Welcome to Year 4
The adults working in Year 4 are:
Mrs Allen, Mrs Cannon and Miss Colley
Mrs Cannon will be covering Mrs Allen’s management time on a Friday morning and will be teaching the children maths, guided reading and English.
Ash will be in EVERY Tuesday teaching PE.
Miss Peverelle will also be in Year 4 every alternate Thursday teaching Science, RE, PE and Commando Joe’s
Our project this term is ‘Does the environment shape us or do we shape the environment?’ As part of this topic we will be looking at physical and human and geographical features and the sustainability of coal and different energy sources.
Our project will centre around three concept words: change, consequences and sustainability. The children will be exploring what these words mean and making links between these words and their learning.
This year we will continue to use a scheme called Spelling Shed. Every Friday, children will continue to be tested on their spellings and be given new spellings for the following week. These spellings can then be practised by playing games online and earning points.
Your child’s Spelling Shed login can be found in the first page of their reading record.
Reading is a key part of our curriculum and children will be taking a colour-banded school reading book home with them.
Even though your child is now in Year 4, listening to them read, is still as important as ever as it helps them to improve their fluency and intonation when reading.
Please listen to your child read at least three times a week. You may fill in an entry in your child’s reading record if you wish.
All children are expected to know all of their multiplication tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4 and will be completing multiplication tables check in June 2024. TT Rockstars is great for practicing times tables and login details can be found in the
front of your child’s reading diary.
You can also scan the QR code and scroll to the
bottom of the webpage to access all of the
times tables songs we use in school.
Children should bring their PE kit into school to keep on their pegs. Our PE kit consists of a white T shirt and black shorts, joggers or leggings. Your child must be able to remove their earrings themselves for PE lessons.
Year 4 have PE EVERY Tuesday with Ash.
They also have PE EVERY OTHER Thursday with Miss Peverelle.
We will be using Seesaw again this year to set work for children and as a link between school and home so teachers and parents can communicate easily with one another. Parents can also access Seesaw to see some of the work that the children have been completing during lesson time.
Please let school know if you are struggling to connect to Seesaw so we can help you with this.