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Year 4 - Oaks

Year 4 Oaks

This page is designed to provide an overview of life in year four. Here will be information about our curriculum, how you can support your child at home, photographs of our recent activities and any other class notices.

 

Below are some general reminders and some information that will be of use during the year.

 

Curriculum 

Please click on the link below this information for our Year 4 curriculum map to see everything we teach. 

Our usual day includes:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Guided Reading
  • Spelling Practise
  • A foundation subject (History, R.E, Computing etc.)

Big Maths sessions will take place on Tuesdays and the children will bring home their marked quiz each week so that you can see how they are progressing. Brass lessons take place on a Wednesday with Ms Martin. Please ensure that instruments are brought to school every week. This year Mr Evans will be covering PPA time on Wednesday mornings teaching the children RE. 

 

Homework

Children will receive their spellings on a Friday afternoon and will be tested on these the following Friday. We ask you don’t return the spelling sheets but still use these and other ways to practise a few each night with your child. In addition to spellings and daily reading, your child will also bring home timetables facts or similar to learn for a test the following Friday. 

Times table facts are of particular importance. Throughout the year, we will be working hard to learn all multiplication facts up to 12x12, including the related division facts. In Year 4 your child will sit a new statutory Multiplication Tables Check. The grid below may be useful if you have misplaced the one sent home.

Please use the following websites to help your child practice their times tables:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

Reading

We cannot emphasise how important it is to read with your child daily and discuss the text. This will not only help them become fluent decoders, but more importantly, it will help them to develop a love of reading which will benefit them across the curriculum and in later life. Please do try to sign your child's reading diary following your reading time, telling us about their school book, library book or anything else you are enjoying together. This really does help us build a picture of what they enjoy so that we can suggest new books and authors. The children all have a designated day to swap their home reading book and library book. If you would like to check when this is, please pop in and see us after school.

Click here for 50 recommended reads for Y4: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4

Nelson library opening times: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/find-a-library/nelson-library/

 

PE

Please ensure your child has the correct, named PE kit in school (purple T shirt, black shorts, pumps and trainers). Our PE lessons will be on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings this year, although these times are sometimes subject to change at short notice. Children wearing earrings in school on these days must be able to remove them independently or they will not be able to take part. Please also ensure children with long hair have it tied up for these days.

 

Other useful information

Please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled as things can easily get misplaced. Please ensure your child wears a warm, waterproof coat and sensible shoes. Please ensure your child has a suitable water bottle as we encourage children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Your child may also bring in a healthy snack to eat at break-time. 

 

We thank-you for your continued support and will do our best to make sure this year is a happy, enjoyable and successful year for your child as they move through Year 4. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to pop in at the end of the school day or leave a message via the school office.

 

Miss Spencer (class teacher), Mrs Rayson (teaching assistant) and Mrs Fenney (1:1 teaching assistant)

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