Welcome to Year 4
Nurturing bright futures
Respect Responsibility Resilience
Meet The Team
4P Class teacher - Miss Duck
4P Teaching Assistant - Mrs Hine
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4G Class teacher - Mr Willcock
4G Teaching Assistant - Mrs T. Hine
4G Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Year 4! We hope you had a lovely summer holiday and are as excited as we are, about the year ahead! During Year 4 we will be learning many new exciting things. During the Autumn term, we will be learning about Ancient Egypt in History as well as finding out about our European Neighbours in Geography. In D&T this term, we will be creating our very own Tomb Building machinery!
In Science this term, we will be continuing to develop our knowledge on Living Things, as well as finding out about States of Matter. During this term, we will be developing our coding skills in computing lessons, as well as creating our own spreadsheets.
In RSHE this term we will be exploring themes around positive friendships including those that are created online, how we can deal with hurtful behaviour and identifying differences and similarities within those around us. During the autumn term in RE, we will be exploring the question: Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
In Maths this term, we will expanding our place value knowledge and exploring 4 digit numbers. We will further develop our addition and subtraction skills and then move on to learning area, time and multiplication and division. In Year 4, our times tables continue to be a very important part of our learning and therefore we ask children are practising their times tables daily. Please speak with your child's teacher, if you need support with this.
This term in Year 4, we will be reading part of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as The Wizard of Once. We will be taking influences from the authors of these books and creating our own work based on them. As our whole class story, we will be reading Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pierce, as well as a variety of poetry. During reading lessons, we will explore a variety of texts and use our comprehension skills to explore different themes.
Children will be taking part in Read Write Inc. Spelling lessons, or Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons four times a week. Please ensure that you are giving your child the opportunity to practice their spellings / phonics with you each week.
Year 4 will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday morning. An outdoor PE Kit is required which includes black jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt, jumper/hoody and trainers. We recommend bringing in a carrier bag too as trainers are often muddy and covered in grass, so will not be able to be worn in the classroom.
Year 4 will have swimming lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. It is essential that all children come to school with their swimming kit every Wednesday morning and take it home every Wednesday afternoon. This should consist of a one piece for girls and swimming shorts for boys as well as a towel. Children can bring goggles if they wish to, but these are not essential. Long hair should be tied back for health and safety reasons.
Children have homework set on Seesaw weekly. We will set the homework on a Friday and expect it to be completed by Tuesday of the following week. If your child cannot access Seesaw, or you need support, please get in touch with your child's teacher via the office or class email.
Times tables Rockstars (TTR) is an excellent way to encourage children to learn their times tables, we are focusing on every times table this term in preparation for their Multiplication Year 4 Check. All children have been given their logins and are able to log in and play! It is important that children are given the opportunity to practice their tables daily.
Reading Books will be changed once the child has finished reading their book. Children will be heard in class by their class teacher or TA at least once a week. Children should be reading 3 times at home to an adult and recorded in their reading records with a signature of who heard them read. Please refer to the home reading agreement for further information. In class, we have a rewards system that allows children to receive a prize in assembly, once they have completed eight books or have read eight times.
Reading Eggs via www.readingeggs.com/signin
A new online reading platform with lots of exciting books and rewards to be had! This is a brilliant way to promote your child's love for reading, whilst improving their fluency and comprehension.