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Year 4

Welcome to Class 4

 

Teachers : Mrs Gibson (Monday morning, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Havard (Monday afternoon,Thursday and Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Chambers

 

Thank you for visiting our class page. On here, you will be able to find information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 4 and our P.E. lessons. You will also be able to find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.

 

Topics

Autumn 1 : Britain from the Air

Autumn 2 : The Romans

Spring 1 : Reign Over Us

Spring 2 : Tudor Warwickshire 

Summer 1 : Mount Kilimanjaro 

Summer 2 : World Kitchen

 

Homework Expectations

Each child will have a homework diary which they will be expected to have in school daily with their current reading book.

Reading

We love reading and want to nurture an enjoyment and independence in every pupil we encourage every child to read at home for a minimum of 15 minutes daily to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. The homework diary should be used to record their daily reading which will be checked weekly to ensure children are completing their reading homework, this should be a minimum of 3 times a week.  We appreciate there will be a range of reading abilities in year 4 and we have a range of reading materials to suit all of the pupils. We encourage parental involvement, even with independent readers, to check their understanding of the text.
Maths

Each child will receive a maths homework book, every week they will be expected to complete a page set by school. This goes home on a Wednesday and must be back in school the following Monday

During Year 4, all children will be expected to know their timestables up to 12 x 12. These will be tested daily to ensure they have quick responses, please practise these with your children, the hit the button link below is a helpful tool to check for quick responses. Also included below are some table challenges the pupils will be accessing in class and can be practised at home.

Spellings

Each week, pupils receive a list of spellings, based on their ability and a spelling rule for the week. They will have some opportunities to practise these words in school but they are also expected to learn at them at home. There will be a weekly spelling test. 
Topic

At the beginning of each new topic your child will be given a knowledge organiser with facts on linked to the topic. Each week they will be given some facts to learn from the knowledge organiser which will help with their topic work that week. On Friday there will be a quiz to check on the recall of topic facts for that week.

 

P.E

We have P.E. every Wednesday and multiskills on Thursday so please ensure that your child comes in their correct kit on these days. Kit should include school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers.

 

Forest School

This year, Year 4 will be doing Forest School every Wednesday afternoon in Autumn term 1, Spring term 1 and Summer term 1. During these terms, they should come to school in their Forest School clothes every Wednesday. Forest School clothes include: normal school t-shirt and jumper, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and old trainers. They can bring wellies or old trainers in a carrier bag if they have them, though this is not essential.

Year 4 Termly Targets for Maths, Reading and Writing

Useful Information

Below are some useful links to support the learning in Year 4.

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