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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

2021/2022

 

The Year 4 Team:

Mrs Hainsworth - class teacher

Miss Jones - teaching assistant

Miss Barnes - special support assistant

Mrs Patel - special support 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,

year4homelearning@st-margarets.bury.sch.uk

School begins at 8:55 each day.  The children are to assemble on the top playground outside the Y4 classroom.  At home time, the children will be brought onto the top playground at 3:30 outside the classroom, unless they are booked into Smarties.

 

Year 4 Weekly News

 

Monday 18th October 2021

 

Star of the Week

Well done to Isla for great writing and presentation in all her English work, and Well done to Kyla for working hard and great maths.

 

Maths

We are doing a little bit more on grid multiplication (the children have picked up this method really well). We will also work on times table function machines. This week we will learn to divide by chunking.

 

English

We will complete a 'Tell Me grid' with our opinions of the text. We will also look at examples of plurals in the text. We will retell a section of the story in our own writing. 

 

Spelling

Term 1B Week 1 - sion words again.

 

Please remember parents' evening on Thursday afternoon/evening - you should have received your time. It will be a withheld number.

 

Thank you for all your support this half term.

Year 4 Staff

 

Please remember...

 

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday this year- full kits should be worn for the full day and put on at home, so no need to bring a PE bag this year.  Trainers will be better than pumps this year as the children will be outside as much as possible for PE lessons. Bobbles for long hair are needed.  

 

Spelling test is on a Friday with new words given out for the following week. 

 

Homework is also given out on a Friday and is 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. 

 

Spellings

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. 

 

Reading

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. 

 

Homework

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.

Y4 Objectives in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science

A guide for using Mathletics which might help. Well done to those that have been using it!

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