Welcome to Year 4
HAPPY NEW YEAR!Mischief Managed workshop and optional dress up day - Monday 10th Jan
Each week we will be testing the children on the Year 3/4 statutory words and words taken from year 4 objectives. We will send home a weekly spelling sheet for them to complete and they can also practise using Spelling Shed.
Click here for the statutory Year 3 & 4 Spellings
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to tackle more complex calculations.
We will send home a weekly times table sheet to complete, focusing on a different times table each week. We will build up to mixed times table practice, ahead of the D of E Statutory Year 4 times table check later on in the year.
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.
Learning Challenge Book
Information to follow
More on home learning
- Reading Suggestions
- Times Table Rockstars
- Purple Mash
- Calculation Methods
- Spelling Activity Menu
- Grammar Expectations
Curriculum for Spring 1 Term
- Topic- Magic, Myster and Mayhem
- Art/DT- Chalk pictures of Hogwarts, Wand making
- Science - Changing State
- PE - Quidditch (ball skills), dance
- French - Describing places and counting
- PSHE - Jigsaw
See the newsletter, attached, for more detailed information relating to the curriculum and general routines.
Year 4 Staff
- 4CW - Mrs Wooldridge (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs Corah (Wednesday - Friday) Mrs Wooldridge manages her SENDco responsibilities the rest of the week.
- 4NS - Mrs Nicholson (Monday, Wednesday - Friday), Mrs Scott (Tuesday)
Mrs Scott and Mr Simms cover teachers' PPA (planning, preparation and assessment time) on Wednesday afternoons.
TAs - Mrs Whitfield, Mrs Thornton, Miss Dann, Mrs Mead and Mrs Scott
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 Wednesday and Friday. 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 Nicholson, Mrs Wooldridge, Mrs Scott & Mrs Corah