WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
Wow! We’re finally back! I hope you are all feeling hopeful and excited about the term ahead though I understand this is probably mixed with a little uncertainty. We will navigate our way through this half term as best we can, ensuring everyone’s health and wellbeing is our number one priority. Lots of plans are in place to try and make sure our transition back into full time school is nurturing and focuses on the needs of the children. If you need to come and speak to me at any point, do not hesitate to see me at drop off/pick up or email. Please see all of the relevant information below about the term ahead including the ‘Meet the teacher’ PowerPoint. These meetings are being held on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th September straight after school.
http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year4 – This link will allow you to access the full Year 4 curriculum.
Here is the long term plan, giving a brief overview of the learning which will be covered in Year 4 over the course of the academic year.
This half term our topic will be ‘Potions.’ Please find below a link to an overview of the learning we are doing across the curriculum this term.
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a times or divide table to learn. By the end of Year 4 the expectation is that children will know their times tables up to 12 and the related division facts and will complete the Multiplication Table Check in summer. The table your child needs to learn each week will be written in their Reading Record along with their other homework. They will be tested every Friday so please ensure children have their small red book in school to stick their test into. Each child has an individual login for an app called Times Table Rockstars where they can practise the table which has been set for that week. If you lose your login details, let me know and I can reissue them.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths or English homework on alternate weeks in their CGP booklets. This will always be linked to the learning we have been doing in class. The children will write the page that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week. If you are finding something on your child’s homework difficult please come and speak to me and I can show/explain the best way to support your child.
Reading; Now that your child is in Juniors we will not be listening to them read on an individual basis as often. However, please be assured we will be monitoring the progress of their reading very carefully through activities such as group reading during ERIC time, comprehension activities during ERIC time and discrete English lessons dedicated to developing reading skills. The expectation is that your child still reads for 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. Your child also has their reading map inside their reading record whereby they can collect rewards and prizes for reading with an adult at home. We will be monitoring how often children are reading at home.
PE Days; Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit on the appropriate days throughout this half term. Our PE days are as follows; Wednesday morning with Primary Stars at the Leisure Centre.
School Clubs; At the moment extra-curricular clubs are on hold. We will let you know of any developments with this. We are still offering wraparound care.
Don’t forget to bring a healthy snack for morning break!
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been learning!