Welcome to Year 4.
Our teacher is Mrs Moore.
We also have Mrs Chhabra and Mrs DiFranco to help us with our learning.
Our Topic this term is ‘Traders and Raiders’ and is a history topic about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
Please practice TT Rockstars as often as you can. Don’t forget you can earn raffle tickets and dojo points!
If you would like to do any additional learning at home, you can use BBC Bitesize where there are lots fun of things you can look at. There are lots of videos and activities that relate to our foundation subjects (such as History and Geography). My favourite maths game is the Guardians game, which do you like best?
You can also try Oak National Academy for extra lessons on any of our school subjects.
In the words of Pie Corbett, great books build the imagination. The more we read aloud expressively, and the more children are able to savour, discuss and reinterpret literature through the arts, the more memorable the characters, places and events become, building an inner world. A child who is read to will have an inner kingdom of unicorns, talking spiders and a knife that cuts into other worlds. The mind is like a ‘tardis’; it may seem small but inside there are many mansions. Each great book develops the imagination and equips the reader with language.
Great stories speak to us as individuals and some children will return to certain books again and again. Great stories also build our language because around 75 per cent of our vocabulary comes from our reading. Reading develops the ability to think in the abstract; to follow lines of thought.
I thought it might be nice to share with you some good books, from a range of different genres if you wanted some inspiration. Click here to find some Recommended Reads This is a great selection of books from the reader teacher website which suggests a fantastic range of high-quality books.
If you would like some other ideas, here are some links to some websites. If you want a wider range, all three websites have lists for other year groups too.
Can you help your child find a different sort of book they would like to try? You don’t have to spend money, our local library would be more than happy to help you. You can find their details on the council website, search for Tipton library on www.sandwell.gov.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not sure which to try, this is a great website called www.lovereading4kids.co.uk. You need to sign up, but it is free and you can have a look at a chapter of the books you are interested in.
We would love to have a range of different books to think about and talk about in class.
Thank you so much for your help and co-operation,