Welcome to Year 4!
Year 4 is a very important year to prepare children for upper Key Stage Two. They will spend time embedding all the learning that they have undertaken so far and deepening and widening their knowledge across the curriculum.
Writing, reading and topic lessons are based on the cornerstones curriculum, which provides exciting and stimulating themes including; I am Warrior, Misty Mountain Sierra, Road Trip USA and Blue Abyss.
In reading, we expect children to read at home daily to support their learning. In class we have been focusing on preparing thought provoking whole class mastery lessons which have been raising attainment for all learners. During these lessons we focus on the key reading skills including; retrieval, inference and authorial intent.
Mastery mathematics is taught using practical apparatus, leading to pictorial representation and finally to abstract problem solving and reasoning. Children engage with a range of apparatus to secure and deepen their understanding.
Also, children are encouraged to take part in battles with teachers and fellow students on Times Tables Rock Stars. At the end of Year 4, the children will be taking a national times table test with the expectation they know their times tables up to 12.
Using our exciting curriculum topics, writing lessons cover a wide range of genres and give children the opportunity to apply a range of grammar strategies. In year four children will work hard to develop their pace and their editing skills to ensure they are producing high quality work. They will also have opportunities throughout the year to perform and share their work with the wider school community.
Homework will include: spellings, times tables practise and daily reading. If children are struggling, they are always encouraged to seek out a teacher who will happily support them.
We have P.E. on Tuesday mornings and expect all children to take part as part of a healthy lifestyle. Music lessons are on Wednesday afternoons and are taught by an expert musician.
Year Four is a fantastic, fun-filled year which will pave the way for future success!