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Y4 Teacher Welcome

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  • Remind parents that Chinese will be included on the grid. Tell parents that children may want to do more but they are NOT required to.
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    • 1. Welcome to Year 4 We would like to share what your child will experience and how they will grow, achieve and develop in Year 4. We are a team of teachers, EA’s and support staff who work together to provide the best possible learning opportunities. Howard Topper is our phase leader.
    • 2. The Year 4 curriculum –Inquiry Based
      • English – reading, writing, spelling,
      • speaking and listening
      • Mathematics
      • Units of Inquiry– includes Science, History, Geography, PSPE, Art, and Design Technology
      • Physical Education
      • ICT
      • Mandarin
      • Music
    • 3.
      • Our cultural and personal history influences who we are today.
      Where We Are In Place And Time
    • 4. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. Sharing the Planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. Who We Are How we Express Ourselves Sharing The Planet There are many ways to learn successfully. People express their culture through visual and performing arts. Water is a limited resource. How We Organise Ourselves How the World Works Inquiry Units in Year 4 Most societies use money as a system of exchange for goods and services. The changing nature of the earth has an effect on people’s lives.
    • 5. Life in Primary 4
      • Your child needs:-
      • a pencil case
      • ink pen
      • 4B pencils for drawing/HB for writing
      • glue stick
      • 30 cm ruler
      • eraser
      • scissors
      • whiteboard marker
      • protractor 180
      • Hat and water bottle
      • Please make sure everything is labelled
    • 6. Library and Home-Learning
      • Learning Resource Centre – children will have the opportunity during the week to change their library books at morning break or lunch break. The library will also be used by classes for research to support their learning. Each class will also have a weekly session in the library.
      • Home-learning – will be given out on a sheet once a fortnight and also placed on the Gateway. The sheet will be glued into home-learning books. There will be set tasks which must be completed as well as a selection of optional activities. Reading, spelling and multiplication tables will be on-going. Unless otherwise stated, all work is to be done in the Home Learning Book.
      • Mandarin home-learning will also be included on this sheet.
    • 7. HL grid
    • 8.
      • Communication
      • Email
      • Diary
      • Separate letter (if too confidential for diary)
      • Phone call to the office
      • In person before/after school by appointment.
    • 9. Year 4 Camp 28 th Nov – 2 nd Dec
    • 10. Where? Bradbury Salvation Army Camp Cheng Chau Island
    • 11. Purpose We will building on the following aspects of our curriculum
      • Learner Profile
      • Independence
      • Team Building
      • Adventurous Activities
      • Social Skills
      • Geography Skills
      • Fun
    • 12. The children will have a great time, so don’t worry!!.
    • 13. Parents - we need your support with the following:
      • Trips
      • Sports Day
      • Expertise (Units of Inquiry: creative, scientific, etc)
      • Join the PTA – they are asking for your support too
      • Please don’t send nuts/nut products to school
      • Update your email with the office if you aren’t getting our Year 4 emails.
    • 14. Thank you for taking the time to come along to our Year 4 parents’ evening. We hope you have gained some understanding of how Year 4 operates. Any questions?