The Year 4 Team:
Mrs Hainsworth - class teacher
Miss Jones - teaching assistant
Year 4 is an exciting year where we learn to become more independent and eventually get ready for the challenges of upper Key Stage 2.
In our classroom, we want every child to do their best,
as we explore and develop our skills and creativity across a
variety of topics through out the year. We aim to be kind and use 'growth mindset' to be positive and confident in ourselves.
Please contact me by email if you have any worries or concerns or feel that there is something you think would be helpful for me to know, and I will always be happy to help you,
Monday 5th July
Maths - We are working on measures this week - converting grams and kilograms. We will also do some work on bar charts (data).
English - We will be writing in role this week as one of the characters. We will also do a storymap and a 'tell me' grid with our thoughts on the text 'Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf'.
Spellings - Week 3 - Summer Term 3B - ous words where the root word ended with a 'y' or 'our'. Some excellent scores last week in the test. Well done!
Sports day for Year 4 is on Thursday this week at 2.15 (a letter was sent out last week). Children can come to school wearing their PE kit for the day.
Thanks again for all your support.
Mrs Hainsworth & Miss Jones :)
PE is on a Tuesday - full kits and bobbles for long hair is needed.
Spelling test is on a Friday with new words given out for the following week.
Homework is also given out on a Friday due in the following Tuesday.
Reading books also need to be handed in weekly - if your child is a free reader they still need to have their reading record signed on a weekly basis and will be checked by us.
Year 4 Class Curriculum
Please see the curriculum overviews in the relevant term below for details of what we will be learning this year.
Weekly spellings will be shown under Autumn term in the Curriculum section. There will generally be 10 weekly spellings plus an extra 5 most weeks from the statutory Year 3/4 spelling list. New spellings will be given out on a Friday and the test will be on a Friday each week - please support your child in learning them as they do get quite tricky and they will definitely need to practise them at home each week. Certificates will be given out when a child gets all spellings correct over 4 consecutive weeks.
Please listen to your child read as often as possible at home to develop fluency and understanding. Your child will be allocated a day ( see Reading Record) to bring in their book and reading record so that we can check it. It is really helpful if you can sign their record with a date and comment and the pages they have read EVERY time they read, even if they are a 'free reader'. If your child is a daily reader, they will ideally be heard each day at school. This is to give them a boost and push them on further on the scheme so it is vital that they are also heard at home too.
Please encourage your child to read, practise times tables and use Mathsletics at home ( they should have a log in with a QR code for this). They will also be given a homework book with 2 pieces of homework to complete. This will be given on a Friday for the following Tuesday - but can be brought in and handed in on the Monday if they prefer. It shouldn't take long to complete but will help your child to get into a good homework routine. Please support them - it really makes a difference.