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Welcome to Year 4! We're very excited to meet you.

Hello, welcome to the year four page of our website!

At Highwoods we think Year 4 is really special. We cover lots of exciting themes and look forward to sharing some of our learning with you.

The teachers in Year four are Mrs Buckingham, Mrs Chester (Mon- Wed) and Mrs Tolhurst (Thurs, Fri).  There are lots of other adults to help us to learn too including Miss Munford, Miss White, Mrs Williams and Mrs Hunt, as well as all of the support staff at the school. We hope you enjoy looking through our news and learning. The parent handout is below that gives an overview of how year 4 works.

Year 4 Parent Handout

Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions you have.

Our email address for year 4 is year4@highwoodsprimary.com . This gets checked every day (but not during school hours!)

Homework each week will consist of:  Spelling Frame, TT Rockstars, SPAG.com,  Reading with an adult.

Homework is set on a Thursday each week and due by Tuesday of the next week.

PE is on a Thursday. Please come to school ready in your PE kit which needs to be suitable for outside PE.

Autumn Term

This half term, we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks in our theme work. We will find out who they were, and where they lived. We will also find out about their cities, beliefs, entertainment and food among other things.

The second half term, our theme will be Push The Button. This is where we will think about how things work and the mechanisms needed. We learn about cams and levers and make our own, as well as work in teams to make our own marble runs. The theme runs perfectly alongside our science in this term, which is Electricity, where we will build circuits and eventually make our own torches.

This term's books

Our first book is Varjak Paw, by S F Said. We read it in class and use it to inspire our writing- Varjak diaries, descriptive writing about the city, discussions about the Vanishings and more.

Our second book is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S Lewis. We read it alongside watching the film, which we then combine to help us write diaries, learn how to punctuate speech, act scenes out and write lots of exciting narrative. It’s the perfect way to begin the colder autumn months as we describe the winter wonderland of Narnia!

In December, we read The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher to get us perfectly into the winter mood as well as do some fun maths around the idea of the North Pole.

Telephone: 01206 845887     office@highwoodsprimary.com
Tynedale Square, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex CO4 9SN

Headteacher:  Mr Paul Disley

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