Year Four

Hello, and Welcome to Year 4!

This year, the Year 4 team is me, as the main class teacher, and Mr Singh, who will be with the class every day to support with learning.

We are very much looking forward to be being back at school and making the most of this academic year. There will be a few changes in class this year and most of them are listed underneath. We will be having a very busy term and it will be filled with lots of exciting new learning.

 

Mrs L Steel

Teacher Year 4

Mr R Singh

Teaching assistant Year 4

Autumn Term 2022

Maths Toggle

We will be using White Rose Maths for our lessons. We will be learning about: place value (numbers up to 10000, rounding and partitioning); addition; subtraction; multiplication; division and geometry. The schemes of learning can be found here.

Writing Toggle

Children will be using the Pathway scheme. I have added some photos of the texts we will be using: Gorilla (a story) Zeraffa the Giraffa (which has links to our history topic on the Egyptians); and Leon and the Place Between (a fantasy story about the circus).

Reading Toggle

Children will continue to use Accelerated Reader to quiz. They will be expected to bring in their reading diary everyday to show they have been reading at home. We appreciate your time and support by signing your child’s diary to show that they have spent time reading daily at home. We will be having daily guided reading lessons where we will learn how to support our reading using the reading GEMS.

History, Geography, Art and DT Toggle

In history, we will be learning about the Egyptians. In geography, we will be learning about rivers. Our art project covers working on a variety of drawing techniques, and for DT we will be making book sleeve covers.

Science Toggle

We will be learning about electricity

Computing Toggle

We will be learning about coding.

Modern Foreign Languages Toggle

In Spanish, we will be having lessons with Junior Jam with a specialist Spanish teacher.

Music Toggle

We will be having weekly lessons with Junior Jam.

RE Toggle

We will be learning about Christianity, including special celebrations such as Harvest and Christmas.

PSHE Toggle

We will be learning how to manage our mental health and wellbeing.

Additional Information

PE lessons Toggle

Your child’s PE lesson will be on Wednesday for swimming and Thursday for gym PE.

They can bring the gym kit, including suitable trainers or plimsolls in on a Monday and leave in class for Thursday.

On a Wednesday for swimming, please ensure that your child brings a swimming kit to school. They will take it home on Wednesday evening.

Children should not wear jewellery on their PE days. Girls need to make sure they have long hair tied back and a short hijab if preferred, and a swim cap on swim days.

Homework Toggle

All homework this term will be shared through Class Dojo. It will be posted on Fridays and it will be due in the following Friday. Please ensure your child completes their homework and that they take responsibility for their home learning. The homework will consist of; spellings, maths and grammar.

Reading books Toggle

Reading books will be used as normal and the children will be able to take home reading books and reading records as they wish. When the children have finished their book, they will bring it back to class. Children are expected to read daily at home and they will need to have their reading diary signed. This will be checked daily during the day at school.

Belongings from home Toggle

The children will not need to bring in anything from home aside from a named water bottle, a packed lunch box (if packed lunch) and a coat. The children should not bring in any pencil cases from home as everything will provided by school.

Drop off and pick up Toggle

In the morning doors will be open from 8.20am and the children can make their way to their classroom as soon as they arrive. Please say goodbye to the children away from the door and allow them to make their own way indoors. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please ring the office to book an appointment or message staff directly on Class Dojo. At home time, please wait for your child to be sent to you. The finish time for all children will be 2.45pm. Please ensure you collect your child promptly.