Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4, we will spend time learning and consolidating our times tables facts. This will be key to our maths learning as the children will need to be able to recall all facts at speed.  We will be challenging the children to push themselves as readers, exploring new genres and text types. We will be encouraging the children to become ever more independent learners and thinkers, asking questions to deepen their learning. We will be exploring vocabulary in all areas of the curriculum, getting the children to use this rich language in their speech and in their writing.  Most importantly, we will be encouraging the children to foster and develop relationships with each other which allows them to have fun and enjoy themselves. We are looking forward to our Year 4 camp in 2024.

Useful Information

PE

Children in Teal and Aqua class have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please remember to wear PE kit on both of these days. 

In Terms 3 and 4, Aqua class are swimming on Tuesdays so will need to bring their kit for this in a separate bag. They will need a swimming costume, a pair of goggles and a towel.

Reading

As a part of our homework, we ask that children have read and recorded this in their reading records a minimum of four times per week. We aim to check this everyday and will always have checked this and signed it by the end of the week.

Children have been assessed on Accelerated Reader and will have a reading book that is matched with their level. Children will take quizzes throughout the year to measure progress and improve the level of books they can take home.

Class books we will read this year: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo, Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars, The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, Charlotte’s Webb by E.B White and Varjak’s Paw by S.F Said.

Spellings

Spellings will be outlined on the homework sheets and will carry across 2 weeks. We now test them fortnightly as it links in with the spelling pattern we focus on in class. As a result of this, there may be more spellings than the children have had in previous years but they will still only be tested on 7 of these.

Children will be placed in spelling groups that have spellings that are best suited to them.

Homework

Homework will be given each week and consist of 4 main sections:

  • English; a SPAG rule that would have been covered that week in class
  • Maths; Doodlemaths and Times Table Rock Stars
  • Curriculum Subjects; an enquiry based question
  • Spellings

Questions on the homework sheet will be tailored to the level the child is currently working.

Our Learning

Details of learning in our class can be found in Our Learning pages. The curriculum map below is a summary overview for the year.

Y4 Curriculum Map

Year 4: Aqua & Teal Updates

Further Reading

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