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,
YEAR 4 WEEKLY NEWS
Tuesday 6th October
Hello Year 4,
Last day of home learning - hopefully for a while!
Maths today is revision of 3 digit column addition and English is a continuation of adverbials. The spelling test on Friday will be the week 6 list ( in the Autumn icon). This is due to some of you having learnt the last 2 weeks at home - we will go back to the others and recap them soon hopefully.
Try to read today and complete your school reading book if you haven't already, so that you can change your book.
Have a good day and we are really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
PS I have just checked Google Classroom - only 3 of you have submitted work so far. Remember that it's due by 2pm this afternoon. Many thanks.
PPS spelling test this Friday will be the week 5 list which begins with 'medal'. These are homophones so they are easy spellings but it's important that your child knows the difference in the meaning of the words. Sorry for the confusion ( I thought we had missed more spelling tests than we actually have!!!)
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.