How is this year group organised?
The year group is divided into 3 classes.
The Class teachers are:
PPA Cover provided by Miss Wright and Mr Cole on a Friday.
Swimming will take place on Fridays.
The teaching assistants based in Year 4 this year are:
General Expectations/Rewards & Sanctions
As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.
We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to key stage two.
Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.
We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this.
Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well!
Our topics are varied:
Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: letters, sounds, spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.
Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.
PE - Spring Term
Each class will have at least one PE lesson a week and a swimming lesson. Please help the children to have their correct kit (all named) on the correct days: Wednesday (indoors) and Friday (swimming). If the weather turns colder, we will encourage children to bring tracksuit bottoms for warmth (blue or black – no hoodies please).
On a Friday the whole school will also be involved in Fit Friday. For this they will need outdoor PE kits.
Children should not wear jewellery/ wristbands in school. They may wear ‘studs’ if they have their pierced ears, however for health and safety, these MUST be removed on PE days prior to coming into school. If your child has only just had their ears pierced, please supply a roll of micro-pore tape which can then be applied over the earrings.
May we also remind you that long hair needs to be fastened back for school.
All home learning is set on a Thursday and should be handed in by the following Tuesday, (or before if they wish). The current focus for our home learning (Spring 1) is Maths (an Arithmetic task) and learning spellings on a weekly basis. We would also like children to be using TT Rockstars as often as possible as we strive for excellence in our times tables in year 4.
We offer a home learning club during a lunchtime for those children who prefer to complete their home learning at school.
Optional topic-related home learning tasks will now be set on the second half of each term. Details to follow in homework books.
The children will be covering the year 4 spelling curriculum including the statutory year 3 / 4 lists. A copy of the year 3 / 4 statutory words has been stuck in the back of the Home Learning Book and the children have a copy in school in their spelling books. We will have a spelling test every Wednesday or Thursday.
Reading (Reading records & Guided Reading)
Please listen to your child read as frequently as possible. The expectation is three 15-minute reads a week and an adult signature recorded in the reading record book which will be checked on a Friday.
Children may change their school reading book as often as they wish, but it is their responsibility to remember to do this!
We thank you in advance for all your support with your child’s reading at home.
Dropping off / Collecting your child
Dropping off - Please ensure your child arrives on time each morning. Children can come straight into class from 8.40am. Your child must be in class in time for the register at 8:55. If your child arrives after 8:55 please make sure they come in through the office, where they need to sign in as late.
At the end of the school day, please wait on the playground near the year 6 mobiles. Your child will be led out and expected to wait with their class teacher. If they are to be collected by someone else, please inform the class teacher. Any children who have still not been collected by 3.25pm they will be taken to the front entrance to await collection. Please note this is something we offer to keep children safe and should not be abused.
If your child is going home with a friend, or different adult, please inform us in the Reading Record. If no note is provided, your child will be taken to the office in order to contact you. This is school policy and ensures your child’s safety.