Welcome to Year 4 Welcome to Year 4 Welcome to Year 4
Class Teacher: Mrs E Douthwaite-Davies
Support Staff: Mrs A Harrop
Welcome to Year 4! In Year 4, we strive to deliver an engaging curriculum that will excite children and develop their curiosity. Through this curriculum, children will develop a wide range of vocabulary along with reading, writing and oracy skills. They will learn through a range of practical and written tasks and we will provide them with first hand experiences to support their learning wherever possible.
We are always on the playground after school and Mrs Harrop is outside every Thursday morning, so please do not hesitate to speak to one of us on the playground if you need to or make an appointment through the office.
Children will have P.E twice a week: indoor and outdoor. They will need a full P.E kit in school every week. The P.E kit will consist of black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a red or white plain t-shirt, with or without the school logo. Trainers or pumps are also required. In colder weather, children will still have P.E outside so will need a warm jumper, fleece or hoodie.
P.E is always outside on a Tuesday. Please see the timetable below to find out when the indoor session will as this can change each half term.
We expect your child to be heard to read at least 3 times a week. They should be listened to read out loud by an adult who then records and signs it in their reading record.
There will be spellings for them to practise at home every week ready for a test each Monday.
Each week, your child will have a set of number facts and times tables to learn for a test every Wednesday.
Encouraging them to spend a little bit of time each day learning these will really make all the difference.
In the Summer term, Year 4 will have to take a national multiplication test, so it is also essential that your child practises these facts regularly up to 12x12.
Please allow your child to access TT Rockstars/Numbots, Active Learn and Spelling Frame (apps or online) to support their learning at home. Their unique login information will be in their reading record.
Your child's reading record is checked every Friday and a label is stuck in with their spelling and number facts scores - you must sign this to show you have seen it and discussed the scores.
Children get fruit for a playtime snack everyday. We ask that you send them in with £1 to cover the cost of this every Monday.
In Year 4 we use Class Dojo to share how your child has been doing in school. You will receive a parent login to access this. You will also be able to communicate with me through this or the class email address.
Useful Sites for Home Learning:
Hit the Button and wordwall.net (maths practise)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - Select age group (key stage 1 or 2)
Some Useful Documents:
Welcome to YEAR 4