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 for this half term week is:
To design and make a Roman artefact which can be used as part of our Roman day. This may be a sword, helmet, shield etc.
Please return homework to school by Thursday 28th February.
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 and are now working towards completing their silver award and gold awards.
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. The children are working upon the Jeremy Strong text 'Romans on the Rampage.'
In English, the children are working upon 'Pablo and Jane and the Hot Air Contraption.' This novel is recording like a comic book and the children are really enjoying it.
In Maths, the children will be working upon consolidating and extending their knowledge of the four operations.
The children have will be completing their Electricity topic and starting a new and exciting topic next half term.
Design and Technology
We will be designing, planning and making this half term - keep your eyes open for developments.
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.
Year 4 Newsletter
Dates for the diary:
Friday 15th February
Spellings to be tested on Monday 25th February:
Homework has been set.
PE will take place on Thursday with Mr Hannington. This half term the children are taking part in dance lessons with Jodie from Dance Xplosion.
Pease ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kits
Year 4 Multiplication Test
As of 2020, children in Year 4 will be sitting a Year 4 Multiplication test set by the government. The children this year, will be sitting a practise test in Summer 2019. This test will test all the times tables up to 12x12. The test will be interactive and below are some sites to practise.
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 revisiting and revising the x11 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