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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 Classes

Our classes and teachers in Year 4 are:

VICIOUS VIKINGS GROOVY GREEKS SMASHING SAXONS
Teacher: Teacher: Teacher:
Mrs Davies Mrs. Murphy/ Mrs. Ashton Miss Poland

 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Callendar

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.

Year 4 Targets for Reading Writing and Maths

Reading

Books

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.

Diaries

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

Accelerated Reader website www.ukhosted59.renlearn.co.uk/2234139

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 week 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:

Games to play
www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

BBC Bitesize games and activities
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar

Games and activities
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy

Mathematics

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.

Here are some useful websites to help your child’s maths learning at home:

Problem solving games:
www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

Mental Maths games:
www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

BBC Bitesize activities:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

Homework

Your child will have a home learning book and will be set different tasks each week.

Books are collected every week. 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

Year 4 expectations booklet 2017

Year 4 Parent Welcome Booklet Spring Term 2018