Welcome to Year 4!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are well rested and ready for learning.
It is a fresh start for a lot of us, including for Mr Hall who is very excited to teach you all!
Mr Hall is the teacher in Year 4.
Our LSAs are Mrs Rigby, Miss Watkins and Mrs Madireddi. We will also be seeing Mrs Kola in class often.
Please ensure your child always has the correct PE kit ready for each PE day. Ensure all items of kit are named or labelled, including appropriate shoes. You may wish to keep your child's PE kit in school for the term, but you may also take it home to wash regularly as long as it's back in school for the next lesson. We recommend bringing it in on Mondays so it's not forgotten for Tuesdays!
PE is currently on:
Tuesday - Indoor
Thursday - Swimming
Remember to come in to school with swimming kit underneath your uniform so we can change quickly. Try to arrive at school by 8:30 for early registration so we can be at the coach for 8:45. Please see the homework and newsletters section for a digital copy of the letter with swimming kit and further information about payments.
The homework grid will available at the top of this page, as well as being in the children's homework books.
Remember to practise spellings at least twice a week.
Complete one maths activity from the grid each week.
Choose 3 topic activities to complete over the half term.
Completing the above means PINK on Coley Coaching.
Please read at home at least 3 times per week, 10 minutes reading most days makes a big difference.
Maths and Times Tables
By the end of Year 4 we have to know our times tables all the way to 12x12. We will endeavour to run a workshop soon to go over this and some ways to help at home as well as what we will do as a school.
Here are some fun ways to practise:
The children also have access to MyMaths - their log in details have been sent to you in their homework books or reading journals.
Reading is a vital skill for life and we care a lot about progressing children's reading in school.
We use Accelerated Reader as a means of measuring and developing comprehension instead of just word-reading.
Your child will have a ZPD in their reading journal as well as helpful top tips. These will also be posted in a folder at the top of the page. Please refer to these materials if you're unsure of something or ask one of us.
Some children who are on to reading longer books may take a second short book home with them so that they are taking quizzes at school regularly. We aim to complete at least 1 quiz each week so please make sure you are supporting your child in reading at home.