Learning | Achieving | Succeeding
Welcome to Year 4
Wow, what a fantastic year we have ahead of us! We will start the year with a focus on the Hansel and Gretel tale, followed by topics related to the countries of Europe – and that is only the first term!
Important class information
We ask that you make time to read with your child at least three times a week. Please do try to question your child about the fiction/non-fiction text, characters and language used by the author. You may like to ask your child to retell the story in their own words to another adult or child, make key notes on what has been read or complete further research if it is a non-fiction text your child is reading. Encourage your child to change his/her voice as and when new characters are speaking. Demonstrate good reading to your children – it can be great fun! Please ensure that you sign their reading records as the children are working towards our class reading challenge, where they will be awarded a certificate and a book at the end of each half term. Your child will have the opportunity to change their reading books each morning during registration. We ask that your child bring his/her reading book into school each day in order for them to have the opportunity to read with other adults working in Year 4.
Spellings will be sent home weekly on a Thursday so the children can learn, with a dictation, for the following Thursday. There will be Education City investigations and other exciting projects sent home from time to time.
Maths homework will be set on Fridays with activities set on Education City. If you do not have access to the internet, a paper copy of the homework can be provided.
Times tables are a very important part of our maths curriculum and the children must learn most of them by the end of Year 4. Please ask your child, quick fire random times table sums. There are a variety of games to support the learning of times tables on Education City to assist you. Please also make use of the many available learning Apps that can be downloaded onto your smart phone or iPad/tablet. Additionally, YouTube has some fun times table raps, songs and games which you and your child can enjoy together!
Other exciting Home Learning tasks will be sent home from time to time and later in the term the children will be given an open task to complete in a set time frame.
During the Autumn term the children will have P.E. every Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The children will primarily focus on golf skills in preparation for small, friendly competitions against other schools in our local area. The competition will take place during the school day and is hosted by Greenfields Primary School. After half term we will focus on dance and indoor athletics. Swimming will not take place until the summer term.
We really look forward to working closely with you and your children throughout this academic year.
Mrs Parvin and Mrs East (Our fantastic teaching assistant!)