Welcome to Year Four!
This year, our classes are named after inspirational athletes
Kathrine Switzer class are taught by Miss Byrne and Mrs Singh
Kathrine Switzer has long been one of runnings most iconic figures. Not just for breaking barriers as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.
In 1967, people believed that “women weren’t supposed to sweat. Women weren’t supposed to compete. They were too weak, too fragile, to run” a marathon. Kathrine proved them wrong and paved the way for women being taken seriously in sports!
What an inspiration!
Rob Burrow class are taught by Mr Hirsch and Miss Gill
Year 4 : Things to Know
It is vitally important that your child reads at home as well as at school.
The expectations are that your child reads AT LEAST 4 times a week at home. Reading books can be handed in on any day to be changed, but they MUST be handed in on a MONDAY, along with their reading records. These books need to have been signed by an adult each time your child has read.
This is an extremely important part of your child’s learning. Homework is given out every Friday and MUST be returned to school NO LATER than the following WEDNESDAY.
The homework will be a Learning Log task based on the termly topic, as well as a piece of work for both Maths and Literacy.
Along with their homework every Friday, children will also be given a list of spellings to learn and a times table sheet to help them practise.
Spellings and times tables will be tested the following WEDNESDAY.
PE and Swimming Kit
Please make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit. This includes plain jogging bottoms or shorts, a plain t-shirt or long sleeved top and trainers or pumps. Remember that P.E lessons are done both indoors and outdoors, therefore suitable outdoor trainers will be required.
Kathrine Switzer class have PE on a Thursday.
Both classes take part in swimming on a Wednesday. Children need an appropriate swimming costume, towel and goggles (if necessary). Please do not bring shampoo.
Indoor Shoes and Water
Indoor shoes are an important part of our uniform!
Please send your child with a pair of pumps or other suitable shoes to change into when inside. This protects carpets, keeps indoors clean and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.
Please also provide your child with a water bottle to allow them to have a drink during the day.
Times Table Test
In year 4, we have a new Times table test due in June. Here is a page that fully explains what it will be and look like and contain:
To prepare our children for this, we have been using Times Table Rockstars. This is not just something that they can use at school, they can also use this at home on PC's, Laptops, tablets and even smart phones.
Some helpful documents to support learning in Year 4
This is our Long Term Plan for the year ahead. If you have any questions regarding our learning, please talk to the class teachers.
Below are the Maths guidance for ways of calculating in year 4.
In Maths, we cover many different areas and return to them regularly to consolidate and move the children's learning onto the next level. The link below shows a summary of the main areas of Maths to be covered in each block throughout year 4.
This Autumn term we will be covering unit 1 of Block A,B,C,D and E. The following links show the specific objectives for each block.
Please see the following links for help with our calculation policy for each of the four calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and subtraction.