English Year 4
We are starting the term with ‘Issues and Dilemmas’ and will be exploring several texts, starting with ‘Sam’s Duck’ in order to identify the features of this type of text and find out what strategies other writers use to make their stories interesting.
Welcome to term 2. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.
Children will now have the opportunity to go to the Forest School in groups of 12 in thier morning break. This will happen throughout the year so if your child would like to take part in this they will need to have named wellington boots in a carrier bag which they will keep in thier school locker.
Thank you for your continued support.
Just a reminder.
Children in Les Citrons Verts are pleased to invite you into school on Thursday, 15 October at 2.30pm to attend their class assembly.
We really hope that you will be able to join us.
Thank you for your continued support.
Fund raising opportunity...
Aycliffe Community Primary School is working with the School Angel charity to raise funds for our school. We are currently raising money for a defibrillator for the school’s first aid kit. School Angel works with lots of big shopping brands, who have agreed to donate some of the profit that they normally make from your on-line shopping, when you make purchases via the School Angel website.
Les Poires (Class 6) are able to start the the school day at 8.30am. The pupils need to enter through the school office and go to the classroom where they can either complete their homework or use the school computers to access websites to practice their English and Mathematics skills. We would encourage the pupils to take advantage of this opportunity as it will support the development of their independent learning skills.
In order to encourage children to extend their learning beyond the classroom I have organised an incentive – ‘Our Tremendous Tree’. I should be very grateful for your support in helping to enable its success. Each time your child reads a book which is additional to their reading scheme book they will ask you to sign an ‘apple’.
I hope that you have all enjoyed a lovely summer holiday. I am looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with your children. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.
In English this term Year 4 will be learning about traditional tales. We are starting with the popular tale of the Snow Queen. Our learning will involve creating our own version of the story after we have studied the features within the text.
We will be looking at character description, lengthening sentences and using powerful vocabulary to show a mature style of writing.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the class teacher for Les Poires, which is a mixture of children from Years 5 and 6. Change can be an uncomfortable experience at any stage in life so it would not be unusual if some of the children were a little unsettled this week. If any parents would like to meet me to discuss their child’s Learning or Behaviour or just to put a face to a name please feel free to contact me via the school office and we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
The school is able to give medication to pupils during the school day after parents have filled out a medication form which is available through the school office. You will need to fill out these forms every time your child needs a new medicine. The medicine should also be given to the school office and is never kept with your child.
I hope everyone had an excellent summer holiday and your child feels refreshed for this academic year. Over the summer holiday, our site manager has been working hard coordinating the improvements inside the school resulting in our new classroom space for Les Ananas (Class 4). All of the pupils look settled in their new classes and are working hard. We all hope they are enjoying their learning.
Sport and Staff Clubs
Sport Clubs and Staff Clubs will start on the week beginning Monday 14th September and will run throughout the year.
The school is providing the following sport clubs of which will be run by fully qualified sport coaches. The sports clubs will start at 3.25pm and finish at 4.25pm.
Aycliffe Community Primary School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Pupils and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.
Article 28: Every child has the right to an education. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.
Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Article 13: Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
We recognise that all pupils are equal regardless of cultural or ethnic background, religion, social circumstances, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability. The curriculum and whole ethos of the school demonstrates that diversity is understood, is welcomed and appreciated within the school. Equal opportunities means that all children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum with which all pupils can engage and achieve.
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