Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 4. We hope you will find it useful, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 4 team.

Classes

  • 4M- Miss Marsh
  • 4O- Miss Ravilious
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Eeles (M,T,Th,F), Mr Lambert (M,T,W), Mrs Austen(M-F)

Reading

Children will be encouraged to read a wide range of books and all children will have the chance to visit the library to select books to read and enjoy. The children will take a STAR reading test to establish their reading ability and then will be guided towards choosing books within their ZPD range.

Maths

It is vitally important that the children in year 4 know their tables and we will expect the children to practise their tables knowledge regularly. In the Summer term, they will take the Year 4 multiplication tables check.

Rewards

Every week the Year 4 class teachers will pick a star of the week that will be presented with a certificate in Celebration Assembly on Friday morning. This reward could be earned as a result of children having worked hard throughout the week in terms of their learning and behaviour.

Another reward system that will be being used is the Green Card system. Green Cards can be earned for an outstanding piece of work, helping around the school, consistent good behaviour and caring for others.

Dojo points are also awarded to children throughout the day when they have displayed a good work ethic and demonstrated one or more of the school’s values of honesty, respect, kindness and responsibility.

Homework

Children will be expected to complete set homework every week. They will have times tables, spellings and other work based on our work in class.

Reading is an essential part of home learning and children are expected to read regularly with an adult. This reading needs to be noted in their reading record. Spellings will be given and children will use various strategies to learn these key spellings.

Equipment

Every child should have the following labelled equipment at school:

  • Water bottle
  • Fruit snack
  • Reading diary and book
  • Waterproof coat

Lunch

Children can choose to have a school dinner or to bring in a packed lunch. The lunch register is taken every morning and children are asked to state their preference. If your child is bringing in a packed lunch then their box needs to be clearly labelled with name and class.

School day

Registration        8:50am
Playtime             10:35-10:50am (Children may bring in a fruit snack for morning play)
Lunchtime          12:20-1:15pm
Hometime           3:15pm

Forest School

Year 4 will participate in forest school this year. Further information and a consent letter will be sent home before the first session.

They will learn new skills through a range of activities which are designed to build their communication and team work skills. Appropriate clothing and welly boots are essential.