Welcome to Year Four!
This year, our classes are named after incredible animals. These animals may be less well known than others but celebrate the amazing biodiversity around our planet.
Goblin Shark Class is taught by Mrs Sharif, Mrs Bottrell, Mrs Wallace, Mr Sharp and Mr Antonio
Axolotl Class is taught by Miss Bajwa, Mrs Singh, Mrs Wallace and Mr Sharp
Year 4 : Important Information
It is vitally important that your child reads at home as well as at school.
The expectations are that your child reads every day at home. Reading books can be handed in on any day to be changed, but they MUST be brought into school every day 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 Tuesday.
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 practice. These do not need to be returned to school. 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.
Both classes have PE on a Thursday afternoon.
Children should come to school wearing their usual uniform and change into P.E. kit before the lesson.
Both classes take part in swimming on a Wednesday. Children need an appropriate swimming costume, towel and goggles. Please do not bring shampoo. Goggles should be sports-style and not large, fun style or full face masks.
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 app can be used at home on PCs, laptops, tablets and even smart phones. If you need help logging on or getting set up, please ask one of the Year 4 team.
Some helpful documents to support learning in Year 4
Long Term and Medium Term Plan
This is our Long Term Plan for the year ahead. If you have any questions regarding our learning, please talk to the class teachers.
Here is the Home School Link (Autumn 2) that details our learning for this half term.
Here are the previous information leaflets that were sent out:
Home School Link (Autumn 1)
Our class reading book this half term will be The Last Bear by Hannah Gold.
Here is our Reading Spine for our reading lessons for Autumn and Spring 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 Math's to be covered in each block throughout year 4.
Year 4 Mathematics Termly Overview
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.
Year 4 Mathematics Planning Block A Objectives
Year 4 Mathematics Planning Block B Objectives
Year 4 Mathematics Planning Block C Objectives
Year 4 Mathematics Planning Block D Objectives
Year 4 Mathematics Planning Block E Objectives
Please see the following links for help with our calculation policy for each of the four calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and subtraction.