Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 Page!

Mr Pedley and Miss Otowski are working hard in Year 4 to ensure that the children are making great steps towards improving and progressing in their learning this year. We are so extremely proud of all of the children in Year 4 because they are hardworking, conscientious and above all, resilient.

Our learning this half term

During this half term, our topic is ‘Going Underground’. This topic will teach the children about the proud and rich mining heritage of our local area.

We will visit the National Coal Mining Museum’, where we will experience what it might have been like for the brave and hardworking men, women and children who worked in the mining industry. More information (including photographs) about our learning will be shared with you in due course, so keep an eye out on our website.

Important Dates and Information

PE – Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. We recommend that your child has their PE kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions and that they have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit.

Homework – It is incredibly important that Year 4 children are practicing their spellings and reading every day at home. It is important to discuss what they are reading with their parents/carers in order to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of a variety of texts.

Furthermore, we ask that you encourage your children to practise their times tables at home. We highly recommend that your child uses ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ to do this if they are signed up to this brilliant service, as this encourages children to learn their times tables facts in a very enjoyable way.

Weekly homework will be set on a Friday and will need to be returned by Thursday of the following week.

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for more creative and larger scale homework projects for your child to become involved in and more details of these will follow in due course.

Planners – Children should bring their planner to school every day, along with the book they are reading. Year4 staff will try to sign these once a week. Children will receive a dojo if they have read at home three or more times that current week and a parent/carer has signed their journal on each of those days.

We also encourage the children in Year 4 to record the page numbers that they have read during that day in their reading journal to help them to keep track of how much they have read.

Water Bottles – It is important that all Year 4 children are sent to school with a water bottle so that they can be hydrated and healthy throughout the day.