Welcome to Year 4 Working in Year 4 will be Mrs Humpage Mrs Teresa van Staden Mrs O’Connor – Wednesday morning Mrs Ruffell – during the week Timetable What they will need: Everyday they should bring in their reading book and reading record book – school bag Letters to be given to the teacher at the beginning of the morning Monday – PE kit – this half term is outdoor games – trainers Tuesday – a book to read with their reading partner in Year 2, their swimming kit in a small bag and coat when the weather starts to get colder Wednesday – guitars – put upstairs in them music room and taken home at the end of the day Thursday – recorders – taken home at the end of the day Expectations • now familiar with the routines and organisation of the juniors – wearing indoor plimsolls, how break time and lunchtimes are organised • to become more independent and involved in their learning • that they take pride in their work and present their work to a high standard - handwriting • to build on their previous year’s learning so that they continue to move forward • that they take responsibility – within the classroom – monitors • that work is completed and handed in on time so that feedback can be given and acted upon – marking and feedback time • Behaviour – keep to the class rules we have decided upon Curriculum The Year 4 curriculum overview can be found on the website and this gives an outline of what we will be covering this term. On the class webpage you will also find the weeks homework. Mrs Hawkes has already informed you of the new procedures and arrangements. We will have some new topics this year and with the new curriculum the expected outcomes in maths have changed and some have moved down from year 5 whilst some of the Year 4 outcomes have been moved into lower year groups. For example, by the end of year 4 children are expected to know all their tables to x12. Year 3 and 4 word list Spellings list A accident(ally) early address eight/eighth knowledge length purpose question appear exercise material regular believe experiment mention remember breath famous natural separate build February notice straight calendar fruit often strength centre group ordinary surprise certain guide peculiar though/although complete heart popular through continue history possess(ion) weight describe increase potatoes difficult interest probably actual(ly) earth learn quarter answer enough library recent arrive experience medicine reign bicycle extreme minute sentence breathe favourite naughty special busy/business forward(s) occasion(ally) strange caught grammar opposite suppose century guard particular therefore circle heard perhaps thought consider height position various decide imagine possible woman/women different important pressure disappear island promise list B Homework Homework as you know will be given on a: Wednesday – talk homework – RE the ‘Wednesday Word’ Friday – English – comprehension task , grammar task and spellings Maths - online task using ‘My Maths’ programme or a maths investigation www.mymaths.co.uk (You will be given a guidance for parents sheet which will have your child’s login details on.) On-going – multiplication tables – x 6 x 9 related to x 3 and daily reading Homework books – same standard of presentation, returned to school by Wednesday – maths book can be used for working out and evaluating their task when doing an online activity. Other websites we will be using include: www.topmarks.co.uk – that supports many curriculum topics in addition to English and Maths http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ - all subjects www.sumdog.com which is an online interactive programme books in on time please website http://www.stadrians.herts.sch.uk/ And Finally! Remember that if you have any concerns then please come and speak to me. I. like you, want the best for your child and therefore I should be your first port of call. Mrs Flint or Mrs Dell will be happy to make an appointment for you and I will be more than happy to meet with you – before or after school. Myself and Mrs van Staden, look forward to working in partnership with yourselves and your child, and we hope it will be a happy and productive year.