Welcome to Year 4
Year 4 is an interesting and exciting year for your children. We have so many brilliant things to learn this year! This area of the website celebrates each class’s work, supports our learning in Year 4 and also provides you with important information that you might need.
We regularly post photographs and examples of work on our school Twitter and Facebook pages, so have a look there to see our latest activities. Click the links below to go to the pages.
This term, our topic is the Romans. We will be looking at lots of different aspect of Roman life, including the Roman invasion of Britain. Here is our knowledge organiser for this term:
You will have a copy of this in your yellow homework book and it is a good idea to talk about this with an adult at home, especially the words in the ‘Key Vocabulary' section.
Other important information:
PE will take place every Tuesday this half term.
We are keeping our PE kits in school until the half-term holidays. If you take part in after-school sports clubs, make sure you bring your PE kit back into school the next day.
We are very lucky to have Mr Conway visit us to teach brass on Mondays. You need to bring your instruments into school with you every Monday and then take it home again to practise.
Football club is on Tuesdays.
Dance club is on Thursdays.
We also have some children who attend reading club on Mondays or Wednesdays.
Reading at Home and Homework
You need to bring your book bag to school every day. You are expected to read for 20 minutes every day and record this in your reading record. Books will be changed regularly, each time you read at home, your reading record will be stamped at school and you will get closer to your next reading certificate.
Homework will be given out every Thursday and collected in on Tuesdays.
You will get homework in your books each week - this might be maths activities, including Times Tables Rockstars, spelling activities based on our learning in SCODE or individualised learning on Century learning. We are expecting at least 20 minutes of homework each week – check your yellow homework book to see how long you should spend on each task each week.
SCODE is our new spelling scheme. We are using this regularly in class and will be focusing on using codes to help us to improve our spelling. You will be happy to know that this replaces our old weekly spelling tests! Instead, we are practising our spellings as we learn, so that we can apply them in our own work.
Century learning is our new, individualised homework resource. We are currently using it for literacy homework, which will be different for each child depending on where you are up to with your learning. For more information, see the letter below.
We are also lucky to have Lexia log ins for both Year 4 classes this half term. This is a great opportunity for the children, as we have a limited number of children who are able to use Lexia at any one time. You can access this as much as you like at home and work towards your next Lexia certificate.
Times Tables Rockstars
Learning our times tables is a really important part of Year 4. You are expected to know all your times tables by the end of the year. Times Tables Rockstars is a brilliant way to practise – you can access the website whenever you like at home, even if we are not currently taking part in a battle. We will be having regular battles between the two Year 4 classes – Tudors vs Romans!
Your log in details for Century, Times Tables Rockstars and Lexia are in your homework book.
Useful web links to support times-tables