Welcome to Year 4!
In Sycamore, your teacher is Mrs Bugler. In Lime, your teacher is Miss Kerlogue.
Our LSA's in Year 4 are Miss Wood, Mrs Riley and Mrs Smith.
On Thursdays, Sycamore class is covered by Miss Akers and Lime class is covered in the afternoon by Miss Brock.
Our Long-Term Plan
Here you can see the long-term plan of what the children will be learning in different subjects in Year 4.
Spring termly overview
Here you can find out what the children will be learning about in all of the different subjects this term.
History and Geography
Here you will soon be able to find our History and Geography knowledge organisers for the Spring Term.
The children will be learning about the Anglo Saxons in History lessons in the first half term, exploring the question: 'How do we know that the Anglo-Saxons were skilled craftsmen?'
In the second half of the term, the children will be learning about Rivers in Geography lessons, investigating the question: 'What does a river see on its journey?'
Children may bring one pencil case that will fit in their tray to school with them.
Our PE days in Year 4 for Spring 1 are Monday and Wednesday. Children can wear their PE kit to school on the days that they have PE lessons.
The National Curriculum states that times tables are a key mathematical skill that children should know by the end of year 4.
In the summer term, year 4 children will have a statutory Multiplication Test Check (MTC). They will need to know their times tables up to 12x. This will be an online test where children will have 6 seconds to answer each randomly generated question.
In school, we will be practising times tables on a daily basis using a variety of strategies. Each week, children will have a focus times table and all of their times table work in school will focus on that times table. The order in which children will tackle the times tables is: 10, 5, 2, 4, 8, 3, 6, 12, 11, 7, 9.
At home, it would be really helpful if you could support children to practise their focus table - and others if you wish! You could do this by encouraging them to use Times Table Rockstars or any of the websites and strategies listed below. Although division won’t be included in the test at the end of the year, it would still be useful to include division questions as you help your child learn their tables.
On Times Table Rockstars, there is even a feature called 'Sound check' which is laid out exactly like the Multiplication Tables Check and will be a great way for the children to practise. (Remember to put on the 'Num Lock' button so that you can use the number keys in the bottom right corner of the keyboard to speed up your typing). If you are not sure of your child's TT Rockstars login, please get in touch with your child's teacher via Class Dojo.
A good grasp of the times tables is a key skill in Maths and will support children throughout their mathematical learning.
Suggested websites for times table practice:
Homework timetable coming soon!