Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 our teachers are Mr Ayers (Nightingales), Miss Hadley (Finches) and Miss Wilson (Larks). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Farenden, Miss Brewer and Mrs White. Miss Swallow is the Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader.
If your child is having to self isolate, we have put together some Maths, English and Topic activities for your child to complete this week. These documents will be updated on a weekly basis.
Week Commencing 17th January
Week Commencing 24th January
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 21st January 2022
Our Awards this week go to:
Larks - Nellie B
Finches - Poppy J
Nightingales - Alice H & Olivia W
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
Year 4 arrival and collection
Children enter through Lych Gate between 8.30am - 8.45am.
Parents collect from front playground and exit through corridor at 3.10pm.
Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.
For the LKS2 curriculum morning Powerpoint please click here
This term we have started with the topic 'Power'. In this topic, we learn all about electricity; how it is generated, where it comes from, how circuits work and famous scientists linked to electricity. The children have the opportunity to carry out a lot of practical work and investigations as we develop their scientific skills. After half term, our topic changes to 'Invaders and Settlers'. This is a largely history-based topic, where we look at the Viking invasion of Britain. We will visit Bishops Wood to explore how the Anglo Saxons and Vikings lived, and learn about everything from longboats to King Alfred the Great.
We have started the year with the story of Jim and the Beanstalk. The children have been learning to use inverted commas, adverbials and paragraphs. Following this, we will move onto non-chronological reports to fit in with our 'Power' topic. After half term we will study Viking myths, and the children will plan and write their own myth.
To access another useful Year 4 reading list, click here.
During the Autumn term we focus heavily on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. In Year 4, the children are expected to work with numbers up to 10,000. This includes partitioning, ordering and comparing numbers. Times tables are crucial to the maths curriculum, so please continue to practise these at home with your children regularly.
Wednesdays - Indoor PE
Fridays - Outdoor PE
- Gold polo shirt with logo
- Green shorts (football type - not lycra) OR dark coloured tracksuit bottoms (particularly during autumn and winter outdoor sessions)
- Dark green or dark coloured tracksuit jacket
- Trainers (velcro fastening is acceptable for those children who are unable to tie their own laces)
- Optional - dark green skort (shorts and skirt combined)
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. We teach spellings every morning in a 15 minute session. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year3/4 words.
Please click here to see the spellings for Autumn 1.
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.
- 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.