Welcome to Year 4
For our topic work we will be making Rainforest 3D models. We will need shoe boxes for this so would be grateful for any you can send in.
Please can we encourage all parents to hear the children read and record this in their planners. We will be giving reward raffle tickets to encourage the children to have their planners signed by an adult each week.
Tuesday 22nd January - Animals - in - Tuition
Spellings (sent home on a Wednesday, to be back in school the following Wednesday)
Each week we will be testing the children on the Year 3/4 statutory words and words taken from year 4 objectives.
Click here for the statutory Year 3 & 4 Spellings
Maths, English and Topic Home Learning
We will be sending home maths, English and topic challenges on alternate weeks.
These will be sent home on a Wednesday and will be due back the following Monday.
Please click here for this week's homework.
Please click here for this week's times tables.
Times Table Rockstars
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!
To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
Your child already has their own login and password. We encourage children to play at home as often as possible to see the most improvements.
- Children take part in whole class guided reading sessions daily.
- Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week. On top of prediction and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as spotting past and present tense and formal and less formal language in non-fiction books.
- Please use the new planners as a means of tracking what your child is reading. We are encouraging children to be independent learners by completing this themselves on the days where they may not read with an adult.
More on home learning
- Reading Suggestions
- Times Table Rockstars
- Purple Mash
- Calculation Methods
- Spelling Activity Menu
Staffing Spring Term
- 4W - Mrs Wooldridge (Monday Tuesday) Mrs Corah (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
- 4F - Mrs France (Monday, Thursday and alternate Fridays) Mrs Scott (Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Fridays)
- This is to allow Mrs France and Mrs Wooldridge to carry out their management and SENCO roles. They will both be in school all week if you need to contact them.T
Topics for the Spring term 1
- Science: Electricity
- Topic: 'Is it Fair?' ( rainforests)
- Art: Linked to topic work
- Computing: Powerpoint presentations and searching the internet.
- DT: Dioramas
- Music: Composition
- PE: Mondays and Wednesdays in the spring term. Gymnastics and ball skills.
Please note we are now a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate your co-operation with this.
- Please ensure that your child’s uniform, coat, pack up and water bottle are clearly labelled. We still have a formidable amount of lost property every term!
- Reading books and Home School Planners should be taken home daily. We can then ensure that children get the satisfaction of sticking with a book and finishing it. We’re happy to give suggestions if it’s tricky to find a book which ‘grabs’ your child.
- Named water bottles should be in school daily and either taken home every night or at the end of the week.
- PE is taught twice a week, usually a Monday and Wednesday. However, to allow flexibility, it would still be useful if P.E. kits could be kept in school all week. If your child needs to be excused from PE, please send them with a note to avoid confusion.
We are very keen to maintain open communication and a partnership with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about, please catch us before or after school or make an appointment in advance.
Mrs France, Mrs Wooldridge, Mrs Scott & Mrs Corah