Year 4 2023 - 2024
A huge welcome to Year Four class page
Our Year Four Team...
Mr Graham is the Class Teacher.
Mrs Tucker teaches RE and French every Thursday morning.
Mrs McCann is our wonderful Teaching Assistant.
Here you will find all the information you need to know about the fantastic year we have ahead of us!
I am super excited to be a part of the Sandiway team this year!
If you have any questions thorughout the year reguarding Year Four or wish to discuss anything with me please contact the office to arrange an appointment with myself or send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 4 Autumn 2 Term Readalouds...
“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” - Louis L’Amour
* What is the impact of reading? *
A few notes for the Autumn 2 Term:
PE: Children have PE every Wednesday (Swimming) and Thursday (Handball/ Dodgeball). Children should come dressed in their PE kit on these days (Excluding swimming).
Water: Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time. Please ensure your child’s name is on their bottle, it will be sent home each afternoon.
Snack: You may wish to send in a snack, please make sure it is healthy, no chocolate, crisps or sweets (We are a nut free school).
TTRS: Please remember to practise your Timetables on TTRock Stars. There is a handy parent guide on the links below.
Homework will be sent home every Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. Please see the guidance attached in the files below for further information on homework. Please click here for this week's Homework.
Overview for Autumn 2:
For details all about the subjects we will be covering, please see the attached Year 4 Curriculum Overview for parents in the downloadable files below.
Timetable - Autumn 2 (2023)
Autumn Term 2023
In Autumn 2 2023
Reading & Writing:
During the Autumn 2 Term, in English, we will be looking at the wonderful ‘Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister and Graham Baker Smith. We will be focusing on developing skills such as organising infromation using paragraphs, expanded noun phrases and recognising the difference between plural and possive's'. The final extended writing outcome will be to write Leon’s secret diary about what really happened in ‘the place between’, including conversation between Leon and the boy. Alongside this, in our reading lessons, we will be developing our spoken language, reading stamina and increasing our vocabulary by looking at a fantastic book called ‘The Train to Impossible Places' by P.G. Bell.
During Autumn 2 in Year Four maths we will be focusing on these areas:
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
Autumn Term 2023
In Autumn 1 2023
Reading & Writing:
During the Autumn Term, in English, we will be looking at the wonderful ‘Counting on Katherine' by Helaine Becker. We will be focusing on developing skills such as organising infromation using paragraphs, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. The final extended writing outcome will be to write a fact file about Katherine Johnson, including a short biography. Alongside this, in our reading lessons, we will be developing our spoken language, reading stamina and increasing our vocabulary by looking at a fantastic book called ‘A World Full of Animal Stories’ by Angela McAllister.
During Autumn 1 in Year Four maths we will be focusing on these areas:
- Place value (which underpins maths learning across the year)
- Addition and subtraction
Other Curriculum Areas:
For other curriculum areas we will be covering in Autumn please see the Year 4 Autumn Overview. For more details on what we will be covering throughout this year these can be found in the files section below: Year 4: Whole Curriculum Overview as well as termly overviews. In addition, please find a range of documents below which will be helpful in supporting your childs learning this year such as key spellings and expectations.
The Growth Mindset:
In my own teaching, I am a great believer in the power of positivity and the growth mindset. The growth mindset plays a huge part in our learning. This mindset allows us to change our language which helps us to change an outcome. Hopefully it won't be long before your children begin to use the langauge 'I can't do it YET' and 'mistakes make my brain grow!' Here's a little video to explain it a little more (your children will become very familiar with Mojo!).
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