Year 4 Information

Welcome to Year 4 with Mrs Smith and Mrs Axcell
We are really looking forward to inviting you back into school this term. You will be learning about lots of exciting topics throughout the whole year.
Please remember:
No school bags at this stage
Water bottles with water
Empty pencil case
Sun hat and sun cream named to be left in school
No PE kit to be brought in
Lunch in washable container or bag

The year always goes very fast and alongside the learning the children will receive transition to their next school. We will therefore develop the independence skills they started to develop in Year 3. 
To begin the year, homework will be set via Bug Club, Education City and TT Rockstars.
As the term progresses, homework will be given out on Friday and the children are required to hand in by the following Wednesday in the home learning tray at the back of the class. Home learning will usually consist of spelling, multiplication tables, reading and Maths/ English or topic. The children will receive learning to build on skills taught in class. As with the other classes if your child has been unable to do the home learning at home we will be able to provide them with time at lunch or break to complete it. 

In Year 4, we will be using Bug Club as well as books from school. Home reading is a vital part in enabling your child to make expected or above progress in reading. Along with the reading in school it can develop fluency, recall and inference. We advise that your child reads a minimum of 3 times a week. We then ask that you or even the children themselves sign to say what they have read. We also ask that if your child reads home books, library books or magazines that they are also recorded in the reading diary.  

Times Tables 
The maths curriculum requires all year 4 children to learn all tables to 12x12 and be able to have quick recall of them. There will be regular tables learning in class, with the children completing a tables passport and the children will also be asked to learn them as homework. The children will work at their own pace and will progress onto the next when they have successfully recalled it in an independent activity. We will be using TT Rockstars to improve our times tables both in school and at home.
Class Groupings 
We do not have set groups in year 4, for each learning challenge taught children will be put on the objective that suits them. To know where to place them all the schools detailed assessments will be used. If a child is ready to extend their learning their objective will be changed immediately, this could even be mid lesson. 

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school every Wednesday. To begin the term, in addition to Wednesday, Year 4 will also need to wear their PE kit on Monday 14th and Monday 21st September.  In the spring term there will be swimming lessons again, the date will be given to you at a nearer date. 

As the year progresses there will be transition opportunities linked to the middle school including visits and work in school. When we know any details, we will let you know nearer the time.