Welcome to 4M and 4L
Our teachers are Mrs Moon and Miss Long. Our teaching assistant are Mrs Foote and Mrs Pedley. Our P.E. days are Friday (4L), Thursday (4M) and Wednesday (Year 4 PPA). Please make sure your child's P.E. kit is in school every day and is labelled.
Since January, KS2 have changed the way that we teach reading in order to promote the high expectations set out by the 2014 National Curriculum. You will find that your child will now read in a group once every other week instead of once a week. In class we will be planning a cycle of group reading and whole class reading. Therefore, on first glance, it may seem that your child will be reading less, when in fact they will be receiving more reading teaching from their class teacher.
Your child will still bring home a group reading book and there is still the expectation that they read at home five times a week and with an adult three times a week. It is very important that your child has their group reading book and reading record in school everyday, as they might be using these more often than just their reading day.
Our current Power of Reading book is 'Electrigirl' by Jo Cotterill and illustrated by Cathy Brett.
Reading: We ask that you read with your child 3 times a week. This only needs to be a 10 minute session and you don’t have to finish a whole book every time. We will be continuing with our ‘Reading Challenge’, so make sure you record each read in their log book as this will contribute.
Each week your child will have one reading session with an adult. During this session, your child might read with their teacher, discuss reading which they have completed at home with you or answer questions about the class book. Each week your child will come home with reading to be completed (approximately 20 pages a week). A new book will be issued once the children have finished their current book.
Your child will also have one library session each week where they are able to choose a library book. The children have free choice with their library books.
Reading does not have to be limited to the books children bring home from school. It can include any books they have at home, reads with siblings or reading books from the local library.
Spelling: Children will be given a list of spellings each week. These will be included in a weekly dictation. These spellings and the dictation will be in their homework book. Spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Friday.
The children will be continuing with maths planets. There are sample papers on the maths page on the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please practise your child’s maths facts at least 3 times a week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than 4 weeks then we will intervene at school.
Alongside these please continue to practise times table facts. Each Friday we will complete a times table challenge in class, so that by the end of Year 4 the children are able to recall all their times table facts up to 12 x 12.
In Year 4, children need to be able to read digital and analogue 24 hour time. Continual practice of this at home will hugely support their learning in class.