Year 4 2020 - 2021
This year, Mrs Beswick and Mrs K will be our Year 4 teaching assistants. Mrs Beswick will be working in Year 4 each day until lunchtime and Mrs K will be working in Year 4 Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Together, we will be working to support your child’s learning.
For this term, our homework will be assigned and submitted through the Purple Mash website: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stpaulssk14. All log in details are the same as last year’s and they can be found in everyone's reading records. Each Friday, an alert will appear on the children's profile to say a new 2Do has been set and this should be completed by the following Wednesday.
Throughout the week, the children will have guided reading sessions in groups. Additionally, each child will have an independent reading book, which should be read regularly at home. Due to the importance of reading at this stage of the children’s development, I would like to highlight the significance of providing opportunities for reading at home. I encourage parents to listen to their children read aloud at home, and to write comments about their child’s reading in their reading records. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian have checked that their child has finished their book. Mrs Beswick will monitor the children’s reading books and the dates when they are changed, to ensure that consistent progress is being made in the children’s development.
Spellings and Times Tables
I will send a quick email to you all each Monday containing the week's spellings and these will be tested on the following Friday.
Times tables knowledge is one of the key areas of the Mathematics National Curriculum for Year 4 and the children will sit a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) at the end of the school year to test their knowledge. The children have made good progress with their times tables in Year 3, and this will be further developed throughout this year as one of our key focuses. Parents are encouraged to support this through ongoing times tables practice at home, to help their children progress further. TTRockstars is a resource provided through school that can be accessed to assist with practice at home and again their logins have not changed and can be found in their reading records.
During this term, the children will have two P.E. sessions throughout the week. They have been asked to bring their P.E. kits in on a Monday, and take them home on a Friday. For the Autumn Term, Year 4’s P.E. days will be Monday and Thursday. On Mondays I will teach a PE lesson which maybe indoors or outdoors, whilst on Thursdays they will have a session with Mr Allen.
Curriculum Focus for Autumn Term
Religion: The Bible
Topic: Ancient Greece.
English: Instructions, fantasy narrative and historical mythical tales.
Maths: Place value, addition and subtraction, length and perimeter, multiplication and division.
Science: Changing states of matter (solids, liquids and gases), animals including humans (digestion).
Art: Ancient Greek inspired artwork - Gods and mythical creatures.
D & T: Design, create and evaluate an embroidered purse.
Computing: Coding, online safety, spreadsheets.
If you have any further questions or concerns you wish to discuss, feel free to phone in or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you and thank you for your continued support.
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