The year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Mrs Matthews.
Miss Williamson's class is 4 Ouse and Mrs Matthew's class is 4 Calder.
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:
Superhero research - Can you find out about a superhero?
Family activity - matching time sheet
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.
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. We are trialling this website for the next 5 weeks 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. This week they will be continuing to answer questions about the text: 'Our Teachers are Superheroes.'
In English, the children have been investigating the book 'Eliot Midnight Superhero' and they will be writing a non-chronological report about their own superhero.
In Maths, the children will continue to consolidate and extend their learning relating to subtraction. They will be working upon consolidating and extending their knowledge of time.
Solids liquids and gases is our first Science topic and this week will be carrying out a new and exciting investigation. Can you help Aquaman in understanding some new scientific terms evaporation and condensation?
Design and Technology
This week has been 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. Please look at it when you visit on Wednesday/Thursday during our Parents Evenings.
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
We will no longer be producing weekly newsletter. Newsletters will be produced every half term but this page will be updated weekly so please check back for spellings, learn its and messages.
These will be tested on Monday 22nd October:
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.
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 x7 times tables
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