Welcome to Year 4
Class 9: Miss A. Price
Class 10: Mr. D. Fryer
If you have anything you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the school reception office to make an appointment with your child’s teacher.
The children will be given homework to complete each Friday. This will be a literacy activity one week and a numeracy activity the next. All homework will be based on the work covered in class and will be differentiated to your child’s needs. If your child has any difficulties with the homework please make a note in their homework books and I will go over it with them during school time. Homework books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday.
Spellings and timetables
Children should be practising their key word spellings and times tables weekly. In Year 4 we start with the 3 and 4 times tables. After half term weekly spellings will be coming home with your child’s homework.
The children will be given opportunities to read daily in school. This may be individually, within a group or independently.
The children will take their reading books home on a Friday. Please take every opportunity to read with your child, it has such a positive impact on their learning across the curriculum. Your child will have a reading record for you to write comments in, I will look at this with your child when they are changing their books and will write in it when I have heard them read. Reading books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday.
The children will have outdoor games on a Monday.
They will have indoor PE on a Wednesday.
Please could you ensure your child has appropriate kit in school to be able to participate in these lessons.
Our work for this half term is based around the book, ‘The Enchanted Wood’ by Enid Blyton. This is a childhood favourite of mine that I am hoping will inspire the children to read more and encourage them to delve into their imaginations.
‘The Enchanted Wood’ is a fictional book where three friends go on adventures in the enchanted woods, climbing a magical tree to discover faraway, imaginative lands.
The children will discover a new world with Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy; characters that I am sure they will fall in love with.
After reading the first three chapters of the book the children have planned the activities they would like to complete in each subject. If you have any ideas please share these with your child so we can consider them as a class.
Tips for supporting your child’s learning at home:
Please encourage your child to complete their numeracy and literacy homework, regularly and on time. Good bookshops will sell workbooks for your child to use at home. Look for work aimed at Year 4 and age 8-9 pupils.
Simple number games are fun and an ideal way to support your child’s Maths learning at home, for example:
- See who can get to 100 quickest by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing the numbers shown on two die
- When you are out and about, try using the 4-rules of number (+ – x ÷ ) to increase and decrease the numbers you can see on car registration plates.
- Set your child some real life money problems, using real coins and notes.
- Time and clock problems, using both analogue and digital clocks, such as cooking times, how long before your TV programme, etc.
Fun word games are an ideal way to develop your child’s vocabulary and spelling skills, for example:
- Junior Scrabble
- Word searches and word problems
- Junior crosswords