Year 4 is an exciting year for your children; it is full of wonderful learning opportunities. We aim to make your children independent, confident and responsible learners. In Year 4, we expect them to follow the school’s behaviour policy and for them to show respect to others, the school and most importantly, themselves. We are looking forward to the year ahead working with you and your children.
Mrs K. Fretwell 4KF teacher Year group leader
Mr B. Mehew 4BM teacher
Mrs A. Varty 4AV teacher
Mr A. Roxburgh 4AR teacher
Mrs S. Prince HLTA
Mrs N Goodyear LSA
Mrs L. Mason LSA
Mr K Wallbank Learning Mentor
Homework will be set on Mirodo for Monday (9:00 am) and needs to be completed by the following Monday (9:00 am). The children will be set a Maths or English task each week.
Children will also be set weekly spellings on Google Classroom. They will be set 10 spellings based on a spelling rule. They will be tested every week. Please encourage your child/ren to practice their spellings daily.
Reading records and AR
Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record it in their reading records. Every week, their reading records will be checked by their class teacher. Children who read more than 4 times a week will be put on the star. As the children are now in Year 4 they can take responsibility to write in their reading records themselves. Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.
We still use Accelerated Reader to quiz the children’s reading comprehension and check that they are reading books at the correct level. This takes into account their fluency (how well they read the words and can work out how to say them) and their comprehension (their understanding of what is happening, characters feelings and motives, the underlying understanding of the text).
By the time children reach Year 4, they should know the x2, x3, x4, x5, x8, x10 tables. In Year 4 our focus is to complete the times tables to x12. It is important that they learn their times tables and are confident with them in order to succeed and progress in maths lessons. Children are expected to spend at least 10 minutes on TT Rockstars every day. At the end of Year 4 there is a statutory test based on all of the times tables.
Year 4 have PE every Monday and Wednesday. The children must come to school on those days wearing their PE kit. They will keep their PE on for the day. Please send a spare pair of shoes to school with your child, in case the pair they are wearing get muddy.
During Autumn 1, 4AR will be going swimming every Wednesday morning. Please send your child to school on a Wednesday with their swimming gear underneath their P.E. kit and their towel and clean underwear in a separate bag.
A few reminders
- all long hair is tied up coming to school and earrings are taped or removed for PE lessons.
- your child brings a water bottle to school every day.
- your child brings a healthy snack to have at break time (e.g. a piece of fruit). Please note that there is no Tuck shop.
- your child brings their reading book, reading record, pencil colours, a pencil, sharpener and eraser to school daily.
- your child knows how they are getting home at the end of the school day.
- your child brings a coat to school on cold/wet days.
We will have contact with you throughout the year but if you have any questions or concerns and wish to speak to us, please contact the school office who will direct your communication to us. We want the very best for your children and would love to work with you to ensure your children reach their full potential in Year 4.