Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page.

We are nearly half way through the academic year! Where has that time gone? We continue to be amazed and dazzled by the kindness, resilience and dedication to learning shown by the children in our class every day.

Please see the class timetable below.

PE is on Fridays (outdoors weather permitting) and it is advised that children bring kit and leave it in school until the half term holidays. It is essential children change for health and safety reasons.

If you ever have any questions about school or your child’s learning please come in to have a chat, we are always very happy to help.

Maths

We follow the White Rose planning blocks for maths. During Spring 2 year 4 will be covering fractions and decimals.

We will also be working on knowing all our times table up to 12×12. Children can have extra practise using the Times Table Rockstar link below.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Reading

We are now using a whole class novel approach to reading and VIPERs (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation and retrieval) to support our understanding and comprehension.

For the rest of the spring term, and the start of the summer term, our class novel is ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman.

Accelerated Reader

Children choose their own book within banded levels and take a quiz when they are finished. Children will receive a raffle ticket for every 100% they score. This goes into a draw where they have the chance to win a book of their choice.

Don’t forget-your child can also earn a raffle ticket for the weekly book draw by reading to a parent or carer 5 times!

Children can access accelerated reader at home by using the following link Accelerated Reader

Writing

We have recently started a brilliant new approach to story telling. We use this approach for fiction and non fiction.

This term we are learning a ‘tale of fear’ called Escape from Pompeii.

See the story map below.

Can you use this story map to tell the story?

Spelling

The children have a focus for spelling each week taken from the Year 4 spelling list. However, they also all have spellings they practice in school every day and a quick quiz on a Friday. These spellings are the same as those on their spelling shed games. If you would like a copy of your child’s spellings each week please let Mrs Webber know.  

Spelling Games

The afternoon curriculum

The afternoons are where children experience all the other subjects offered to them at primary school. The focus of our afternoons varies depending on the term.

For the rest of this term (spring) we are continuing to learn about the Romans in Britain. The knowledge organiser and homework grid for this topic can be found below.

In the summer term, we will become scientists once again as we investigate sound.

The knowledge organiser and homework grid will be available shortly.

Our RE lessons this year will cover both Christianity and Hinduism.

Home-School books:

The home-school book is incredibly important for communication and, as such, we do ask that it is brought into school every day.  Children place their home-school books in a designated place in the classroom and they are checked regularly by a member of our classroom staff. Home-school books are a great way to let us know that you, or the children are really proud of something that they have achieved, either in or outside of school, that they wish to share with the class or the larger school community.

We encourage all parents to hear their child read every day.  Each time you know they have read, simply write what page they are now on and sign the book on the correct day.