The year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson, Mrs Allott and Mrs Williams.
Miss Williamson's class is 4 Ouse and Mrs Allot's and Mrs Williams' class is 4 Calder. Mrs Allott teaches for three days and Mrs Williams teaches for two days.
In Year 4 the children will have weekly spellings tests. Tests will take place on the Monday of each week, new spellings will be issued on a Tuesday.
Each child will also receive homework that should be completed and returned to their class teacher. Sometimes this will be a short focused tasks or a longer project. Homework will be normally issued on a Friday to be returned to school by the Thursday of the following week. All children have been issued with a homework book.
The homework this week is:
Design your own festive/winter jumper
Family activity - x6 Multiplication drill
All children have been issued with a home reading record (green and white in colour). These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book. Once the record has been filled in, please ask your child to pass it to their class teacher. In both year 4 classes, the children are completing a loyalty system whereby they receive a sticker per week if they read. In turn, these stickers build up to become merits. Some children have already earnt their bronze loyalty award.
The children will have the opportunity to select books from the school and class library and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children are talking part in one to one reading with their class teachers. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read.
All children have been issued with a login for Fiction Express and a letter has been sent home. The class teachers are now able to see which areas have been completed. It is lovely to see so many of you reading. At present, we are still trialling this website and we welcome feedback. If your child reads a book on the site, then please ask them to record their reading in their home reading record.
The children take part in daily whole class reading comprehension work between 9-9:30am. In week 5, the children will be exploring the Greek Myth 'Hercules and the twelve labours' and be answering questions about these.
In English, the children will be exploring a Greek Myth.
In Maths, the children will be continuing to extend their knowledge of the formal method of multiplication and also working upon division.
The children in both classes really enjoyed their school trip to Think Forensic. During the day, the children were able to cast their own tyre mark; dust for fingerprints, record and analyse their own fingerprints and investigate and document a crime scene. Photographs will follow shortly.
Design and Technology
In Autumn 1 we hosted a Design and Technology week at school. The children have enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including:
- Designing a pair of superhero trainers
- Researching Marvel comic book heroes and creating historical timeline
- Creating a catapult to capture Spiderman's villains
Our D&T work is on display on the school corridors outside Year 4.
In year 4 the children will be taken swimming on Wednesday afternoons.
For each swimming session your child will require the appropriate kit, for girls the ideal swimwear is a one piece bathing suit and for boys above the knees swimwear. No jewellery should be worn for swimming sessions - it cannot be simply covered up. Your child should also have a towel and a bag to carry all of their things.
Go Noodle and Supermovers
Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity. Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice. Both websites are free to use.
You can email the year 4 teachers using the following email addresses:
Year 4 Newsletter
Dates for the diary:
Christmas Jumper day Friday 14th December
Year 4 Christmas Party Tuesday 18th December
Spellings to be tested on Monday 10th December:
Spellings to be tested on Monday 17th December:
Homework has been given.
PE will take place on Thursday with Mr Hannington.
Pease ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kits
Swimming will take place on Wednesday. Please see the swimming letter that has been sent out.
There will be no swimming on Wednesday 5th of December as the children will be performing their production.
Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:
It's Nothing New
The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths tests where they aim to beat their previous score.
In school, we keep tests 1,5 and 10. The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.
The Learn Its for this half term are the x9 times table
BBC supermovers is a brilliant site for learning times tables.
Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below