Welcome to Year 4

INTRODUCTION

In Year 4 our teachers are Mr Ayers (Nightingales), Mrs Stubley (Finches) and Miss Wilson (Larks). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Pearson, 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!

Welcome to Nightingales from Mr Ayers

Welcome to Larks from Miss Wilson

Welcome to Finches from Mrs Stubley

 WELL DONE AWARDS

Friday 22nd January 2021

This weeks Awards go to:

Larks - Arthur & Karam

Finches - Liliana H

Nightingales - Toby, Deya & Jacob

 

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

CURRICULUM

Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.

TOPIC SPRING

In the Spring we start our topic 'Where in the World is Hagley?'. In this topic we will build on our map and atlas skills to name and locate major cities and countries within Europe. The children will also learn how to use 4-point grid references. We will then look closer at our local area, and use the River Severn as a river study where the children will learn to describe and name the key landscape features of a river and explain the water cycle in appropriate geographical language. 

 

ENGLISH 

We will use the book 'Boy at the Back of the Class' for our writing stimulus at the start of the Spring term. The children will be developing their persuasive writing and debating skills, ending the unit with a persuasive letter they have composed themselves. 

Recommended reading 

To access the BookTrust recommended reading for 9-11 years olds click the icon. 

To access another useful Year 4 reading list, click here. 

MATHS

During the Spring term, we focus heavily on Multiplication and Division. The children should know thier multiplication and division facts for thier tables up to 12 x 12. The children will learn the formal methods of multiplication and division. Before half term, we will move onto fractions, including adding and subtraction fractions, and thier relationship with decimal numbers. 

PE

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. 

HOME LEARNING

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.

SPELLINGS

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 see your child's spellings for the Spring term A. 

Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.          

THINGS YOU COULD DO AT HOME TO HELP YOUR CHILD 

ART/OVERALL APRON

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.