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Year 4

Welcome to Y4!

 

General Information

 

Staff:

Teachers: Mr BaskeyfieldMrs Bulloss (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Hutchinson (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)  

Teaching Assistants: Supporting in Y4 will be Mrs Aspin and Miss Falconer.

 

PPA:

Our PPA is on a Wednesday. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

P.E:

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

 

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.

 

Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.

 

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topics covered:

 

Autumn 2: A tale unknown!

In our new topic, A Tale Unknown!, we are going to be learning lots of new things. We will be learning about the geographical features across the UK but in particular, Whitby (the coastal town where Dracula spent time in) We will be looking how these areas have changed over time, how they have adapted for the people who live there and how urbanised areas and coastal areas compare. We’ll be studying the human body, the digestive system and teeth as Dracula is well known for his teeth! We’re also going to be testing out our DT skills and building seaside piers and in PE, skipping to keep fit so we can take part in the Skipathon. We cannot wait to get started! We have so many fun things to do!

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2

 

Dracula for Kids by Luke Hayes

Dracula for Kids returns to the original. It lets kids read the real history of Dracula as conceived by his creator. It carries readers into a world long gone – Victorian England and the far reaches of Transylvania. It takes them to a time when folks still travelled by horse and carriage and still believed many of the old myths and superstition. 

 

 

 

 

Dracula's Whitby by Ian Thompson  

DRACULA is such an iconic figure that he has inspired hundreds of films and television programmes for over a century. He has appeared in over 215 films and, since its publication in 1897, Dracula has never been out of print. Most people have a very strong image of Dracula and for many the seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire is a big part of this. Indeed, many of the scenes in Dracula were places that Bram Stoker regularly visited. Ian Thompson has had a lifelong interest in horror films and scary stories, and Dracula is a story that has fascinated him. As a result, he has made many pilgrimages to Whitby. In this fascinating book, the reader is taken around Dracula's Whitby, to the very places Bram Stoker and his Dracula frequented. This book will inspire not only fans of Bram stoker's literary creation, but also visitors and residents alike.

 

The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Vol. 1 by Lemony Snicket 

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

 

In The Bad Beginning, the siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast.

 

 

Count Dracula (Read Me!: Autobiographies You Never Thought You'd Read!) by Catherine Chambers

Each book in this series presents a fun "autobiography" of a popular mythical character. Amusingly illustrated and with simple levelled text, the books will be sure to hook in reluctant readers. The autobiographical style and text in the first person will also make the books work well as example of Common Core genres and text types. In this book, Count Dracula tells his story.

 

 

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