Solent Junior School
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Autumn Term 2019

Welcome back to an exciting new term in Year Four!

As we start the new school year, we would like to share with you an overview of the learning journey your child will take part in, during the Autumn Term. After our transition days in the Summer and our first week back, the children are now fully settled into their new classes, and they (along with us) are excited about their learning!

We will continue to structure the majority of our learning around our topics. Some subjects will still be taught discretely, where they do not easily dovetail into the overall theme. A curriculum overview can be found HERE.

Our themes for this term will include: Animals, The Ancient Greeks and Faith, linked to Christianity. Faith will be covered closer to Christmas, where there will be a visit to our local Church, and we will be collecting small change (1p & 2p) for the Children’s Society Christingle appeal in the weeks leading up to Advent.

HOME LEARNING This will continue to alternate between English and Maths, which will be set on a Monday and is to be returned the following Monday, along with their Reading Record. In addition to this, the children will also be set spellings and times tables on alternating weeks, which they should practise throughout the week. A learning log task will be set each term.

CALSHOT We are very excited to attend Calshot as a whole year group again this year, and within the first term. This will be a great team-building opportunity for the year group. If you need any more information about this trip, please do ask your class teacher.

CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION To end the first term in Year 4, the whole year group will come together to take part in our Christmas production. This is something that we enjoy very much, and we look forward to inviting you to attend later on in the term!

UP-COMING DATES

Friday 29th November 2019 – St Andrew’s Church visit for Christingle Service.

Monday 2nd December 2019 – Wednesday 4th December 2019 – Calshot Residential Visit

Tuesday 17th December 2019 – Nativity Performance to parents

REMINDERS

P.E. - The children will have a PE lesson and a Games lesson each week. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for PE activities. For Games, in addition to the required PE kit, we would like the children to have a change of socks and a tracksuit for when the weather turns colder. Dance and Gymnastic activities will take place in the hall and be performed in bare feet. For both Games and PE, earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the half term and kept in school for the remainder of that half term.

CYCLING AND SCOOTING TO SCHOOL - If you and your child cycle or scoot to school and you wish to leave your child’s bike at school please inform the office. All children cycling to school must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet.

PENCIL CASES – Are a Year 6 privilege so if your child has brought one into school this will be returned next week.  They could use the contents for their homework to ensure they still get to use it.  

Years 3 and 4 are not permitted to have MOBILE PHONES in school. 

We are sure that we shall have a happy and successful year; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:   solentjunior@thesolentschools.org

Yours Sincerely

The Year 4 Teachers

Miss Saunders, Ms Adele and Miss Sweatman