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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

On this page you will find useful information about our class and get a feel for our expectations in Year 4.

Here at Lickhill, we believe in a creative curriculum, meaning that we believe that links can be made with our discovery topic within all academic areas (where possible). Not only does this engage pupils, but it also makes their learning relevant.

 

Teaching staff

Ms Harcup - Class Teacher

Mrs Sharman - Teaching Assistant

Storm, our class pet

Year 4 is the most fortunate class in the school as they have the responsibility for looking after Storm for the year! He is a friendly, cuddly and lovable rabbit. The children will take turns to care for and look after him by helping to feed him, clean his cage and give him lots and lots of cuddles. If you have any spare carrots, he would love them for a treat.

Picture 1 Ms Harcup
Picture 2 Mrs Sharman
Picture 3 Storm
Picture 4
Picture 5

Weekly Timetable

Day

Activity/Requirements

Monday

  • PE Kit in school
  • Homework due in

Tuesday

  • Swimming

Wednesday

  • Homework given out

Thursday

  • Reading Diary
  • Cornet Lesson

Friday

  • Tables Test
  • Spelling Test
  • Forest School - am (Forest School kit required)

What can Parents do?

Reading

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

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 and 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. Building their confidence with the tables up to 12 will provide them will an excellent foundation for their mathematical development.

 

Life experiences

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.

 

PE

All uniform, including PE kit must be named. Kit should be in school on Monday and taken home on Friday.

Musical Instruments

In Year 4 we learn to play an instrument. This year we are learning how to play the violin. Lessons are every Wednesday afternoon, children take the instrument home to practise each week.

Curriculum

During the two yearly discovery cycle, these are the topics we will cover.

Cycle 1

2019/20

2021/22

Cycle 2

2018/19

2020/21

For Richer For Poorer

Ingenious Machines

Powerful Planet

It’s a Wrap

Invaders and Settlers

Celebrating Diversity

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