Year 4

What happens in Year 4?

Children in Year 4 will consolidate the skills learnt in Year 3 and to prepare them for independent learning in Year 5.

Many exciting and fun things happen in Year 4:

  • An Africa themed day in the Autumn Term.
  • An exciting residential trip – further details to follow shortly.
  • A Tudor Banquet in the Summer Term linked to our ‘Kings and Queens’ topic.
  • A Viking and Anglo-Saxon themed day in the Spring Term.

Day to day guide

Children need reading folders, homework diaries, a book and pencil cases in school every day.

Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes a day and where possible read and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Please sign the homework diary each week to confirm that daily reading has been done. Children who have a reading scheme book are responsible for changing their own books at least once a week. A teacher will help those children who need help selecting books. Children will update any books they read from the library or the class book corner on their genre chart which is kept in their A4 reading folder.

Homework

In Year 4, we will set the children weekly English, Maths and Topic homework. If children are absent when homework/spellings are given out it is their responsibility to get the relevant work from their teacher. We hope that you will support us by ensuring that the children do their homework and make sure that it is handed in on time.

English

This will be handed out on a Monday and should be returned by Wednesday. Spelling lists will also be given. These will be glued into homework diaries where there is space for learning them. We expect children to practise their spellings at home regularly. If your child does not understand the meaning of a word, please encourage them to look it up in a dictionary and to practise using the word in a sentence.

Maths

This will be handed out on a Wednesday, and should be returned by Friday. Children will also be given a mental maths skill to practise (i.e. 4 times table) and this will be tested during the week. We would greatly appreciate your help in assisting your children with these skills – there are many ways to make learning these fun, for example: songs, computer games, and flashcards.

Topic

In order to promote more responsibility for their own learning, the children will be given an exciting Africa project to complete over the course term. All details and instructions will be included when they receive their project folders and it will clearly be explained to them at school. We will also be discussing this at the curriculum evening should you have any questions.

The children have also been provided with a new reading folder which should be brought into school on a daily basis and contain the following items:

  • School Diary
  • Current reading book
  • Book band book (supplied by school if applicable)

These days may occasionally change, depending on the length of the homework.

Letters & Information

PE

On the days the children have PE, they will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits.

  • 4H – Monday and Thursday
  • 4K – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 4R – Tuesday and Thursday