Picasso Class Year 4
Welcome to Picasso Class.
We would like to welcome your child to their new class. Our classes in Years 3 and 4 are called Warhol (Year 3), Van Gogh (Year 3/4) and Picasso (Year 4) after famous artists. In Warhol class, the teacher is Miss Gledhill and the teaching assistant is Mrs Wilson and Mrs Gamble. In Van Gogh class, the teacher is Miss Thorpe and the teaching assistant is Mrs Ramsden. In Picasso class, the teacher is Mrs Greenwood and the teaching assistant is Mrs Daftar.
This term, our first topic is “Time Travellers” and we will learn all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will begin with a Stone Age Day, where we will meet a Stone Age man! Our topic will end with “BBC Overthorpe” a news programme which you are invited to come and watch. Please see our school website for further information about our curriculum.
In addition to the lessons outlined on the website, we will work outdoors with Mr Maguire and in cooking lessons with Miss Parker. Mr Caddick and Mrs Mohamed teach us on Wednesday mornings.
PE Days and Year 4 Swimming
We have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day. You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.
Year 4 will go swimming on Tuesdays with Mrs Greenwood, Mrs Daftar, Mrs Godfrey and Mr Allott. They will need a towel, a swimming costume (full costume for girls, not bikinis / swimming trunks for boys, not loose or baggy boxer style shorts) and a swimming hat.
Home Reading and Homework
It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects. Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing and aim to read at least 3 times per week to an adult at home.
Your child will receive a purple homework book which will contain the topic homework for the unit. Your child should select tasks which interest them from the “menu” of options and work on them over the term.
We will also send weekly spellings and number facts home to practise on Fridays. You should be spending a maximum of 15 minutes on spellings and maths facts each week for homework. If you feel that weekly homework is taking longer than this, please speak to your class teacher. Our homework policy is available for you to view on the school website.
We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day.
Please follow Year 3 and 4 on Twitter:
We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.
School Jotter App
Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.
Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo on line.