Welcome to Term 3 in Year 4

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! We are thrilled to be able to welcome the children to embark upon the final term of the academic year. We hope you and your family had a wonderful and restful Easter break and are ready for an action-packed Term 3, where our students will be undertaking their ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ projects.

In Discovery this term, the children will be addressing the question, what is entrepreneurialism and what are the different stages of the product design process? In line with this, in English, we will be looking at texts such as UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and One Plastic Bag, stories that focus on innovators who create products that make a big difference within their communities.

For further details regarding the ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ Discovery unit as well as an overview of the whole curriculum for this year, please see the Curriculum Handbook and Transition Booklet linked below:

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) Curriculum Handbook

Year 4 Transition Booklet

This overview provides a summary of what your child will be learning this term.

The Learning for Life curriculum, which focuses on promoting the health and wellbeing of our pupils, has been taught throughout the academic year. During Term 3, we will be teaching the Relationships and Sexual Education (RSE) element. Specific information about this will be shared in a separate Hub bulletin.

Please ensure you continue to discuss your child’s learning with them. Much of their work is recorded within their Google Drive, Classroom and on Seesaw.

With regard to homework, we will be continuing with our regular system and schedule of:

  • All homework is set on a Friday, to be completed for the following Friday. This consists of Maths, Discovery or English, and Spelling.
  • Reading each night. Children are to record the title of their book and the pages that they read in their diaries on a daily basis. Please can you, as parents, sign this.

Year 4 Celebration of Learning & Moving on Up Morning – Thursday 13th June, 9 – 10 am

On Thursday 13th June, we will have a Celebration of Learning followed by a Moving on Up Morning in Year 4, starting in the Globe at 9 am and then moving to the Year 4 classrooms from 9:30 am. The Celebration of Learning will showcase the children’s final ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ projects, demonstrating the skills and understanding gained from this Discovery unit.  After this, we will then be asking parents to make their way to their child’s classroom for a short Moving on Up celebration, congratulating the students on their achievements this year whilst wishing them well for the following year too.

Please find here an overview of the other key dates for Year 4 this term.

Term 1 for next academic year (2024–25) will commence on Monday 19th August 2024. Both Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August will be half days, with the children going home at 12pm for Parent–Teacher Conferences to take place.

Thank you for continuing to engage with your child’s learning.

This will be a fantastic term full of learning for Year 4. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Best wishes,

The Year 4 Team