Welcome back to Year Four!!
For the next 3 weeks we will be having PE on Wednesdays due to having the opportunity to play rugby with specialist sports coaches.
I hope you had a lovely time and all had an opportunity to relax and have some wonderful adventures.
This year 4CJ will be taught by myself (Miss Jones), Mrs Voke, Miss Webster on Monday afternoons and Ms Franklin on Tuesday mornings.
Being new to Clapgate Primary, I am looking forward to working with all the lovely staff and children. I am a newly qualified teacher after completing my degree at York St John University this year specialising in Maths and creativity. I have experience working in schools, nurseries and children clubs so hoping to bring everything I’ve learned together to provide a wonderful environment for all the children.
The classroom is ready and now waiting on some wonderful work and excited voices to fill the room! Please do come and have a look in our first week back so that you get to see the wonderful transformation made by the children before Christmas.
This term we will be learning about the Gifted Greeks. Myself and Miss Wood had a wonderful time planning and realising how many amazing projects we could do this term about both Ancient and current Greece. At the end of our topic we will be showcasing all our fantastic creations at our Year 4 Greek day and would love for you all to come along to join in with our food tasting, mini Olympics and other activities all planned by the children. This topic will include writing, PE, Geography, History, D&T and Art.
Swimming: Every Tuesday morning this term the children have the opportunity to go swimming. Please make sure the children bring a swimming costume and a towel. They may also bring goggles if they wish.
PE: Thursday afternoons will be an opportunity to get active. When possible, we will be outdoors though the unreliable British weather may bring us indoors so please bring both kits.
Book bags: Please make sure these are brought to class on Thursdays so that I will get a chance to listen to all the children read so that we can make great progress in this area. We can also change any books which the children have completed so that they have access to a variety of stories.
Homework: Each Thursday the children will receive maths homework related to the current topic. The children will have an opportunity to ask any questions about the work, though if you are unsure I will be available on Friday’s after school to go through any questions.
As part of our topic the children can also pick a project to complete at home. These can be done at any time over the term and brought in on Fridays, so that they can show the other children their skills.
The children can also take part in a reading challenge. The children can colour in a square when it’s completed and if they fill a line they can pick a prize from our reward box.