Year 4

A very warm welcome from Ms Varga.

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!

I 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

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 and are encouraged to regularly update their reading records themselves.  Please encourage your child to do this on their own.

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. The children are then tested on these words the following Friday or as part of their Home Learning.

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.

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. Should you need a copy of our school font (Letterjoin) please don’t hesitate to ask.

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.

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year, therefore we are having a specific, more targeted focus on this area of fluency with daily activities and a multiplication workbook in class.  Multiplication will also form part of the children’s weekly Home Learning.

Resources you might find useful:

Year 4 Maths Workshop

Year 4 Learner

P.E.

Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays in the Autumn term (2021-2022) so please ensure you come in your full (labelled) PE uniform on those days. When working outside, trainers are acceptable part of that uniform but t-shirts, bottoms and sweaters must follow the school uniform rules.

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.

The children are given spelling, reading, Maths/English and occasionally RE tasks online.  A home learning task that requires a worksheet to be completed or a written piece should be placed into a folder clearly labelled and handed into class. It is vital that Home Learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class.

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

Year 4 News