Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page of the school website

 Teacher: Mrs Hill
Monday - Mrs Norris
 
 
 
Dates for your diary...
Thursday 19th September - Individual photos
Friday 20th September - INSET Day: school closed
 

Happy New (Academic) Year!

Welcome to the Autumn Term, 2019! The children are refreshed and all raring to go. Year 4, we hope you enjoy yourself, work hard and make the most of your time in year 4. 

 We have a busy, fun couple of terms ahead of us! Our overriding theme this term is 'Once Upon a Time' which will involve a wide variety of learning activities, indoors and outdoors.
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Just a few reminders:

  • PE is on a Thursday morning - kits should be in school every day
  • I am out of class on alternate Tuesday mornings  (for planning, preparation and assessment)  and Mrs Norris will cover the class. 
  • Your child should have a named water bottle (with a sports cap) in class every day - the classrooms get hot and stuffy!
  • Your child should be reading outside of school as often as possible - after completing reading a book, your child can write a short review or summary of the book.
  • We change reading books three times a  week. 
Curriculum Hints
 
Our main learning focus for the Autumn term continues to be writing and we will be seeking opportunities to practice and develop our writing skills wherever possible, not only in English lessons, but across the curriculum and beyond. You can help at home by asking your child to help with shopping lists or encouraging them to write letters and notes to other people or why not write a story, a comic book, a poem and share it with our class.
Our writing focus for the term is the correct use of punctuation for dialogue;  writing clearly constructed sentences using the conjunctions when, before, after, while, so because, although; cohesive paragraphs based on given themes and the inclusion of expanded noun phrases. We will have a strong focus on writing for the rest of the academic year, as this is a hugely important skill that the children need to practice regularly in order to apply it effectively across the curriculum.

In Maths,  we are looking at number and place value including Roman numerals, addition / subtraction and multiplication / division strategies and  how to use these in our problem solving and reasoning tasks. The small steps we are following are: Roman numerals to 100, Rounding to the nearest 10, Rounding to the nearest 100, Count in 1,000s Partitioning,  Number line to 10,000, 1,000 more or less, Compare numbers, Order numbers, Round to the nearest 1,000,  Negative numbers

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Learning Behaviours

We are strongly continuing our focus on mindsets, and to actively promote the earning of tokens for fantastic learning behaviour. 

Our learning values are:

Resilient, Determined, Resourceful, Reflective, Responsible and Reasoning

 

Pupils and parents can find further information about Year 4, including photos of activities, links to helpful websites and resources and details of homework, by logging in to eSchools (via the green button at the top of the page).