Year 4

Welcome to Year 4
11th May UPDATE:
We continue to be so proud of the children in Y4. We are seeing some excellent work on the Google Classroom! The teachers continue to be available to the children and parents through the stream and via email.
Each day, the teachers will consistently monitor Google Classroom through the working day, marking recently completed work and sharing excellent work.

However, we will be specifically available for an hour each a day when you will know we are at a laptop, ready to answer any questions you may have, quickly.

Monday - Friday: Miss Fancourt will be available 9am - 10am
Monday - Friday:  Mr Smith will be available: 10-11am

Questions can be put on to the stream, or if you prefer to email, you can email:
If you cannot access these please contact the school office during office hours, 01237 473569
Learning Zone
If you would like continue with your learning, try out some of these games and activities. 
Crystal crash game, make sure you select lots of options before starting to really challenge yourself. 
This is a great game for improving your timestables speed. 
Can you use your factors to get 4 in a row?
A great game for improving your times table recall speed. 
A great game of strategy involving numbers.
Can you find the homophone pairs?
An excellent story telling website.

Maths and English

In Maths and English we will be aiming to ensure that your Year 4 child knows and understands particular key skills. Apostrophes, commas, times tables and key spellings are just some of the things children in Year 4 are expected to use accurately.  Children are expected to write fluently using the cursive font and will be applying the writing skills to a variety of text types.


Becoming confident and independent in learning

Overall, perhaps the single most important aspect of this year is children’s increasing independence and confidence in what they can achieve at school. Your child will be encouraged to start to think about their own learning. They need to make decisions on how to present work, how and when to complete homework and also how to learn best.

Children often ask questions and their teacher will encourage them think for themselves too: Could they answer the question themselves? Can they make that choice? If they can, then they are learning skills which are vital for Year 5, Year 6 and adult life.

Reading at home

Carry on reading together

For English, the single most important thing that you can do is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style.

When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:

  1. Make it fun! Use silly voices and read to each other as well as just listening.
  2. Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and understand the language and the deeper hidden messages in the sub-text.
  3. Read a wide range of writing — from comics to newspapers; from novels to Pokemon cards; and even the children’s own writing!
  4. Look up individual words in a dictionary or thesaurus together to find out what they mean.
  5. Stop if they or you are tired!
Learning Zone
In Science we are learning about states of matter. Try out some of these websites to find out more. 
BBC Learning Videos