Year 4 Information
Mr Keith McLeod
Miss Hayley Dymond
Welcome to Year 4’s class page for the year 2021-2022.
It's great to see everyone happy to be back in school 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.
Please feel that you can speak with me after school should you wish to discuss your child or, if this is not convenient, then you can arrange an appointment, through the school’s office, and we can catch up via the telephone.
Our PE days for the Autumn Term are Tuesday and Friday.
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 and we may be outside.
Water is always important and please, no earrings or hair clips.
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.
The children are also expected to read for between 20-30 minutes a day, and then reflect on their reading- some will have diaries for this.
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 learn the tables and of course, we have access to TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and for spelling the children have Ed Shed access.
Learning the calculations helps the children to move forward a lot quicker in other areas of maths and leaves room for more learning, exploring and thinking about maths.
We will continue to use Google Classroom for some Home School activities and for the children when learning computing in school.
I am really looking forward to a fun year of learning with Year 4 and to catching up with you all in the near future.
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