Welcome to Year 4’s class page

Our teachers are Miss Berry (Mon-Tues) & Miss Kaczmarek (Wed-Fri)

Our Higher Learning Teaching Assistant is Ms Taylor-Pugh

Our additional supporting adults are Mrs Viner, Mrs Jayson and Mrs Decourcey

Parent Booklet: Year 4 Parent Booklet 2022-2023

PE day is on Friday – Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Swimming is on a Thursday afternoon

Our Home Learning is set on Google Classroom and every child has their own account which they can access at school and at home. Home Learning is split into an 8 task menu in which the children are asked to complete any 4 every half term.

In addition, children will be a given a menu of spellings to learn weekly that cover the half term. Spellings will be tested every Monday and can support this learning through games via their Spelling Shed account. The children are also asked to complete activities on their ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and ‘MyMaths’ account ready for weekly times tables test.

Children are expected to read everyday at home with an adult and record their reading in their Reading Record. Please use the links below for recommended books for your child:

Year 4 – The School Reading List and 50 Recommended Reads for Year 4

 

 

 

Announcements

Congratulations to the following children in Year 4 who have been awarded certificates this week:

LEARNER OF THE WEEK – harlech

We have been blown away by your multiplication knowledge Harlech. You have incredible skills and are really showing off your ability to manipulate number. Keep it up!

WORKER OF THE WEEK – elizabeth

You have shown such a positive attitude to learning and really impressed us with the constant energy you put in to trying to improve. Super well done and keep it up!

STAR OF THE WEEK – phoebe

You have really impressed us with your attitude to learning Phoebe. You have really worked on your focus and concentrated hard to complete tasks. Super well done!

KINDNESS AWARD – ava

Thank you for being such a kind friend on the playground and in the classroom. You are such an asset to year 4 and we are lucky to have you.

 

Half Term Highlights

We took part in the annual ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ charity day. We all wore something red to show support against racism both in sport and the wider world. We are proud to be part of such an important event and continue to talk about its importance across our curriculum.

 

We celebrate Diwali in style this year with 2 workshops that taught us about the festival of lights. We got to paint our very own Diya lamps and learned a traditional Indian dance called Kathak.

 

 

We have been getting creative in class and made our very own Egyptian Death Masks. We got our hands super sticky moulding the paper mâché. We even used one of the death masks to mummify a body!

 

The children were very touched by the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and wanted to do something to commemorate her. We decided to write letters to the Royal Family, which we collated into a book and Amber kindly took it down to London to lay with some flowers.

 

In Science, we are learning about The Digestive System. We started this topic by drawing (what we thought was!) the journey our food takes once it enters our mouths. Next week we are going to be doing an experiment to model this digestion process.

 

Useful links and things to know

Children are asked to bring in their own water bottles which will be returned home every day to be cleaned.

Children need to come to school with a pair of shoes/boots/trainers to wear outside as well as their school shoes or alternative shoes for indoor use

Personal items, such as toys or Pokemon cards, are not allowed in school to avoid things being lost.

Show and tell is held on the last day of each half term in which children can bring in an item from home to share with the rest of the class (not electrical items).

The annual Year 4 class play will be held at the end of the Spring term (on hold, until further notice, due to Covid-19).

Children in Year 4 will take the statutory multiplication tables check in June. Further information and guidance can be found below, as well as links for websites to help support home learning:

Multiplication Times Tables Test Year 4

Information for Parents: Multiplication Tables Check

Google Classroom

MyMaths Login

Times Tables Rock Stars Login

Spelling Shed

Spelling Frame

Purple Mash

Nessy Learning Programme