Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Welcome to Year 4

Beech 1 - Mrs Biffen, Miss Bush, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully
Beech 2 - Ms Paterson, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully

PE is Wednesday

for both classes

Week ending: 5th April 2019

What another thoroughly enjoyable term we've just had, with the conclusion of our rainforest topic and all of the exciting learning opportunities that it entailed. We are now looking forward to the summer term at school with our new topic, From Field to Feast, as our focus. 

Term 5 is a particularly short and somewhat disrupted term due to bank holidays, an INSET day and a polling day meaning that Weeks 1-3 are all shorter than normal. 

Things to remember:
Tuesdays - PE will be on Tuesdays this term and we will be taking part in the Bath Coaching Hub where the children have professional coaching in 3 different sports (see timetable below). We will be leaving school at 12.30pm each Tuesday to get our coach from Monkton Combe coach bay. The sessions run from 1.15pm-2.45pm and we should be back in time for normal school pick-up. The only exception is Week 2, when we will not be going to the coaching hub due to the summer concert that day. For Week 2 only, PE will be on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school with them on the relevant days. 

Week 1 Beech 1 Dance - Bath Leisure Centre
23rd April Beech 2 Cricket - Bath Cricket Club
Week 3 Beech 1 Rugby - Bath Rec
7th May Beech 2 Dance - Bath Leisure Centre
Week 4 Beech 1 Rugby - Bath Rec
14th May Beech 2 Dance - Bath Leisure Centre
Week 5 Beech 1 Cricket - Bath Cricket Club 
21st May Beech 2 Rugby - Bath Rec 

Wednesday 1st May (Week 1) - this is our Field to Food Learning Day where we will be going to the Bath & West Showground. Please remember that your child either needs to be in school ready to leave at 8am that day or meet us at Monkton Combe coach bay at 8.20am. Please stick to the arrangements for drop-off and collection that you indicated to us on your permission form, or inform your child's class teacher on Tuesday of any changes. It can be very confusing if last minute changes are made on the day. 

Term 5, Week 1:

In Maths, we will be working on Area and Perimeter. Key vocabulary includes:perimeter, area, square centimetre; square metre; calculate; width; length; unit; measure. 
Please ensure that your child continues to practise the times table that they are working on, ready for our weekly test on Wednesday. This forms part of the weekly Year 4 homework. 

In English, we will be writing a recount of our Field to Food trip. This is a 'hot write' to practise applying what the children learnt about writing recounts earlier in the year. 

Have a lovely Easter Holiday, 

The Year 4 team