Welcome to Year 4
Our class teacher is Mrs Bell
Our Classroom Assistants include:
Mrs Figura, Mrs Haider and Mrs O'Brien
A message from your teacher...
"A very warm welcome to our Year Four Class page. Our Twitter feed to the right will be filled with all our latest news and Tweets. Below you will find information you may need to help your child in Year Four. It is a wonderful privilege to teach your child; if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask." Mrs Bell
If your child is well, but needs to self isolate, please support their education by having them log into Google Classroom each school day with the account details that we sent home. Here are some helpful slides on pupil use of Google Classroom
Click on Year 4 Long Term Plan 2020 /21 for overview of what will be covered in Year 4 this year.
Our weekly timetable can change each half term. Our current version is here
Year Four Classroom Information
School start and finish Times
The school Day for Year 4 starts at 9.00 and finishes at 3:15pm.
Break and Lunchtimes
Morning break is at 10:40 and Lunch is from 12.15 - 1.15. Children can fall and get wet or muddy, so a pair of jog pants can be sent in to wear over their uniform during break. Your child can play on the all weather pitch if they bring in 'pitch shoes' - an old pair of trainers to change into.
A kit consisting of green shorts, black pumps and a white PE T-Shirt is required. Kits should be left in school. These should be labelled with your child's name and should come in on the first day of a new half term and will be sent home on the last day for washing. Please regularly check that the kit still fits your growing child. As PE can take place outside, a pair of jog pants or leggings can be included.
After Easter, we begin our Swimming Lessons, which are part of the PE curriculum. Please Note, The Swimming Baths have strict disciplines with regards to what is allowed at the pool. Please make sure your child brings appropriate swim wear and a towel.The baths have requested that long hair be tied up and covered by a Swimming Cap.Swimming trunks must not be longer then the middle of the upper thigh and should be close fitting. All jewelry must be removed and left at home.
Daily: In Year 4 the children should read, practise times tables and learn spellings daily - approximately 20 - 30 minutes each day.
Weekly: Additional homework is given out and explained on a Friday to be returned the following Monday. It may include handwriting practise linked to spellings as well as another subject to complete e.g. Maths, English or Topic Work.
Currently, Reading Books are sent home on a Tuesday and are due back in school on a Thursday, to be quarantined before changing. Parents are asked to complete the reading record and should question their child about what they have read. Children are asked to read daily and read books they have from home. They are also encouraged to listen to audio books
All Year 4 children in England sit a Government set Multiplication Tables Check , which will be held in June. It is important that children practice each day, not just to be ready for their test; but to help their progress in Maths. As the test will be held online, it is strongly recommend that children practice daily by using Times Tables Rock Stars All children have been given a username and password.
A half termly spelling booklet is sent home for children to practise for a few minutes each day ready for their spelling test. The complete booklet of Spellings for Year 4 can be viewed & downloaded here
Individual children are rewarded in Year Four with raffle tickets. These are collected by the children per half term and the prize draw carried out out on the last day of the half term.
House points for children are also awarded daily and the total added up each Friday.