Year 4

Class Page for Year 4

Hello Year 4 and welcome!

Mrs. Power here. It was great to meet most of you on our move up day and I am very excited to be teaching you while you are in Year 4. As you know, Mrs. French is also going to be teaching you but not until after we have our October half term holiday. Until then, I will teach you every day with Mrs. Oyamburu. When Mrs. French comes back she will then teach you on Monday and Tuesday and I will teach you on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Things you need to know!

The lockers are back in use so you can bring a small bag in with the things you need for school and after school clubs.

We will give you a home/school folder and reading diary which must be in school EVERY day please.

We will give out new spellings on a Tuesday and test you on the old ones that day too. There is a yellow book that you need to bring to school for this.

Tuesday on a Week B (see list of week A/B dates here) is PE so please come dressed in your PE kit.

Thursday is a busy day! Please hand in any homework on this day. We will also change reading books and check your reading diary on this day too. In Week A you will have PE with Onside (again, come dressed in your PE kit) and in Week B you will have Mrs. Dixon teaching you Art.

Friday is the day when we do our Number Club test and when homework gets handed out. We will focus on English one week and Maths the other. Occasionally there will also be topic homework, but this will be INSTEAD of English or Maths.

What will we be learning?

The first few weeks we will be spending time getting to know each other, setting up our class rules and voting for our Class Ambassadors, Student Council and Sports Council representatives. There are also lots of classroom monitor jobs to choose from too.

PSHE will be about Healthy and Happy Friendships which is a really important area for us to look at to get the year off to a good start.

The text we are reading for English is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will link this to our reading and writing and will be learning some new sentence types to make our writing even more awesome!

Please read regularly at home – 20/25 minutes at least 3 times a week is the aim and a mixture of reading to an adult and reading to yourself is absolutely fine. A bookmark with useful questions to ask and answer will be coming home soon.

In Maths, we will be looking at data: making graphs, bar charts and pictograms. We then move on to place value before covering addition and subtraction and shape in the next half term.

TTRS is something we use to consolidate our times tables and to help us recall the facts quickly. This helps in so many areas of Maths. TTRS passwords have been handed out and can be found in your reading diary – please keep these safe and secret. Please practise 3 or 4 times a week for 5 minutes; you can follow the link here.

In History we will be looking at the Romans (one of my favourite History topics!) We will be making kites in DT and learning about gravity and friction in Science. School trips are allowed now so hopefully we will be planning one of those for sometime in the Autumn Term.

Please email with any questions, important information etc and the office will pass this on to the Year 4 teaching team. We always aim to get back to you within 24 hours.  For anything urgent, please do catch one of us, before or after school, or call the school directly on 01926 426020 to arrange an appointment if you need a lengthier chat.