Welcome to Year 4!
In terms of getting in contact with your child's class teacher, please see our email addresses below:
Below you will also still find our Meet The Teacher presentation which provides a variety of information about the year.
Thursday 25th May 2023
After half term, the Year 4 Multiplication Check Period commences. This spans over 2 weeks during which all of the Year 4 pupils will be asked to complete the equivalent of one soundcheck on TTRS. You will receive their results along with their school report. We have spoken to the children about this and they were all really calm about it, have been practicing daily this week in class and we have encouraged them to keep up with their TTRS over half term and the benefits of this. Please try to encourage your child to practice soundchecks on TTRS during half term but you could also do this on paper, orally chanting or with a game.
Times tables are a vital part of mental maths from this time onwards in their maths learning both in primary school and beyond and so the more confident the children are, the more this will benefit their maths learning as a whole.
This week, the children have been completing some real world problems regarding money in maths. Over half term, if the opportunities arises, please encourage your children to add up amounts in the shops, estimate the amount of change you will receive or even get them to work out the amount of money they will need for the items they are purchasing as this will supporting their understanding and learning even further,
In science, the children are moving on to states of matter, ensuring they understand the differences between solids, liquids and gases and this will also be linked to geography through the water cycle. The children loved drawing the various layers of the rainforest this week in Geography, discussing the climate of the rainforest and why its location creates this climate.
In computing, the children finished programming their own Scratch quizzes (which they can access at home if they wish to show you) and then got to play their own ones, giving each other feedback. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and gave each other some thoughtful and positive comments which was lovely to see.
We will be moving onto time after half term and we are aware that there are several children in the year group who seem very unfamiliar with an analogue clock in particular. If your child has a watch, please can they wear this as often as possible and talk to them about the time on an adhoc basis to help them develop their time telling abilities please as this will be really useful and is such a life skill. The children need to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute, including what this time is on both a 12 and a 24 hour clock.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 5th June after half term!
Miss Barriball and Miss Parker
Each week, children will be expected to: