Year 4

A very warm welcome from Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara.

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the useful information you need in order to support your child’s learning at home. Each week spellings will be posted and any important messages will also be shared to ensure that your parents and carers are kept up to date.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates throughout each topic, including pictures to show what we have been learning!

Year 4 is the year of consolidation; the children will build upon and strengthen the foundations in their learning.  During this year, the children will be expected to become even more independent and self-motivated learners.  They will be given lots of opportunities to develop these areas, whilst still having fun!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and successful year in Year 4 and look forward to working closely with you to help your child achieve this.

Religion

Until November, we are focusing on the “ Year of Mercy” throughout the school.  More information about each RE Unit is on the overview below.

English

Reading

Reading records and reading books are checked before Guided Reading sessions. We provide opportunities for the children to change their reading books after checking that the records are signed. Children are expected to read at home regularly.

Guided reading – every child is heard read at least once a week. Although reading ability and enjoyment continues to be important, we will be focusing on developing your child’s inference skills.

Please support your child by asking questions about their reading and hearing them read or read together.

Spelling

Spellings are given to the children on Friday as part of their weekly Home Learning task. The children are given opportunities throughout the week to learn them, find definitions and write them in context. Spellings are based on the Read, Write Inc school scheme with weekly sound patterns, technical words, personal errors such as common words, homophones alongside the statutory spellings.  The children are then tested on these words the following Friday.

Please support your child in learning the rules and patterns, extending them by looking at other words with the same patterns, using them in writing tasks and developing dictionary skills. All spelling lists should be kept in the children’s Home Learning folders.

Handwriting & Pace

Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace. Please use the handwriting policy as guidance to letter formation.

Maths

Please ensure that your child practises mental maths regularly at home to build up his/her skills in number sense, recall of number facts and his/her ability to manipulate numbers mentally. It is best to keep practices short and as much fun as possible.

P.E.

Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure full PE kit is in school on these days. It is not hygienic for girls to do PE in tights, so please make sure they have an extra pair of socks in their kit. On dry winter days children will do P.E. outdoors. For those lessons children can have a tracksuit bottom and top, also hats and gloves. However no scarves for safety reasons.

Home Learning

Home Learning is explained and given out each Friday. It is due back the following Tuesday. In the case that a project has been set, the children will get longer to complete. All Home Learning should be kept in the Home Learning folders. It is vital that Home Learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class.

In order to keep you in touch with your child’s learning, all Home Learning tasks are to be signed. Feel free to write any comments.

If your child has a specific target such as handwriting, punctuation, vocabulary, please remind them before they start their home learning and then to check over at the end. Children may require adult support with home learning in Year 4, particularly with personal targets, so please support your child as necessary.

Dates for your diary

Curriculum Overview for Year 4

Resources

Year 4 News