Hello and welcome to the Year 4 page!
05.01.2021 Hello Year 4!
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Thank you again for all of our lovely cards, gifts and treats.
We are so sad that you won't be able to tell us in person about your favourite Christmas presents, the food you ate and all of the games you played. But we will be planning lots of opportunities for us to catch up in small groups, as a whole class and one-to-one using Google Meet. Make sure you keep an eye on the class stream for opportunities to meet up virtually.
For your learning, there will be lots of ideas and activities being uploaded to Google Classroom across the next couple of days.
Today, we will ask you to read a book and quiz on it using the Accelerated Reader link on the Google Classroom stream. Ask your parents to email us if you have forgotten your log in.
We would also like you to tell us about your Christmas break by making a SHORT comment on the Google Classroom stream. It could be your favourite moment of the break, a present you were grateful for, a video call you enjoyed or anything else suitable to write down.
We would like you to rehearse your times tables. Our next maths topic continues our work on multiplication so your times tables will be very helpful! We have added some tasks to your Mathletics accounts so please have a go at those.
In case you would like some additional work to look at, we have added links to BBC Bitesize and National Oak Academy to the Google Classroom stream. There is a reading comprehension if you would like to have a go too, the answers are there so you can check your own when you finish.
Today, we will spend time editing the lessons we had planned for us to do in class to make them suitable for you to complete at home.
Hopefully over the next couple of days, you will have specific tasks assigned for you. Send us a message on Google Classroom, send me some photos of anything you get up to and try to join our Google Meets when you can.
The class email address is firstname.lastname@example.org just in case you need it.
Keep in touch! Stay safe,
Mrs Woodward and Mrs Gomme
Meet the Year 4 team:
Mrs Woodward - Class teacher on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Gomme - Class teacher on Thursday and Friday
Mrs Charalambous - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Silverwood - Teaching Assistant
Mr Wolstenholme (Mr W) - Teaching Assistant
This term, we will be setting home learning tasks on Google Classroom. We will also set school work on Google Classroom in the event of a class / school / local / national lock down.
In Year 4, pupils will be asked to complete reading, spelling, maths and another task (writing, topic, science etc).
Reading will be recorded in reading records and spelling will be recorded in spelling journals. Both of these books will need to be IN SCHOOL DAILY. Maths and 'other tasks' can be completed on paper and photographed or on a computer or tablet. Photos can be attached to assignments set in Google Classroom.
Email if needed but please be aware that this account is not checked daily.
If you are isolating, these websites will provide you with lots of learning opportunities:
Term 1 and 2 Topic - Stone Age to Iron Age
Useful information and links:
Welcome to the Year 4 class page
Mrs Woodward and Mrs Gomme are your class teachers.
Mrs Charalambous is your teaching assistant.
Other teaching assistants may support small group work and reading sessions.
Information about Year 4
Year 4 will need to come to school in PE kits on Tuesdays and Fridays. Due to the building work, we will go outside when we can so please make sure that you bring in trainers daily.
Children will need dark shorts or jogging bottoms for PE, a white t-shirt, trainers and a sweatshirt or hooded jumper in the colder weather. Long hair must be tied back for PE lessons, watches should be removed and earrings should be taken out. Any other jewellery is not to be worn to school.
Please take the time to review our uniform guidance on the parent page for general uniform guidance.
In Year 4, Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and should be completed by Monday morning.
Children are encouraged to read books from our class library and from home. Once pupils have been issued with a reading record, we ask that the pupils (or parents) record what has been read. We encourage parents to listen to children and question them about the books that they are reading. Reading questions and ideas are on the class page for you to support your child with their reading.
Times tables are incredibly important in Year 4 as they will help children to understand some of the more complex mathematical concepts like division and fractions. Any additional support that you can offer your child at home would be gratefully received! There are a number of online games and websites that can support your child with their times tables but regular rehearsal really is the key! Year 4 pupils take part in a statutory multiplication test later on in the year and we are keen to support pupils in the lead up to this. The test is timed and pupils must answer within 6 seconds.
Age related spellings are given each week. These will be rehearsed in class but we would ask that they are practised at home too. In addition, your child may receive some of the spellings that were taught in previous year groups in order to consolidate their learning. In our English lessons, pupils will be exposed to the Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings. A copy of these spellings can be found on our class page for you to read through and practice with your child.
In the Autumn Term, we will look at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. A knowledge organiser will go on the class page once we have completed our initial assessments.
Pencil cases - pupils in Year 4 are provided with all of the stationery items that they will need in class. If pupils wish to bring in a pencil case then it should be small and flat, containing no more than 15 items so that it can fit in their tray. Stationery is limited to fountain pen, pencil, 1 rubber, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler, 10 or less coloured pencils or felt tips.
Please come and talk to one of us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Woodward and Mrs Gomme
REAL PE at home – online learning resources
REAL PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: email@example.com
BE SAFE ONLINE! Talk about online safety as a family. Here are some useful links and resources: