Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 we continue to focus on independence and resilience towards learning. Expectations are high; the Seven Secrets of Success are central to our school's ethos, as they are crucial to achieving lifelong success. Positive attitudes towards learning where children feel able to try new techniques, persevere and support each other are encouraged at all times.
We believe strongly in a creative curriculum. Links are made across the subjects within all academic areas (where possible), engaging pupils and making learning interesting, fun and relevant.
Ms Harcup - Class Teacher
Miss Lambert - Teaching Assistant
What can Parents do?
The most important thing that parents and carers can do at home to support their child’s learning is regular reading followed by discussion about the book .Children are expected to read to an adult at home 5 times a week for ten minutes each time. They need an adult to sign their home school diary each time in order to collect their reading tokens, and to be ticked off on the homework sheet. The week runs from Friday to Thursday in preparation for the Rewards Assembly on a Friday morning.
Homework is usually given out on a a Wednesday and is then due in on Monday morning. It will vary between weekly tasks and longer creative work. The children will have 2/3 weeks for creative homework. If homework is not completed or the children have not read at home during the week they will attend homework sessions run during Tuesday and Thursday playtimes (supervised by a teacher) to support them in completing work set outside the classroom.
Spelling and Tables
Spellings will be worked on and learned in class. There will be a test in school and children will be expected to work on their Common Exception Word list in their own time; these will be tested half termly. Tables will be given out every Friday and children will be tested the following Friday. Feel free to practise in the homework book and use Education city to increase motivation.Times Tables Rockstars is an excellent site for regular tables practise, fun and child friendly. Building their confidence with the tables up to 12 will provide them will an excellent foundation for their mathematical development.
Ensuring your child has a healthy diet and a balance of activities both indoors and outdoors will prepare them well for life and learning. Although many children attend clubs, a visit to the park or a board game with friends and family will help set up good patterns of behaviour for the future. Please ensure your child has enough rest and sleep before coming to school. Turn off screens at least one hour before bed.
All uniform, including PE kit must be named. Kit should be in school on Monday and taken home on Friday.
In Year 4 we learn to play an instrument. This year we are learning how to play the clarinet. Lessons are every Thursday afternoon, children take the instrument home to practise each week.