Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome everybody to the Year 4 section of the website. 

Class Teachers: 4W Mrs Buckley and Miss Singleton

4S Miss Bostock

4H Mrs Carroll

LSAs: Mrs Garner, Miss Bradshaw, Mrs Johnson and Miss Henshall

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

A message from your teachers!

A message from your teachers! 1

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 the following Monday. Children who get full marks on the test will receive a celebratory certificate to bring home. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle 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.

 

Maths

Fractions and decimals

Our focus this half term is fractions and decimals. 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: __________

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. Why don't you ask me to keep you up to date with what is happening to the characters in the story each week?

 

In writing, we are focusing on the key skills of using fronted adverbials to open sentences in a variety or ways to keep our writing interesting and using a wide range of conjunctions to join and extend our sentences in different ways. We continue to think about our language choices and the use of expanded noun phrases to describe accurately. Where appropriate, we are including direct speech in our writing. 

Science

Our science focus this half term is Animals Including Humans. We will also be learning about habitats in this topic. We will be learning about food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. We will understand that there are a variety of ways you can group living things and that changes in the environment can sometimes pose a danger to the animals and living things that live there.

Religious Education

This term in RE, we are learning about why the Bible is important to Christians today and what we can learn from religion about what is right and what is wrong.