Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome everybody to the Year 4 section of the website. 

Class Teachers: 4HS Ms Hughes and Miss Singleton

4B Miss Bostock

4C Mrs Carroll

LSAs: Mrs Garner, Mrs Johnson, Miss Smith, Miss Wilson and Miss Yates

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 4 team. 

Reading at home

In Year 4, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. Children must have it signed to gain their sticker for the sticker chart. Children who read 5 times a week can earn 2 stickers. A member of the Year 4 team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. 

Homework

Children will be given spellings to learn each Monday spellings should be practised at home each night ready for a spelling test on the Friday. Children who get full marks on the test will receive a celebratory certificate to bring home and have their name on our Super Spellers wall!

 

In the summer of Year 4, children are tested by the government to ensure they know their times tables facts. Those children who do not know them must be further supported in learning these in Year 5 to make sure they can fully access the Upper Key Stage 2 Mathematics curriculum. 

Further information can be found on the government's information page:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process

To support them with this, please ensure they practice for at least 10 minutes a day on TTRockstars. A "little and often" approach is the best way to help them secure these times table facts. 
https://ttrockstars.com/

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Monday. 

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. Children can come to school dressed in their PE kit, as long as it is the proper PE uniform. Otherwise, they will need to bring it in a separate bag.

Swimming 

4B will go swimming on a Tuesday morning and 4HS will go swimming on a Thursday morning. Please can children arrive to school with their swimming clothes with a towel in their bags. 

 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle and healthy snacks to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this). 

 

Mathematics

Place Value

Our focus this half term is number and place value.  We will be focusing on children knowing the value of each digit within a number. We will be identifying thousands, hundreds, tens and ones moving on to problem solving and reasoning challenges. The small steps to success can be found on the Maths curriculum page.

 

 

English

Our shared reading text in class for this half term is: The BFG by Roald Dahl

We will exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions on a Friday to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. 

 

In writing, we will be focusing on using a variety of suitable language features, while continuing to look at a range of texts. Our core text this half term  will be ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will also be looking at non fiction facts files, poetry and letter writing. 

Science

Our science focus this half term will be rocks and fossils. We will look types of rocks and how they are formed. We will compare and group rocks based on their properties. By understanding how each rock is formed, we aim to investigate the permeability of types of soil and how rocks can help us learn about the past. 

Religious Education

Throughout this half term, we will be making connections between stories, symbols and beliefs and identifying similarities and differences between religious festivals across our community.