Year 4 Newsletter.

Year 4


This term, Year 4 will be looking in to Kira Salak as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Kira Salak is a celebrated adventurer, journalist and travel writer. She has explored many parts of the globe and documented her discoveries and adventures. During this topic, children as adventurers will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Tanzania and into Kenya. As an activist, fighting against the poaching of gorillas, Kira Salak smuggled herself into this very region. Following in her footsteps, children will work as a team of activists to free captured gorillas and many more challenges. Children will undertake Kira Salak style survival missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum, particularly teamwork, resilience, communication and self-awareness.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday morning each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Friday.

Children in year 4 will continue with swimming lessons every Wednesday and must bring their own swimming kit to school. This includes a swimming costume/ swimming shorts (nothing loose), a swimming cap and a towel.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be completed and brought back to school by the following Tuesday. In addition to Maths and English, children will be provided with a homework menu for their adventurer. This provides children with an opportunity to undertake a variety of homework challenges all related to their explorer, Kira Salak. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; to make their own anti-poaching poster, to design and make their own model mountain range and to make their own instruments. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.



·         Multi skills 3.15 – 4.15 pm


·         Young Voices 3.15- 4.15 pm

·         Character skills 3.15 – 4.15 pm

·         Football 3.20- 4.15 pm

·         Ipad 3.15 – 4 pm


·         Homework: 3.15- 4.00 pm


·         Drama 3.15 – 4.15 pm

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.



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