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; Potions, I am Warrior, 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.
Using our exciting curriculum topics, writing lessons cover a wide range 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 is sent out every week and should be handed in, fully completed, on Thursday. Homework will usually include; spellings, times tables practise, maths based on the week's learning and a reading comprehension. If children are struggling, they are always encouraged to seek out a teacher who will happily support them.
Year Four is a fantastic, fun-filled year which will pave the way for future success!