Welcome to Year 4
During this year at school, your children will be continuing to develop independence in their learning. We aim to encourage them to have a love of learning that will last them a lifetime.
Year 4 is an action-packed time, with many opportunities for the children to immerse themselves in learning, whilst building upon those essential skills developed in previous years. We believe by the end of the academic year your child will have much to celebrate and reflect on, not just academically but personally too.
Mrs Monks and Mr Lowe
January 2020 update
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. We had a great start to Year 4 and we are looking forward to continuing this. The children were given so many wonderful opportunities both in and out of the classroom. We would like to give a special mention to Mr Tacon for the live music session that the children took part in and Mr Dunn for working with the children to write and produce a Christmas song, and also to GCHQ for hosting such an informative class trip. We would also like to thank all the parents, grandparents and older siblings for attending the performance poetry assembly and for helping to make Christmas decorations. We really do appreciate it and we hope to organise many other opportunities over the next two terms.
This term our theme will be ‘Remarkable Rainforests’. Where possible the subjects will be linked to this theme.
The children produced some amazing homework last term and were rightly proud of their home learning display. Once again, we have given the children a topic-based homework sheet that they will use throughout the term. Each completed activity can then be crossed off the attached homework grid. We look forward to seeing their first piece of homework soon!
Your child will continue to be given work in their spelling journals every Friday, so please make sure their spelling journals are in school on that day. The children work hard to learn the spelling rules and they are now beginning to apply these rules in their writing.
We have been very impressed with the way the children have been using their reading records and also for the support they are receiving from home. Please continue to sign their reading records at least three times a week and encourage your child to make book recommendations or write reviews. They do enjoy sharing these with the class.
Last term, we introduced a Superhero Times Table challenge in class and the children are working hard to have a secure knowledge of both their times tables and related division facts. We appreciate your support in this.
We are very excited about our trip to East Barnby later in the year. We will arrange a meeting for later on this term and provide you with all the necessary information.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or concerns.
Kind regards and thank you once again for your support.
Mrs Monks and Mr Lowe
The children have P.E. every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure their P.E. kit is in school on these days.
Your child will be given work in their spelling journals every Monday, which will need to be returned to school every Friday. The children are expected to learn the spelling pattern and rules in order to encourage independence in their writing. We have also included the Year 3 and 4 spelling list from the curriculum to assist you.
We want to encourage your child to be a successful reader, with a love of reading. Please encourage your child to read and record any comments in their reading record. These records need to be in school daily and signed at least three times a week.
It is vital that your child knows all the times tables up to 12x12. It is a skill that is used in many areas of maths that the children will be covering this year. In addition, the government have introduced a times table test for children at the end of Year 4. In order to prepare for this the children will have a times table to focus on each week and we will also be challenging the children to complete a variety of times table questions in a given time. We appreciate your support in this.
The children have been given the challenge of completing as many of the topic inspired homework as possible. Each completed activity can then be crossed off the attached homework grid.