Year 4 is made up of 3 classes and we are located in the Cathedral End of the school.
Mrs Palmer (Mon, Tues, Weds and Thursday am)
Mrs Perks (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri pm)
Ms Healy (Mon, Tues and Weds)
Mrs Madden (Thurs and Fri)
We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:
Emails will not be responded to after 5pm. Since we have a 48 hour email response time, this is not always the most efficient means of communication. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:
Ms Wilce, Phase leader - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ingles, Berners-Lee - email@example.com
Mr Razaq, Archimedes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Rose, Hubble - email@example.com
Our Topic in terms 1 and 2 is 'Raging Romans'.
English: key text - Escape From Pompeii story writing. Uku and Lele poetry. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum.
Mathematics: Multiplication table tests, number skills, place value, calculations for addition and subtraction (written and mental methods), length.
Our Topic in terms 3 and 4 is 'Around the World'.
English: key text - Kensuke's Kingdom. Narrative. Discussion text. Letters. Diary Writing. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum.
Mathematics: Multiplication, Division, Area, Shape, Fractions, Place Value, Decimals and Time.
Please be aware that timetables are subject to change depending upon circumstances.
A list of the spellings we will be covering this term can be found below. Each week your child will be expected to learn their spellings for a test. Archimedes, Hubble and Berners-Lee will be tested on the spellings each week. All children will have a week to learn their spellings. You can also find a copy of the spellings for the term in your child's reading record.
Some activities you may wish to use with child to help them learn their spellings are:
Each week your child should be practising their times tables. They will be completing a speed grid in school each week, where they have 12 minutes to answer as many times table questions as they can. This will then be marked and the class teacher will identify a times table for your child to learn each week. The speed grids are differentiated to cater for all abilities. Examples of the speed grids to be completed can be found below.
Activities to help you and your child:
After completing the speed grid, your child will move onto a differentiated Mental Maths paper each week .
Primary-school children in Year 4 are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 under the current National Curriculum. To prepare them for this we will be providing pupils with the opportunity to practice their times tables knowledge using the following FREE link:
This illustrates the Quality First Teaching strategies that all children access on a daily basis, plus any extra interventions for Reading, Writing and Maths that the children are provided with if necessary.