Welcome to Year 4
We welcome you and your child to the Year 4 team. As they enter the next year of their primary education they have so many things to do and look forward to. Their learning experience encompasses all that they do and achieve both at home and in school. We will and do endeavour as a team to help your child achieve their full potential with us.
Our mornings focus on the core skills of English and Mathematics which are essential in their current and future development. The afternoons focus on science, wider curriculum, R.E. and P.E. Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that they have the appropriate P.E. kit.
Developing reading skills and a love of books is a high priority for us in Year 4 and one that we hope you can support us with. Your child will bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow every evening. We ask that you listen, read and share their book as often as possible. Your child will be rewarded with a raffle ticket for every occasion they read at home with an adult. We will endeavour to hear your child read in school regularly and will continually assess the level they are reading at and their progress. It is important that reading continues to be a fun and exciting activity.
How our groups are set up
There are two registration groups – Guppys & Mackerels. There are 4 teachers for English and Maths. The groups are differentiated and have additional adult support. In addition to the 3 class set up, we provide intervention groups to accelerate progress across the curriculum and to provide additional support where it is required.
Curriculum themes in Year 4
|Science||Living Things and Habitats / Electricity / States of Matter / Sound / Animals and Humans|
|History||Ancient Egyptians / Vikings and Anglo-Saxons|
|Geography||Countries of the World / Volcanoes / Earning a Living|
|Music||Ukulele / Recorder / African Drums|
|Art||Collage / Clay / Paint / Modroc / Drawing|
|Computing||Scratch Questions and Quizzes / Word Processing / Animation / Programming / Online Safety / Using and Applying|
|C.O.S.M.I.C||Details to follow|
Our P.E. Days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a kit, as follows: shorts, T-shirt, tracksuit (winter), trainers / plimsolls, no jewellery.
Behaviour is managed as per the school behaviour policy. We have a zone-board in both classrooms which is used to support our approach to behaviour. If your child finishes the day at the top of the board they earn credits towards educational rewards. On rare occasions a child may finish the day at the bottom of the zone board and in these instances they may be asked to stay in during break time on the following day.
Your child will bring a reading book home every evening and we would ask that you read with your child as often as possible. We ask the children to read at home a minimum of four times per week. The books are all colour banded and each child knows what colour they are on. We will review each child’s book colour on a regular basis.
We are here to help!
If you have any questions about your child’s progress or any other aspect of their time in Year 4, please do not hesitate to come and see us and we will be more than happy to help with any questions or concerns. For safeguarding reasons, please make sure you go via the office before doing this.
Optional home learning
We like to set our children fun but optional home learning activities which allow them to explore their creativity and deepen their understanding of the curriculum.