Welcome to Year 4. Our teacher is Miss Hartney and our teaching assistant is Mrs Jones.
Mrs Duckworth is in Year 4 on Wednesday mornings. Our midday assistant is Mrs Taylor.
The school day starts at 8.45am when children enter from the KS2 playground and come straight into class and complete their morning Maths work. The school door closes at 9:00am. This is also a time where we work on any misconceptions from the previous day so this first 30 minutes of the day is a vital time to revise skills learnt and correct any errors so being on time is crucial.
Children can be collected from the KS2 playground at 3.15pm. Please allow them to walk to the main playground area with their class so they can be safely dismissed, if they go home without a teacher knowing it can cause worry.
We communicate regularly through Class Dojo, please check regularly for updates and reminders and use this to let us know if there are any issues you would like help with.
Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be back in school by the following Friday. If brought in before Wednesday children will earn 5 dojos!
This Term The School Topic is Great Britain
In History we are studying The Romans in Britain
In Science we are classifying British Animals
In Geography we are looking at Rivers and how they are formed
In RE we are looking at What it is like to be a Hindu in Britain
Our P.E days are Thursday and Friday.
PE Kit This is important because the children get changed for both hygiene and safety reasons. They need white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or pumps.
They can also have black jogging bottoms for outdoor PE if they wish.
For safety reasons jewellery should not be worn during PE lessons this includes ear rings.
We encourage healthy eating in school and as such all snacks for break time must be healthy options. The children are not allowed to have crisps or chocolate etc at break time. Thank you for your continued support on this.
All the children have been allocated a reading book based on the results of school reading assessments which will be reviewed on an on going basis. This book can be changed on a Friday. It is vital that you read with your child regularly to ensure they make progress, increase their confidence in all areas and studies at home show that it is excellent for well being.
As you will already be aware we have our new Reading Challenge ongoing in school! Many children are already well on the way to getting their Bronze certificate in the next few weeks! Please see the school reading page for further details.
Keep up the good work!
After Year 4 in order to be able to access the correct level of Maths learning it is vital that the children know their Times Table. To support with this, the Government have introduced a nation wide tables test which your child will take in June 2023. To support them with their learning it would be great if you can practice times tables with them regularly. Thank you.
Great websites to support learning
Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash
All children have access to TT Rockstars to support their tables practice and Purple Mash to support all areas of the curriculum.
BBC Bitesize has fantastic lessons which can support for topic based home work!
TT Rockstars is brilliant for practising times tables skills, the children have their own login for this.
Here is a website to practice for the Multiplication Tables Check for year 4 in June: