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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 Class!

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome back to Year 4. We hope you have all had a very healthy and happy summer, where the time has gone! We’re incredibly excited about the year to come and looking forward to the experiences and learning we are all going to share.  We have all had a very positive start to the year and the enthusiasm the children have for their learning is incredibly encouraging.   

Teaching Staff

During the course of the week your children will be taught by both of us.  We are working very hard to ensure that the transition between us is seamless. Our shared high expectations of your children in terms of behaviour and readiness for learning have been and will continued to be shared with the children. 

Our teaching schedule will be as follows:

 Mrs Bates - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 

Mrs Jones - Thursday and Friday

 Mrs Jackson our Music expert will also be delivering Music lessons on a Wednesday morning.  Miss Griffin will also be working in Year 4 during the week.  

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will alternate between English and Maths.  The children will be provided with homework books and we will indicate which page/s need to be completed each week.  Homework should be returned and completed by Wednesday.  It is important that children are responsible for completing their homework and, as a school, it has been agreed that if it has not been completed that children will be allocated time to complete this during Golden Reward Time on a Friday afternoon.  

 

All children should read at least three times per week at home to an adult; please could this be recorded in their reading record.  The children have been made aware that reading books that need to be changed must be given in on a Wednesday, please note that we don’t check every child’s reading diary on a daily basis. If you have a message then please ensure your child hands this to us or alternatively leaves a message via the school office either via the office, by telephone or email.  office@lonsdale.staffs.sch.uk

In class we will be delivering three focussed spelling lessons each week. The spelling sessions relate to learning about spelling patterns and rules as well as common exception words that the curriculum require of the children.  Children will not receive specific spelling lists to learn each week, instead a collection of the words children are expected to spell by the end of Year 4 can be found in the centre pages of the reading record and we would encourage children to become familiar and confident with these words at a pace appropriate to their learning.  

 

Finally, the children have already shown great passion this year to become confident mathematicians with their multiplication facts.  At the end of this academic year the children will be assessed on their knowledge of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.  Last year the children were introduced to ‘TT Rockstars’ and next week we will recap with the children how to login to play the multiplication-based games at home.  In addition, in school we will support the children with regular practise of their tables and a personal competition to beat your own times and scores!

 

As always if you have any queries or need to speak to us then please don't hesitate to do so.

We look forward to a very exciting year ahead and thank you in advance for all your continued support.  

Kind regards,

Mrs C Jones and Mrs E Bates and the Year 4 team.

 

The themes studied in Year 4 are:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1

Summer 2

Roman Invasions Roman Invasions Where the forests meet the sea. Where the forests meet the sea. Longboats Longboats

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