Year 4 - Happy Holidays!
Read this page to see a message for 4G and a message for 4H
Message from Miss Rees
Wow I can’t quite believe we have reached the end of the school year! Firstly I want to say how proud I am of you all. Throughout this year, whether it be at school or at home, you have continued to show such enthusiasm and resilience towards your learning. I know at times it has been challenging, especially as you couldn’t come back to school to your friends (and of course me!)
As you know I am leaving the Fircroft family, but don’t worry I’ll pop in during school fairs so I can see you all. You have been the BEST class and it has been such a joy to teach you every day!
Thank you for all the cards and gifts I received - some of your message made me cry! I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the parents for your kind messages and support throughout my time at Fircroft, it means a lot.
Have an amazing summer holiday – you deserve it!
Message from Mrs Yorke
I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for having me as your temporary teacher over the last term! It has been a pleasure to return to work with such a fantastic group of pupils (and parents). I know that this has been a strange and unsettling time for you but you have all coped amazingly! You have shown such resilience and resolve and you should be so proud of yourselves.
Now try and enjoy the next few weeks of the summer holidays with family and friends (as much as possible). I’m looking forward to seeing you in September when you’ll be in year 5!
Stay safe and happy,
Miss Yorke (and Mr Deveson)
Learning over the summer holidays
If you’d like to keep your maths brain ‘on the boil’ over the summer holidays then we would really recommend that you check out these resources. There is one booklet for each unit from Y1 to Y6. If you have the Amazon Kindle app then you can download them for FREE and they will be auto-delivered wirelessly to an iPad, tablet or android device. You can then go to your device to start using the booklets. Find them here on Amazon or download from White Rose directly: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/parent-workbooks/
If you find maths a little challenging then do the work for your current year group but if you find maths really easy then have a go at the work for next year! Don’t forget, you can email your work to your teacher for next year and they will see it in September! Just use the usual intake email address.
Additional maths links
Reading, especially for primary age children, is critical to educational development and something that families can do together. Please try to read every day during the holidays! Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. We really love this website https://www.storylineonline.net/. We advise to check it out as an excellent alternative to screen time.
Additional recommended reading links:
Summer Reading challenge
Although life has certainly been rather different this year, you’ll be pleased to know that there is still going to be a Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s Reading Challenge invites everyone to get silly with the Silly Squad!
Join the challenge and meet the Silly Squad by visiting: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
If you are not yet a member of a library we encourage you to join one straight away! All Wandsworth libraries are currently giving members access to a range of online resources including eBooks and audio books.
Visit this website to join your local library:
Good luck and happy reading!
100 Great Black Britons Competition
An exciting competition has been launched to teach children at home about Black History and how it helped shape our country.
Alone or in a group, they need to create a unique and exciting way to celebrate Great Black Britons. Parents, families, and young people can get involved in the competition and share their ideas, their knowledge and be creative! For more information click here and scroll down to the ‘Children under 16’ section.
Be September ready!
The first topic in Year 5 will be ‘Local Heroes’. You will be discovering the hidden history which lies on our doorstep and the local heroes who put Tooting on the map. To get a head start, why not visit a local place of interest and find out its significance? Are there any ‘heroes’ in Tooting? If so, what makes them one? You might want to research Peter Barr ‘The Daffodil King’ and find out the role he played in Tooting. You can then share your findings with the rest of your class in September.
On a final note, make sure you have plenty of rest and enjoy your summer break. We hope you have fun and stay safe!
Miss Rees, Mrs Yorke and Mr Deveson.