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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

2022/2023

 

The Year 4 Team:

Mr Perry - class teacher

Miss Jones - teaching assistant

Mrs Ellison - special support assistant

Miss Hardy - 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

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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.

 

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Year 4 Weekly News

 

Monday 23rd January

 

Star of the Week - Well done to Mila for an excellent Egyptian death mask and great work in history :)

 

Spellings

To be tested on Monday 30th January.

Group 1 - Week 4 Term 2A

Nouns ending in the suffix -ation

 

creation
radiation
indication
ventilation
relegation
dedication
demonstration
abbreviation
translation
vibration

5 extra - statutory spellings

surprise
therefore
though
although
thought

 

Group 2 - Week 4 Term 2A

Adding -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y to words of one syllable ending in single consonant after a single vowel

 

patting

patted

humming

hummed

dropping

dropped

sadder

saddest

runner

runny

 

5 extra - common exception words

 

 

Maths - This week in maths we are continuing with our multiplication and division facts and also looking at factors.

 

English - This week we will continue with our 'Power of Reading' text - The Tin Forest. We will compose a group poem and designing our own Tin Forest. Hopefully creating them by the end of the week.

 

Please ensure your child is still practising their tables and reading regularly. Homework for this week will be on Mathletics on Friday - most children are accessing this, if you are still struggling to log in please let us know.

 

Many thanks,

Year 4 Staff

 

Click on the links below for useful tips and guides for keeping children safe online.

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Please remember...

 

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday 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 Monday with new words given out for the following week. 

 

Homework is also given out on a Friday on Mathletics 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.

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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.

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Y4 Objectives in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science

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

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