Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 our teachers are Mr Ayers (Nightingales), Mrs Lawson-King (Finches) and Miss Wilson (Larks). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Powell and Mrs Wooldridge. Miss Swallow is the Year 3&4 Phase Leader.
WELL DONE AWARD
Thursday 19th September 2019
This weeks Awards go to:
Nightingales - Theo
Finches - Lily
Larks - Harlyn
Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.
Home Learning will be recorded by children in their Homework Diary each week. Children will be set maths homework on 'My Maths' (usernames and logins to follow), spellings to practise and times tables to learn on 'Times Table Rockstars' (logins to follow). This is in addition to reading at home at least three times each week.
There will be a weekley spelling programme during the term. For the first half of the term every child will be revisting previously taught spelling patterns to consolidate their learning. During the second half of the term, we will complete five spelling sessions a week with the children. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year 3/4 words.
Please click here to view the Year 3-4 Word/Spelling List.
Indoor PE - Tuesdays
Outdoor PE - Wednesdays
Please can you ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school for these days as well as long hair tied back. For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school.
MINDFULNESS AND WELLBEING
A part of Hagley Primary School's values include children's emotional wellbeing. Within our classes, we will be giving children regular opportunities to practise the techniques of mindfulness and discussing how this can improve concentration, focus and boost confidence. This compliments our Growth Mindset approach which we have already established within the school.
THINGS YOU COULD DO AT HOME TO HELP YOUR CHILD .....
- Read with your child as much as possible (ideally daily but 3 times minimum) as this helps with their fluency and understanding of texts, as well as helps to increase their imagination for their own writing. Children will be bringing home reading records to sign and date to show how frequently they have read during the week.
- Rehearse spelling patterns - weekly spelling patterns have been sent home in your child's Spelling Booklet. These will be assessed weekly alongside a selection of words from the Year 3/4 curriculum word list.
- Practise times tables. At the end of Year 4, children are expected to be able to recall times tables up to 12x12. In school, children practise times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars five times each week. This programme is also available to access at home and we encourage the children to do so as often as possible.
Education City - www.educationcity.com
Each chid in Year 4 has a log in for Education City. This is a fantastic website full of educational games and activities and the children love using it. Under the 'My Revision' tab on your child's homepage, they can access maths games that are tailored to their learning. There are also games to revise different spelling patterns and many aspects of the English curriculum.
Please check that your child has an apron or an art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.