Mr Keith McLeod
Miss Hayley Dymond
Mrs Samira Souyad
Teaching Assistant (EAL specialist)
Miss Alex Webb
Teaching and Learning Assistant
Welcome to Year 4’s class page. It's great to see everyone back and enthusiastic for their learning.
This page will have links to helpful Learning resources that can support you at home as well as anything that might make School Days easier for parents and children.
Our PE days for the Autumn Term are on Wednesday and Fridays
Children should wear their PE Kits to school and will be in them all day- this is explained further on the website.
Tracksuits and school jumpers are needed as the days cool down if we are outside.
Water is always important and please, no earrings.
Home learning is set on a Wednesday and handed in on the following Tuesday or Wednesday.
These will include English and maths tasks and some topic-related activities, usually over the holidays.
We are also using Knowledge Organisers this year where more details about topics and subjects will be available when we start these midway through the first half term.
Children will be given spellings from Miss Dymond and expected to learn other patterns and high frequency words that come home. See our Spelling Shed link.
The children are also expected to read for at least 20 minutes a day, and then reflect on their reading in their own reading diaries- we will be learning more about this during our first half-term back.
Maths- The expectation is that the children in Year 4 know all the times tables securely up to 12 x 12 by the end of this year so please practise at home. We will also have a regular 'times table challenge' to support the children with this.
I will provide some guidance on different ways to do this.
Please support and encourage your child to learn their Year 3 and 4 spellings. A list of the spellings can be downloaded below. There is also a range of strategies to support the learning of these (please see below).
Thank you for your support in your child's learning :)
Support and advice for parents
Please find below information and advice that can support you in helping your child with reading and writing. These are useful documents which will allow you to support your child at home by continuing their learning from class.
The 100 High Frequency Words
High frequency words are common words, words that appear very often in written texts. They are a mixture of decodable words (words that can be sounded out) and tricky / exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way, which means the words have to be learned and recognised by sight).
It is really important that children learn how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts.
Practise saying them aloud, spelling them together and being very familiar with them. It really will make a difference