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Year 4: Birch, Elm

Weekly Update


What a super week the children have had. Please remember to name your child's clothing and ensure that they bring a coat to school each day.


In English we have worked hard to learn the story of King Alfred and the Cakes, which children really enjoyed acting out. In the week ahead we will be starting to write our own legends. What legends do you know?


Our maths has focused on Roman numerals to 100 (C), and on rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. Practicing this at home will help to consolidate this.


We are delighted to have Ms Shannon Mannix joining us as part of the Y4 team this year. Shannon is training to become a Primary School Teacher and will be working in Elm Class three days a week. Occasionally, she may use examples of children's work in her portfolio and reference. There are strict guidelines to protect pupils' personal data.


Camel Challenge Cross-country Fun Run


Wadebridge Rotary Club are again organising the Camel Challenge, a Cross Country Run for children in Years 3 and above.  All adults and children will be able to run up to 4 miles. The run will start and finish at Pencarrow House.  Refreshments will be on sale.  All persons that finish the event will receive a Medal.  Please note that this is a Fun Run.  No prizes for coming first, no times will be recorded. 

Year 3 will start at 1100, Year 4 at 1105, Year 5 at 1110, Year 6 at 1120, Years 7 at 1125, Year 8 and above at 1130, adults at 1140.  All entrants should be at Pencarrow House at least 45 minutes before these times. 

If any children or parents wish to enter the event, then please contact Mike Dodd.  E Mail  Telephone 07546532629




Please encourage your child to read every day at home and to record at least 4/5 episodes in their reading record, which should be brought in to school every day. Reading records are checked on Friday morning.


Your child has a purple homework book. We have glued in a list of expected Y4 words and a 'menu' of activities for you to work through/from with your child. We suggest that you ask your child to choose 10 words that they find more challenging or tricky and use these words through an activity. Over time, you will cover words from the whole list. Record the activity and attempts in the purple book, which will be acknowledged.


A copy of the list is attached below. (If your child has a slightly different list, don't panic, it is planned!)


We have  given each child a login to Times Tables Rock Stars - an engaging and interactive online 'game' that encourages children to improve their tables accuracy and speed. Please record the dates and how long children practice. We can check scores and progress online.


RESIDENTIAL - please see the attached itinerary and kit list attached below.



Key Dates


Thursday, 19th September - FIRST swimming session 

Sunday 22nd September - Muddy Meadow Mayhem - Track fundraiser

Tuesday 24/25th September - Birch Class Residential

Thursday 26th/27th September - Elm Class Residential



Tae Kwando 


Starting on Monday 16th September after the children’s class Tae Kwon Do coaching, we are able to offer a Tae Kwon Do club to the Year 4 classes. This will take place every Monday until to half-term from 3.25 to 4.30pm. Every week a qualified coach will be supporting the children in learning and practising a range of Tae Kwon Do skills.

Unfortunately we can only provide 30 places, so not all children will be able to participate. If over-subscribed we will pick names out of a hat. We must point out that we expect a level of commitment from the children, and that if they would like to join the club, they should be prepared to attend every week. If for a particular reason they are unable to attend, it is important that you let us know in the morning.

If your child would like to participate in the Tae Kwon Do club, please select the consent on School Gateway.

We will confirm your child's place on Friday 13th via text. 

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