Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 our teachers are Mr Ayers (Nightingales), Mrs Stubley (Finches) and Miss Wilson (Larks). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Norman, Mrs Hanson, Mrs Hawk and Mrs Hanna. Mr Ayers is the Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader.
New Class Videos - a "hello" from your new teachers!
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 23rd October 2020
This weeks Awards go to:
Larks - Eliza S
Finches - Keira
Nightingales - Lila M
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.
We have started our Autumn term topic, 'Who Invaded Britain?' which focuses on the Viking invasion of Britain and the impact this had on the life of the Anglo-Saxons who were living here at the time. We will build on our Year 3 skills such as using chronology and placing significant events on a timeline. Our topic will cover key Anglo-Saxon kings and their responses to the invasion, as well as studying where the invading Vikings travelled from in modern day Europe.
We have been using a video stimulus for our writing which retells a story of Loki and Thor. This piece of writing focuses on narrative features and on expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials in particular. We will look at how to use paragraphsto structure our writing correctly and using speech marks to indicate direct speech.
To access another useful Year 4 reading list, click here.
We are beginning the year by looking at place value. This involves representing and comparing numbers up to 10,000 before moving on to looking at addition and subtraction.
Indoor PE - Wednesday
Outdoor PE - Thursday
Please send your child in to school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. 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.
In order to minimise the amount of paperwork between school and home, we will trial setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:
1) Spellings to learn for the week 2) The My Maths activity that has been set 3) The times table to focus on for the week
Children will also be able to use Seesaw as an online reading diary, recording what they have read throughout the week. Children are still expected to read 3 X a week and this will be monitored in school.
Banded reading books will be sent home for those children who are not free readers.
There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term. For the first half of the term every child will be revisiting 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 Year3/4 words.
Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.
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 - spelling patterns have been sent home with your child. 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.
Please check that your child has an apron or an art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.
CURRICULUM EVENING 2020
Please click here to view our Curriculum Evening presentation.