Welcome to Year 4.
The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Harber (Class 4), Miss Whitehead (Class 5) and Mr Finklaire (Class 6).
We also have 3 teaching assistants. Mrs Fraser works in Class 4, whilst Mrs Kersley works in Class 5 and Mrs Togwell works in Class 6.
This term our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday (usually indoors) and Wednesday (usually outdoors), however, sometimes we do need to swap our lessons around. For this reason, we suggest that the children bring in their P.E. kits on a Monday and then take them home on a Friday. Swimming will also be introduced during Year Four.
For indoor P.E. children will need a white or a red t-shirt and a pair of shorts.
For outdoor P.E. children will need a white or red t-shirt and a pair of shorts, socks and trainers. They should also make sure they have their water bottle in school so that they can take it out with them. During the colder weather, the children will also need a warm top and tracksuit bottoms.
Each week we will set 3 main pieces of homework - Reading, Spelling and Maths. The homework is designed to help the children consolidate or extend work that they have been doing in class. The importance of reading at home cannot be underestimated and we ask the children to read for at least 10 minutes five times a week and then discuss their book with someone at home. Maths homework will usually take the form of either times tables tasks or a My Maths task. Your child will be given a login for both Rockstars and My Maths.
In addition to reading, spelling and maths, we shall be setting a topic-based project once per half-term. This project will take place over several weeks.
Reading and Spelling homework is set on a Wednesday and Maths is set on a Thursday. They are then due back in on the following Monday morning. It is the children's responsibility to hand the work in on time.
In January 2020, Y4 visited Queen Mary's College Science Centre. They made electrical circuits and found out which materials conduct electricity and which are insulators.