Year 4 Class Information
Hello, I’m Mrs C Slater and would like to give your child a very warm welcome to Year four. I am extremely excited for the new school year. Please find below some information about the organisation for this school year.
Year 4 Class Staffing:
Mrs Sullivan will support teaching and learning in class throughout the week. This year, Miss Shepherd (HLTA) will cover my PPA time on a Monday morning.
Units of Study:
The subject areas that your child will be covering will be shown on a curriculum overview which will be emailed home at the beginning of each term.
Each week your child will bring homework activities to share with you. Spellings and times tables/division will be sent home every Friday then tested the following Friday. At the beginning of each half term, children will be set an enrichment challenge to be completed in their Learning Journals. These tasks will generally be related to the topic work that they are undertaking. These challenges will provide the children with the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning; children can use their creativity and choose how to present their work. Children will be asked to choose their two favourite challenges from the homework grid and hand them in by end of the half term.
Times table Rockstars
All children have their own personal login details to Times table Rockstars. Please encourage your child to practise this at home for five minutes a day as part of their homework. At the end of year four (June), all children will take part in the DfE’s (Department for Education) statutory times table check.
Reading at Home:
We want to inspire children to read for pleasure at home. Children have books available in class or in the school library for reading at home. I would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to read for at least five minutes a day as part of their homework. It is expected that you sign your child’s reading record at least three times per week to say that you have listened to them read. Comments about fluency, accuracy or confidence can be added to the reading record which should be returned to school every day along with their reading book. Please remind your child to bring their reading book in to school every day.
Reading in School:
The timetable in each KS2 class allows a daily guided reading session in addition to daily English lessons.
Activities taking place may include:
Guided reading with class teacher or teaching assistant;
Independent reading using own choice of book from library, class books or from home;
Follow-up activities e.g. book review, blurb writing etc.
We will have two sessions of P.E. each week, your child will need to come into school in their full PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday. Kit may be required at other times but prior notice will be given.
P.E. Kit – Our PE kit consists of a white t-shirt with the school logo, plain black shorts or black jogging bottoms/leggings, school hoody/jumper and trainers (not pumps as we will aim to be outside as much as possible). Please ensure all kit is named.
I hope you understand our new routines in year four; I very much look forward to meeting you all at some point during the year. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss anything contained within this information sheet or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email or phone school to arrange a time to discuss your queries.