Welcome to Year Four
Welcome to Year 4, we will be learning about lots of exciting things this year.
As a whole school we teach and learn through a ‘creative curriculum’, linking subjects through common themes. In doing so, the children become immersed in their learning and are increasingly aware of the cross curricular links that exist between the different subjects. Our first theme is learning through ‘Exploration’, which includes exploring and inventing new exciting sports activities in Literacy; what it is like to live in Greece now and what it was like in the past; materials and electricity in Science, as well as exploring different mathematical concepts. There will also be lots of exciting and fun learning going on during the spring and summer. Please check the Year 4 Curriculum letters for more information when they are sent home.
During the autumn term we have swimming on a Monday and P.E on a Thursday; all children are expected to take part. We ask that they have their P.E kit in school at all times so that if the opportunity arises they can enjoy any extra sessions of P.E.
In Year 4 we encourage the children to grow as learners and use their increasing independence to raise their self-esteem. The children are encouraged to volunteer to take on roles and responsibilities around the classroom and to take pride in the class as a whole. The appearance of the class reflects the standards of the school. They are expected to be ready for learning with all the resources they need for each lesson, and are able to access any extra support materials independently from around the classroom. Personal achievements are celebrated through our whole school House Points and Merits system.
Home learning is based on you and your child completing different tasks together and exploring the wider world outside of the class. The children should complete nine tasks from the sheet, i.e. one from each different area to ensure they are exploring all aspects of the curriculum. In addition to this, spellings are set on a Monday and tested on a Friday along with a dictation to ensure the children understand the meaning of the words. The children should be encouraged to read every day at home as well as practising multiplication tables.
I am always happy to meet parents that have concerns about their child or simply want to know how they’re doing in school. Please catch me at the door to arrange a convenient time.
Mrs A Baskerville Year 4 Class teacher