

Contact 

If you need to speak with Miss Hutton, please ring the office to arrange an appointment.

 

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