Cedar – Mrs Price (Year 4)
|Mrs S Price
Senior Teacher and SENDCo
|Mrs S Wright
|Miss M McGuinness
Teaching Assistant and ELSA
Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Price and the rest of the Year 4 team are really excited for the Autumn Term and all the fantastic learning that will take place. We are looking forward to working in partnership with parents to get the best outcomes for the children.
As we enter Autumn 1, the class will be focusing on geography project for the first two weeks back and you will be able to see what we have been learning about via twitter.
You can find out more about the learning we will be doing by looking on our curriculum flyer for the term or our curriculum map for a yearly overview.
Year 4 Multiplication Check
In year 4, the children will take part in a multiplication check. The expectation is that all children in Year 4 should know all of their times tables by the time they finish the academic year. The multiplication check is an online test were the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question you have 6 seconds to answer. This takes place in June. With this in mind, we will have a huge focus on times tables. Mrs Price has created maths bags that can be taken home that have a times table focus. They are filled with maths games and they can be lent for a week at a time.
Our home learning is on Google Classroom. Login details to access this can be found inside each child’s reading record.
If you have any problems with this contact Mrs Price for support.
- Please support your child to ‘Strive for 5’ by listening and encouraging your child to read five times a week. We will be keeping a record in class and there will be rewards for reading at home from our ‘Starbooks’.
- PE will take place on a Monday and children should come to school in their PE kit. This saves valuable lesson time. Children should come to school on their PE days in their white PE t-shirt, their school jumper/ cardigan and either plain black leggings or plain black jogging bottoms (these can be purchased from local supermarkets and should not be branded). They may come in their red shorts if the weather is warm.
- Children should remember to bring their reading records and spelling books to school daily.
- All children should bring a water bottle daily, this will be sent home at the end of the day to be washed.
The Core Subjects in Year 4
Some children will access daily phonics sessions using Read Write Inc (RWI). Children who don’t access RWI will have reading, handwriting and spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons. This will consolidate learning that takes place during the English lesson.
Children will continue to access daily, whole class, reading lessons through Steps to Read. In these lessons, all aspects of word reading and comprehension are modelled, practiced and used through accessing high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts.
All children will also have access to Accelerated Reader, an online learning platform which supports their reading comprehension. They will also have access to ReadingWise supporting vocabulary development.
Writing lessons will be structured around a vehicle text, which changes each half term. The vehicle texts comprehensively link with the National Curriculum objectives that are taught in Year 4. The children will be exposed to a wide range of activities.
Each maths lesson begins with Rapid Recall – in which children answer 5 questions, based on previous learning. Recapping prior learning in this way helps children to understand maths concepts better and get to the answer faster. During maths lessons, new concepts will be introduced and scaffolded using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches. As a class, we will continue to use a mastery approach, embedding maths concepts, in order to ensure that every child develops a deep understanding of maths. The children will have access to TTRockstar to support home learning and their basic fluency. This year we will also be introducing Doodle Maths, this is an online platform that the children will access daily in class for 10 minutes. This aims to plug any gaps in learning.
For parents math guidance, please click here to be redirected to a page on the school website.
Weekly science lessons provide the foundations for understanding the world. Throughout Year 4, children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, to predict how things will behave, and to analyse causes. During lessons, children will work scientifically, as they set up simple comparative tests, make careful observations, record and evaluate their findings.
The majority of communications between school and parents will be sent by email. Please ensure that you check this regularly.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPCedar to get frequent updates about what we have been doing in class.