Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to our Year 4 Classes
Our classes and teachers in Year 4 are:
|VICIOUS VIKINGS||GROOVY GREEKS||SMASHING SAXONS|
|Mrs Harrison||Miss Griffiths||Mrs McNicholas|
|Vikings Timetable||Greeks Timetable||Saxons Timetable|
For 2020 / 2021
Our Teaching Assistants are
Mrs Forshaw & Miss Cunningham
Learning outcomes for Year 4
In Year 4 we love to learn through investigations, research and problem solving as part of our Learning Challenge Curriculum.
Through varied, fun and interesting topics, we aim to nurture our children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, developing their capacity to think independently and work collaboratively alongside their peers.
As a team with our parents, families and children, we hope to build on our children’s knowledge, skills and confidence and encourage them to be life-long learners.
Aiming High in our Core Subjects:
Here are the targets we will focus on this year for Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
The children receive new reading books each week.
One is a Guided Reading book that is suited to their reading level and chosen by the teacher, the other is a book for the class library, chosen by your child. Please ensure that your child has their book, reading diary and bag at school every day.
Children should be reading for at least 10 minutes every night and listened to by an adult at least once a week.
Every half term, the children receive a new reading diary.
They need to write in it every night to say what reading they have done at home please and their teacher will write in it when they have read with them, noting down their target for that week. Please sign your child’s diary every week to let us know that you’ve seen the teacher’s comments.
Helping your child to read at home
Please take time each night to listen to your child read their guided reading book from school (and any other books they may like to read!), this will really boost their confidence and reading skills and is a lovely way of spending calm, quality time together after a busy day.
Here are some useful websites to help you support your child’s reading at home:
Oxford Owl website with games, activities and tips to help your child at home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home
Tips for reading for children of all ages: This site has lots of fun, downloadable activities for your children to help them with reading www.wordsforlife.literacytrust.org.uk
This is a great website, with tips for helping reluctant readers of all ages: http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Spelling lists are given each Tuesday to learn at home.
Please encourage your child to not only learn how to spell the word but to learn what it means and how they would use it in a sentence. The children will complete a test on those words the following week.
Here are some useful websites to support your child’s learning of spelling and grammar at home:
BBC Bitesize games and activities
Games and activities
In Year 4, we practise speedy recall of mathematical facts e.g. times tables up to 12, addition and subtraction pairs and use these to solve problems. In addition to this, all Year 4 pupils will be sitting a multiplication test during June 2020. See video below for more information:
Here are some useful websites to help your child’s maths learning at home:
Problem solving games:
Mental Maths games:
BBC Bitesize activities:
Your child will have an English home learning book and a times table book will be set different tasks each week. They should also be completing games on Times Tables Rock Stars online.
Books are collected every Tuesday. Please ensure that your child’s book is returned to school on the date stated to them.
Thank you so much for your support, we look forward to working together with you all to provide the best education for our children.
The Year 4 Team