Welcome to Year 4!
Respect Relationships Resilient Reflective Responsible
We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.
We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: . We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history.
Reading for pleasure
We believe, all children should have a love for reading and we actively promote this in school. If you aren't enjoying a book- it's the wrong book for you! Find one you fall in love with and can't put down!
We have produced some suggested reading lists for each year group which might be helpful to provide high quality texts at home for your child.
www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)
Topic games/ useful websites
Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.
Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
A very warm welcome to Year 4 from Miss Locke, Mrs Plaskitt, Miss Wint and Mrs Veasey.
Year 4 topics
Year 4 is an amazing time for everyone as the journey through KS2 begins and the children really develop their skills for independent learning. Throughout this year the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: I am Warrior, Blue Abyss, Burps, Bottoms and Bile, Traders and Raiders and finally Misty Mountains.
All of our topic work is centred around a book. Our Autumn book is 'Thieves of Ostia' by Caroline Lawrence.
All of the topics have a Creative Homework Project linked to them, which will give the children the opportunity to showcase their talents, strengths and interests. This will be given to children at the start of each half term.
I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare. Invade and attack. Romans versus Celts, the fight is on. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us. Get ready for Gladiator School and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus, brave fighters of the Roman Colosseum. When all that battling makes you hungry, relax, lie back and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?
Grab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, 3-D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss.
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers).
Our P.E days are:
Class 3: Wednesday and Thursday (Swimming in the Autumn term).
Class 4: Wednesday and Thursday (Swimming in the Autumn term).
The more children are in school, the more they are learning. Our aim is to have children in school as much as possible. Ideally, we are aiming for at least 97% attendance.
Autumn overall attendance
5R'S and SEAL
At Broomhill we have weekly SEAL lessons. SEAL promotes social and emotional literacy and equips children with the skills they need to lead a healthy, happy life.
Our SEAL topic for Autumn 1 is 'New Beginnings'.
Our first 5R topic is Respect.
Our SEAL topic for Autumn 2 is 'Going for Goals'.
Our second 5R topic is Resilience.
Our SEAL topic for Spring 1 is 'Getting on and falling out'.
Our third 5R topic is Relationships.
Our SEAL topic for Spring 2 is 'Good to be me'.
Our fourth 5R topic is Responsibile.
Spelling tests happen weekly on a Thursday. Your child will perform their spelling test with their English teacher. Their weekly score is placed in their school diary, along with their new spellings.
Within the week, the children will practise their spelling pattern at least twice a week.
Their spelling list will also be posted onto ClassDojo.
Support your child with their behaviour at Broomhill Junior School by signing up to Class Dojo.
The staff at Broomhill will use ClassDojo to communicate with you. By using the app, teachers can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows teachers to instantly share messages, updates and photos from the class.
You will need to receive a code from your class teacher to see all the benefits.
At Broomhill we are proud of the hard work our children put into their work. Have a look at some of our classroom displays. I am sure you will agree that they look fantastic!