Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
We are a member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust - Registered Company number 9442311.

01246 822324

info@bolsover-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

With Faith, Hope and Love, we grow together.

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Scotland

Brazil

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Miss Howard

Mrs Coxhead (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

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Miss Jepson

Mrs Handley (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

 

Welcome to our Year 4 page!

Here we can keep you up to date with everything that is happening in Year 4.

This year we have named our classes after inspirational people: 

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Brazil See the source image

The children have spent time learning about their wonderful countries and why they have been chosen as their class names. 

 

Year 4 are taught by Miss Howard and Miss Jepson. 

Mrs Handley and Mrs Coxhead are the fabulous Year 4 Teaching Assistants. 

 

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We ask that Year 4 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.


This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible then please read to an adult at least once a week.
We ask that reading is completed at least five times over the week.

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:
https://ukhosted60.renlearn.co.uk/2236284/ 

 

Each week, Year 4 will be sent home homework in a range of subjects via Class Dojo.


Currently, Year 4 have the following homework days:
* Maths, SPAG or English - sent out Friday for the following Wednesday.
* Reading - daily for at least 20 minutes = five times a week.
* Times Tables - practicing daily.

What happens if you can not do your homework?
If you can't do your homework at home then the door is always open for you to come in to school and do it. Likewise, if you are unsure of a question, come in and see your class teacher before/after school or at break/lunch time. We are here to help!

 

Times Tables

Make sure you are learning your times tables all the time. You are expected to have rapid recall of all the times table facts of the 2's, 5's, 10's, 3's, 4's, 8's, 6's, 7's, 9's, 11's 12's by the time you have finished Year 4. 

 

You will be tested weekly on your times tables during our Mental Arithmetic lesson.

Why not make x table practice fun? Login to Times Table Rockstars to earn coins for getting questions correct. Remember, there are extra rewards for the children who earn the most coins!

Swimming

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In year 4, the children will get a chance to learn to swim!

Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon. 

The children have been split in to 3 swimming groups and will each swim in 2 of the 3 school terms. 

The swimming schedule is as follows:

Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Group 1  Group 1  Group 2
Group 2 Group 3 Group 3

 

(Coronavirus guidance dependent) 

What is happening in Year 4?

 

Autumn term 1 - Our topic is Burps, Bottoms & Bile. 

Burps, Bottoms and Bile

We will be studying all things digestion!

Open wide – let’s look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. 

Click here to access our Curriculum Newsletter for this term.

Click here to access our Knowledge Organiser for this half term - this will provide you with all of the key vocabulary and skills we will be using throughout this topic. 

 

Keep checking our Twitter and Class Dojo app to see what else we are up to...

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Our A.S.P.I.R.E Values in school are: 

Ambition

Support

Persevere

Independence

Respect

Embrace 

Year 4 children can earn dojos for showing ASPIRE which helps them to earn rewards and prizes.

 

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Year 4 are passionate about reading.

The children will get a chance to read and be read to every day.

 

If you are looking for some fab books, use the link below to find some of our Year 4 recommended reads...

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4

Take a look at some of these top choices.

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Physical Education

 

                   

PE for Year 4 will be every Tuesday and Thursday (unless told otherwise via Class Dojo). It is expected that pupils wear the correct school kit or something comfortable to exercise in. All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy, we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble be provided to tie back long hair. In colder months, pupils may wish to bring a tracksuit. Please could you also ensure all items of P.E kit are clearly labelled with your child's name. Thank you.