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Happy New Year!


What's new this term?


This spring term will see the children continuing to learn their instrument and then perform at the Warwick Arts Centre at the 'Brass Blast concert. Children will continue to bring their instrument home on Monday afternoons. So far the children have really been highly praised by their music teachers Mr Jones and Mr Sharp for their dedication and attentive behaviour in all lessons, so well done!



We are now learning all about poetry and the various styles, shapes, content and types of poems we enjoy. The children will also get to write and perform their own, so perhaps encourage your child to do this at home. The children had some wonderful writing to show me last term and the descriptive language being used highlights their creativity so I am looking forward to seeing what they will come up with this term!


PE and Sport

Warwick County Cricket put on a cricket festival for Solihull schools. Each week the children will have access to an hour PE lesson with coaches from the club which leads up to the cricket festival and the children will then go to the Moseley Cricket Club to compete against other schools. Last year, Y4 were invited to then take part in another tournament at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, so fingers crossed for this year! The cricket lessons are outside, so please ensure your child has the appropriate warm clothing for the due cold weather we are expecting!



Last term, we learnt about the Ancient Greeks and this term we are moving onto The Romans. We will look into why the The Romans were so powerful and how they were able to remain in power for so long. Invite your child to use a device at home to research the architechture surrounding that time and look at google maps to see where Rome is. Mrs Amison has been there recently so ask her all about it.


Other news

There will be a meeting with all parents regarding the St Briavel's trip very soon. It will take place one afternoon before the end of this half term. Continue to encourage your child to learn all of the times tables and practice them on the program 'Rockstars' as often as they can. This goes a long way to helping the children achieve in maths lessons. 




Academic Year 2019 - 2020


Hello to all parents, adults and carers. 


The year has now started and there are always a few key events happening, including parent information evening on Tuesday the 10th at 6:30pm. I will, in this meeting, be giving you the relevent information you need to navigate your way through the first few weeks of the academic year without too much anxiety. In this meeting I will give you a general overview of what to expect in the coming months leading up to Christmas. I will attempt to update this page regularly with various information and photos of what we are doing.


Do not hesitate to come and speak with me in the morning or make an appointment through the office if you have any queries, concerns or questions. 


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr Rowe

Reading at home


It really is important that your child has access to a book that they enjoy reading. During guided reading I will write a small note asking your child to perform a particular task, practise a particular skill or converse with an adult about a certain skill they have been learning. Having the opportunity to talk about a text and practise finding information and using evidence in the text to support their answers is something which will go a long way in developing your child's comprehension skills. It is not just be about reading to an adult at all times. If you need more guidance with this, please come and see me, I am happy to help. 


Times Table Practise


By the end of this academic year, Y4 children are expected to know all of the times tables. Some children do say that they know them because they can recite them in order. The children need to know the multiplication facts and the associated division facts. Please practise these as often as you can. Lack of knowledge about the multiplication and division facts does slow progress when it comes to applying these in other areas such as fractions when finding quarters as an example. Please practise! We are now giving the children an online practise and test each Friday. They will be formally tested on all of the times tables at the end of each term. The children have to answer 25 questions and only have 6 seconds each question - NOT EASY! 



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