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YEAR 4 - PARENT INFORMATION

Teacher's welcome

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday and will be due back in on the following Wednesday.  The homework in the learning logs is a chance for the children to discuss with you at home what they have been doing at school and show their understanding.  This will either be a “show me” task which is consolidating lessons learnt in class, online My Maths or research tasks. 

PE

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday, however in warmer periods we tend to take full advantage of the weather so a kit in all week is best!

Please could you ensure that your child has full outdoor or indoor kit where appropriate.

A general PE kit would include: Brill polo shirt, hoodie, shorts, tracksuit bottoms/comfortable trousers, change of socks, appropriate trainers (hats and gloves maybe need in the winter months).

General Information

In Year 4 we begin to foster independence at school, for example children look after their own letters, school equipment and other notices. Children are expected to have a pencil, ruler and a pen at the very least in their pencil case.  We do provide other stationery but the continual loss or lack of correct equipment severely reduces the amount of learning time for your child.

If you have anything you wish to discuss, or if you have any queries or concerns do not hesitate to contact me via email or come in and see me.

Thank you for your support!

Miss Chenery

(M.chenery@brillschool.org.uk)

Ways you can help support your child’s learning in school

Spelling

In Year 4 the children take part in regular phonic sessions which focus on a variety of spelling patterns. The children are assessed on these spelling patterns regularly to assess if they are able to apply the learnt patterns independently. The children will bring home some words which demonstrate the spelling pattern that they have been learning.

Reading

In Year 4 the children take part in a guided reading session weekly where all the children are required to read and discuss a part of a book as a group.  The sessions are designed to focus on different areas of reading comprehension and allow the children opportunity to look further into the meaning of the book, the author’s intentions and reasons for choices of words etc.

There are also opportunities for quiet reading and children are able to change their reading books most days as needed.  It is still vital that they have regular opportunities to read to you at home and take part in discussions about their book and what has happened.  This ensures that they are reading at the appropriate level and more importantly understanding what they are reading.

Encourage your child to read (and share with you) the texts from our Brill School Year 4 recommended book list.

Mathematics

All children should be urged to know as many of their times tables from 1-12 as possible off by heart, out of order, with quick recall.  This may not be possible for all children however it is still something we can all strive towards.  It would be great if you could regularly discuss and learn times tables with your children. We practise our tables most days using a program called Wizard Maths.

The Curriculum

At Brill School, English, Maths and Core Skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning. For other lessons we have in recent years moved away from narrow subject based teaching and have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curricular.

Year 4’s thematic topic units for this year are:

Term

     Theme/topic

          Main focus

Autumn 

The Victorians

Geography

Spring 

Crash Bang Wallop 

Science

Summer 

Long Walk to Freedom

Science/Geography 

 

Click on the topic units for an overview document for the term's work or on the subject links for more information about the long term curriculum in each specific area.

Miss Chenery, Class Teacher

Miss Worthington, Teaching Assistant