Welcome to Year Four!
Year 4 Team 23-24 Phase 2 Lead Mrs Jacques White
Rauf Class Teacher Mrs Annalee Blake
Coelho Class Teacher Mrs Jacques White & Miss Charley Dale
Support Staff Miss Kirstie Martin
We are going to be studying and exploring 6 exciting topics this academic year. Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum. These are:
|Autumn 1 (History)||Autumn 2 (Geography)||Spring 1 (History)||Spring 2 (Geography)||Summer 1 (History)||Summer 2 (Geography)|
|How have children's lives changed?||Why are rainforests important to us?||How hard was it to invade and settle in Britain?||Where does our food come from?||Were the Vikings raiders or peace-loving settlers?||What are rivers and how are they formed?|
Multiplication tables are a fundamental part of becoming a competent and fluent mathematician. From June 2019, children in Year 4 will be tested on their multiplication tables. The test will consist of 25 times table questions and will be carried out electronically.
To prepare children for this test, there will be regular practice and an emphasis on children being able to know their multiplication facts quickly and accurately. This will link into weekly homework and be tracked carefully by class teachers.
For more information about the Multiplication Tables Check please visit the links below:
Our priority for home learning is reading. We ask that parents listen to their children read, read with them or read to them a minimum of three times a week. This must be recorded in children's reading records.
All children also have a log in to Timestable Rockstars and will be set weekly home learning focusing on fluently recalling timestable and division facts; this prepares children for the Year 4 Timestables Screening. There will also be weekly Spelling Shed activities set via the Edshed platform, focusing on specific spelling rules.
Each half term there will also be a home learning project which will be linked to our driver topic. These projects will allow children to explore further an element of the topic we are studying and apply what we have learnt in lessons to new information.
Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:
Spelling and Grammar
Keeping parents informed
Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, listen to the children read, join in with the children’s experiences and possibly volunteer to go on school trips. Our half termly newsletters will be sent home and can be accessed through the school newsletter tab above.