Year 4 2018 - 2019

Miss Beckwith

Year 4 Teacher and Modern Foreign Languages Lead

Mrs Bennett

Year 4 Teacher and Music Curriculum Lead

Mrs Smallwood

Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Year 4!

Our Year 4 teachers are Mrs Bennett and Miss Beckwith who are assisted by Mrs Smallwood.

 Here, you will find information about what we do in Year 4. You will be able to see photographs of some of our work and see some of our displays.

Every child has a guided reading session once a week and where possible, they are heard to read individually by the LSA or teacher. Children will be given plenty of opportunities to read during the week: whole class reading, guided reading in small groups, independent reading and buddy reading. Please encourage your child to read their own books at home for literal understanding and inference. Please ensure your child's reading record is signed at least once a week.

This year the children will prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. We support this preparation in school through prayer, hymns and regular visits from Father Tim.

Year 4 have a wonderful opportunity to learn and play a musical instrument. Every Friday morning, a specialist music teacher will deliver guitar lessons to each class. The children will be given a guitar which is theirs to use during the year. Please take care of these instruments and ensure they are in school every Friday. Remember practice is extremely important for progress.

Year 4's PE days are Monday and Tuesday please ensure children have wear their kits on that day!

Thank  you for your support.

 

Homework Year 4

In Year 4 Homework is set on a Monday and should be completed and brought into school for the following Monday. Homework will take a variety of forms and may consist of a topic based piece of research, a worksheet, SPAG activity etc.  Similarly to Year 3, Maths homework will be set each Monday using the ‘My Maths’ online programme and pupil progress is tracked by the class teacher online. This should be completed for the following Monday. An ongoing Maths topic to be looked at in year 4 is Time. We ask the children to ask questions about time and look at watches and clocks to help them.

Spelling lists are issued on a half termly basis. The children will be tested on a Friday. Should you misplace your spelling list, you will find a copy on our school website on the Year 4 page.

The children are expected to know by heart all of their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.

We are keen to help the children become independent learners, so please encourage them to organise themselves and remember their homework, so that they are developing the skills themselves.

Trips

In Spring 2, Year 4 will be going to the Liverpool Philharmonic on a music trip. We will be seeing a live orchestra in action!

 

Please note: for Spring term 2 Year 4 PE day has changed to a Tuesday!

Things to remember:

Spellings are given out and tested on a Weekly basis

Homework is set each week and this is given out on a Friday.

It is to be completed for the following Friday.

School P.E. kits are needed at all times and Year 4's P.E day's are Monday and Tuesday (For Spring term 2)

Guitars must be in school Friday.

Please remember:

Children should be reading daily.

We have asked children to revise all multiplication facts upto 12x 12 and corresponding division facts.

Links - please click to open

Tablesmaster - Maths times tables

Purple Mash - ICT tool great for our research homeworks

Hit the Button - great for times tables quick fire questions

Problem Solving Activities - maths games

Science- Bitesize - Various games for our topic Changing state

Victorian Britain - Handy facts for our up and coming topic!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499 - Supermovers Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42675177 - Supermovers times tables

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - mindful activities for children

Useful webites to help with preparation in Upper KS2 and for SATS:

www.topmarks.co.uk   (Mental maths games)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=GuessMyNumber

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity13

 

Past SATS test questions online to help speed and accuracy:

 

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/sats/index.html

 

 


 
 

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