Welcome to Year 4. In our year group, Mr McDermott teaches the children and Miss King is the class room teaching assistant.
During this year, the children in Year 4 will be learning a wide range of skills, covered through the teaching of both core and foundation subjects. We are lucky enough to have weekly ukulele lessons which take place every Monday.
The Year 4 school day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:10pm Monday – Friday.
Year 4 Staff will be out by the gate each morning at 8:45am if parents/carers wish to discuss any matters before the school day begins. This is an opportunity to speak to your child’s class teacher and is also a time where the children can have a bagel provided by Magic Breakfast. Parents can also contact school through the class email which is Year4MBA@e-act.org.uk. The new timetable is at the end of the page, so please familiarise yourself with it.
Home learning will take place through Google Classroom. You need to check every Friday for your child’s homework and instructions. You can communicate with staff through here if there is a need to. Please follow the link to access Google Classroom.
Our curriculum and home learning has been shaped to help the children recover from time lost due to Covid-19. Your support in completing home learning tasks will hugely benefit your child.
PE takes place every Monday : Could you please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit. This will be outdoors for their weekly session, so ensure that they have warm clothing too. Swimming may potentially take place in 2021 depending on the Covid-19 situation. We will review this at the end of the year and communicate to parents when a decision has been made. Thank you for your understanding.
Your child will be provided with a reading diary and reading book for them to take home and share with parents/carers. Please can you hear your child read every night and write a comment about what they have read. At the moment, we are using Google Classroom and Active Learning/Bug Club for children to continue their reading and log what they have read for teachers to access and mark. Please ensure that your child’s reading diary is completed each week.
Weekly homework is sent out every Friday and is due to be handed in through Google Classroom on the following Wednesday. Children will need to practise their timetables every night to help support them with their maths work in school. We ask that every child logs into EdShed every night where they can practise not only their weekly spellings but also their times tables in preparation for the Multiplication check. Click on the link below to access all of the resources. There are some excellent websites that can support your child with these skills (see links below). Spellings are set every week for a test on the following Friday.
We have elected some of our children in Year 4 to represent us in different ways within our school. They each help to provide a voice for Year 4 and represent our class extremely well.
- School Councillors –
- Unicef Ambassadors –
- Prefects –
- House Captains/Vice Captains:
- Eco-Champion –
- Safeguarding Ambassador:
- E-Safety Ambassador –
Currently these are postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. When we are able to run these again we will let you know.
Each half term in Year 4 we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop. Every workshop will focus on the learning that has happened during the current half term. There are other workshops that occur throughout the year which you will be notified about at least a week before. There will also be three reading breakfasts throughout the year for you to join us to celebrate books with your child.
USEFUL YEAR 4 EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME
What we are up to……
Year 4 have been taking part in a Paralympic Event where they learnt about how people with disabilities can still access sport no matter what their disability might be. It was a great insight into how sport is accessible to everyone and they absolutely loved it.