Welcome to Year 4.
The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Hodgen (Class 4), Miss Wyatt (Class 5) and Mr Finklaire (Class 6).
We also have 6 teaching assistants. In Class 4 we have Mrs Kersley and Mrs Hopkins. In Class 5 we have Mrs Martyn and Mr Hunt. In class 6 we have Mrs Togwell and Mrs Davison.
This term our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday (usually indoors) and Wednesday (usually outdoors). PE kit should come in on Monday or Tuesday and then will be sent home on Friday.
Each week we will set 2 main pieces of homework - English and Maths. The homework is designed to help the children consolidate or extend work that they have been doing in class. The English home work will include spellings to learn for the week and how to practise them Also, it will include a reading comprehension task for a book they are reading at home. Reading at home each evening is encouraged at home with an adult as this will help with their comprehension task. Maths homework will usually take the form of either times tables tasks, a My Maths task or a mental maths task to complete. Your child will be given a login for both Rockstars and My Maths.
In addition to English and Maths, we shall be setting a topic-based project once per half-term. This project will take place over several weeks. We would like to thank you for all your support in helping the children write and send in lovely postcards or letters to us as this has helped us grealy with our Meerkat Mail writing in English this week!
All our homework will be set on a Thursday this year and will be collected in on Tuesday.
All Year 4 homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each week, so that you can access it easily from home. We will also upload home work for children who may need to isolate. We do not set homework the week before the holidays, with the exception of the summer holiday.
What have year 4 been up to over the past few weeks!
In Maths, the children have been challenging themselves by learning new methods for division and multiplication. Next week, we look forward to teaching the children about measurement (weight and length).
In English, the children have written very engaging diary entries inspired by the book 'No Ballet Shoes in Syria'. This wonderful book focuses on the lives of refugees, especially a young girl called Aya who wishes to attend ballet classes when she arrives in England. Fantastic masterpieces, Year 4, well done!
In the afternoon lessons, the children are studying a range of lessons; Geography, Design and Technology, French and PSHE. The children have started to design their torches in DT whilst thinking carefully about how electrical circuits work. The pupils have really enjoyed learning all about Migration in Geography, especially how far refugees have to travel from Syria to the UK. In French, we have been learning about places in town and revisiting our numbers to 100.
We look forward to updating you next week on what the children have been up to!
Meerkat Mail - Thank You!
A huge thank you again for helping your children complete the Meerkat Mail homework over the summer holidays. All the teachers enjoyed receiving and sharing the post cards with the class.
Soon, we shall have created a display including some children's work and post cards that have been sent into us for this first topic so this picture of the display will be uploaded very soon so keep an eye on the website.
Year 4 Autumn Term Information!
What have Year 4 been up to this week? (W/B 27th September)
Year 4 have been having a good week enjoying starting clubs and becoming more settled into the school day as the weeks go on.
In English this week year 4 have been enjoying starting work in English based around a new book 'No ballet Shoes in Syria' by Catherine Burton. This is linked to their topic of migration about a young girl called Aya from Syria who is a refugee from Syria. The children have been starting to look at diaries and the skills around Diary writing. Over the next few weeks the children will be writing their own diary as Aya using all of the skills they have learnt. We can't wait to put some great work up on the website.
In maths the children have been looking at multiplication and using formal methods in order to solve trickier questions. They really enjoy Times table Rockstars and I know they will have a great time having a go on it this week for home work!
In the afternoon, the children have been designing their own torches and in a few weeks time will be making some of their own in class (more information on this is to follow in a seperate letter.)
From our 'Island Born' unit the children have written some fantastic stories. We are currently publishing them today in their best handwriting and a wonderful display will be made to feature some of their work. Other pieces are going to be displayed around the classroom.
I look forward to sharing with you the display once it is created and some of your children's wonderful work.
What have year 4 been getting up to this week (W/B 4/10/21)
Year 4 have been having a great week and it is so great to see lots of children get involved in the star of 'Walktober' we are so proud to see so many children telling us they are walking into school!
Every week, the children will be able to create something around the theme of 'Walktober'. This week they have been designing certificates for the travel cup and Miss Hodgen will be selecting a winner which will be announced in due course. Some great examples will be shared soon with you.
This week in English, the children have been planning their diary to write around the character of Aya. They have enjoyed really thinking about the thoughts and feelings of Aya in this story and I am excited to share some final published versions with you next week.
In maths, the children have been working on thier division and using a range of formal methods to complete division questions. Please continue playing Times table Rockstars at home or just practising their times tables with them as this skill is so important. Thank you for your support with this.
On Monday 11th October 6pm you are invited to a parent open evening where the Year 4 team will share with you the year 4 curriculum and other events which will be happening in Year 4 this year. We hope we will see a lot of you there.
I look forward to seeing some of you on Monday and sharing with you what Year 4 get up to next week.
Year 4 Curriculum information
Below, is information which was shared about the Year 4 curriculum and also other information on Trips and events that will be happening in Year 4 this year.
Please have a look through and any questions enquire with your child's class teacher.