Welcome to Year 4 2021-22!
Hello and welcome everyone who is joining Year 4 in September! Miss Horn is our Year 4 Leader and will be teaching 4H this year. Miss Stedman will be teaching 4S and Mrs Talbot will be teaching 4T. We are really looking to a wonderful year getting to know you all. If you have any queries, please contact us on the year 4 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's have a great year!
Recommended comics for year 4
Avatar the last airbender
Recommended books for year 4 (hope you like them!)
Radio boy by Christian O'Connell
All the Jeremy Strong Books ie. My Dad's got an alligator, Batpants, My brother's famous bottom, The Indoor Pirates
Beast Quest Books by Adam Blade
The Roman Beanfeast by Gillian Cross
All the Tom Gates books by L Pichan
The Accidental Billionaire by Tom Mc Laughlin
Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson
Flying Fergus by Chris Hoy
Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown
The Bolds - Julian Clarey
David Walliams - World's Worst Children
- Demon Dentist
- Awful Awful
- Billionaire Boy
- Grandad's Great Escape
How to Babysit a Grandad - Lee Wildish
The Adventures of Lowly Worm - Richard Scarry
Headkid - David Baddiel
Taylor Turbo Chaser - David Baddiel
Discover their Underwater World - Sharks - Parragon Books
Would you rather - Joe Kerr
Switch books - Fly Frenzy by Ali Sparks
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell
Hubert Horatio by Lauren Child
Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks There's loads of these!
Roald Dahl - BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Spooks and Scooters - Elen Caldercott
How to train your dragon - Cressida Cowell
George Speaks - Dick King Smith
The Amber Cat - Hilary Mc Kay
No Breathing in Class - Michael Rosen
Bill's New Frock - Anne Fine
The Famous Five - Enid Blyton
Captain Pug the dog who sailed the sea - Laura James
Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary - Mrs Wordsmith
The Day we met the Queen - Onjali Q Rauf
Fairy Magic - Daisy Meadows
First Encyclopedia of Animals - Kingfisher
The Secret Life of Teachers - Brian Moses
The Secret Seven - Enid Blyton
In English, we have been learning all about Daedalus and Icarus and have written alternative endings. Look at Fletcher's wonderful writing:
Falling through the sky, Icarus was terrified as a snail in the middle of the road. Going past thick, dense clouds, he saw the glimmering, blue ocean below him.
When Icarus landed in the giant, aqua sea, he started to swim. He got tired but he could see land and people. He was swimming fast.
When he got to a new environment, which was a beach with bright, yellow sand, he started to travel to find a place to live. He didn't even care where it was because it was raining.
When he found an old shack, it was rotten. He could sleep in it all day. It already had a bed in there and food, so it was so wet now. It started to leak from the roof, so everything got wet.
Welcome back to a new year at Foundry Lane! Myself, Miss Lyon-Maris, Mrs Rolt and Mrs Talbot are excited to have all the children back in class and are looking forward to a great year! If you have any concerns or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us on our email address: email@example.com
Miss Horn (Year 4 Leader)
PE -PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays - Children should come into school wearing their school PE kit and Foundry Lane jumper if they wish.
Reading Books - Your child will be sent home with a reading book every Monday. This will be a reading book that is selected by their reading ability. They will also be able to choose a library book from a selection in the classroom. These must be returned on a Friday in order to quarantine over the weekend.
Homework - Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Monday. This gives the books time to be quarantined in time for teachers to mark them and resend them out.
Home Learning Links
Hi everyone - We hope you are continuing to keep safe and well. We all miss you very much and hope that you have now got used to doing your learning at home! We have added lots of new information to our website page - including ideas that are a bit more crafty and fun - please feel free to email us any pictures of the things you are getting up to! Keep smiling!
- Miss Horn, Miss Lyon-Maris, Mrs Rolt and Mrs Talbot
Home Learning Packs
The next set of home learning packs will be available to collect from Monday 6th July, these will cover the two weeks beginning 6th July and the 13th July and will be the final packs for this academic year. Please collect these from the Imperial Avenue entrance between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. We will not be able to bring these out to you outside of these times as they will clash with drop off and pick up times for children who have returned to school.
These are available for all children.
Electronic copies are available by clicking the links below.
Welcome to year 4
Your teachers are Miss Horn in 4H (year leader), Miss Lyon-Maris in 4L and Mrs Talbot and Mrs Rolt who job share in 4TR.
PE days - Don't forget to put your PE kit in your bag. PE days are Monday and Wednesday , but change when swimming starts. It is important that you remember your PE shoes for your outdoor PE slot. Please remember to remove earrings for PE too. We are not able to tape over the top of ear rings, they do have to be taken out.
Swimming days - We will let you know about these nearer the time.
Reading - Please read every night if possible.
Times tables - Use your times tables log-in's to use Times Tables Rockstars please. Our special times tables test will be in June.
Spelling - Spelling tests will be on Mondays.
Year 4 Isle of Wight Trip
Thank you to all parents who were able to attend the meeting about our forthcoming Isle of Wight trip.
We apologise for the space limitations for the meeting, unfortunately, meeting space is very limited and it's always a challenge to predict how many parents will attend.
We have added a copy of the presentation for those who were unable to attend or who may not have been able to hear all of the information shared.
Please do speak to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns or questions or speak to either Mrs Lugg or Mrs Mabey in the school office.
Miss Horn Miss Lyon-Maris Mrs Talbot Mrs Rolt
We will always try to upload the homework for you, but we are sorry this is not always possible. Do ask your child to come to us if they have lost their homework, we can always print it out again.
Please encourage your child to read, and help them to learn their spellings and their times tables. Homework will always be set on a Friday, and must be handed in by Wednesday. Thank you for your support with this.
Isle of Wight March 2019
We had a lovely time at the Isle of Wight. On the first day we met at Mayflower Park and travelled via ferry to the Isle of Wight. Then we visited Dinosaur Expeditions near Brighstone. We drew dinosaurs, learnt about dinosaurs, found fossils, completed a quiz and walked on the beach hunting fossils. We even got to take some fossils away with us!
Back at East Dene we had lots of fun making our own beds and we were all very ready to sit down and eat a delicious dinner together. It was exciting to sleep in dormitories and to all have hot chocolate and a bedtime story together.
The next day was our activity day at East Dene. We learnt all about erosion on the beach and created Art sculptures. We took part in team building exercises including getting extremely muddy and a little bit wet. One of the best bits was creating our own fire and then having a bonfire. We were so tired by bedtime.
On our last morning, the teachers had to wake us up! We visited Osborne House where Queen Victoria lived. We were all very tired on the ferry back home and we ate our lunch talking together about the lovely time that we had had. We were very sad to have to end our trip but so pleased to see our grown-ups!
Well done year four for your wonderful behaviour and for being so much fun. We had a super time!