Welcome to Year 4
Our class teacher is Ms Taylor
Our Classroom Assistant's are Miss Shohid and Mrs Figura
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"Welcome to our Year Four Class page. Our Twitter feed to the right will be filled with all our latest news and Tweets, please give the year 4 twitter account a follow to see all the lovely activities we do in class. Below you will find information you may need to help your child in Year Four. It is a wonderful privilege to teach your child for this year; if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask." Ms Taylor
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Year Four Classroom Information
School start and finish Times
The doors open at school at 8.50am and lessons begin at 9.00am. School finishes at 3:15pm. Breakfast club is available every day from 8am for a small charge.
Break and Lunchtimes
Morning break is at 10:30 and Lunch is from 12.15 - 1.15. Please send in a piece of fruit for your child to snack on at break time. At lunchtime, your child can play on the all weather pitch if they bring in 'pitch shoes' - an old pair of trainers to change into, which can be kept in school.
A kit consisting of green shorts, black pumps and a white PE T-Shirt is required. Kits should be worn to school on the day that your child has PE. I will send a letter home at the start of each new half term to let you know the day our PE lesson will happen on. The PE kit should be labelled with your child's name. Please regularly check that the kit still fits your growing child. The PE pumps can be left in school for children to put on just before the lesson. As PE can take place outside, a pair of plain black jog pants or leggings can be included during colder winter months.
In September, 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 jewellery must be removed and left at home, including stud earrings.
Daily: In Year 4 the children should read, practise times tables and Common Exception word spellings, alongside practising weekly spelling lists each evening - 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 practice linked to spellings as well as another subject to complete e.g. Maths, English, comprehension or Topic Work. The children can also access maths practice from WRM here
Currently, Reading Books are sent home on a Friday and are due back in school on a Monday. Parents are asked to complete the reading record and should question their child about what they have read, using the questions on the bookmarks. 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
We encourage children to make healthy choices, and after consulting with the class, we have decided that a reading book for our class Library would be a great way to celebrate any birthdays in year 4, rather than sweets or cake. Your child knows how much we all love to read in year 4, and any books bought for our class library to celebrate a birthday will have a special certificate added to the front so that children know who has brought the book for us to enjoy.
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.
Additionally, we have a jar that we fill with cubes earned through collaborative working and good choices for behaviour. This is to encourage the children to be supportive of peers and to foster good choices from all children, not just some. The children feel that this helps them to work better as a team, and are extremely motivated by the reward day of their choosing at the end of each term.