Year 4 – Wombats and Mammoths

Year 4 – Wombats and Mammoths

Welcome 4 Wombats and 4 Mammoths

The Year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Mrs Mower.

We are assisted by Mrs Petts and Miss Wilson.

 The start time in Year 4 is 8:50 and the finish time is 3:20.

Important Information

Swimming

Swimming information from Sun Lane Pool: For each swimming session your child will require the appropriate kit, for girls the ideal swimwear is a one-piece bathing suit and for boys close fitting above the knees trunks or shorts. We have been advised by the swimming teacher that baggy shorts hamper your child’s ability to swim.

Children can bring goggles and the pool advises the wearing of swimming hats. Your child should also have a towel and a bag to carry all of their things. No jewellery must be worn for swimming sessions – it cannot be simply covered up. This does include pierced earrings.

Spellings and reading books

We will be sending home spelling sheets.  Please work with your child to practise their spellings.

Each week, we will focus on a spelling rule and the children will practise words associated with this rule on a daily basis by completing their look, say, cover, write, check in class.  A spelling homework sheet will be sent home on a Monday for practise at home.  Please check that your child is bringing home their spelling sheet and practising for 5-10 minutes per day.

Here are some spelling websites that you may wish to use to practise your spellings:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games.html

All children should have their own reading book. This may be chosen from the year 4 library or if your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school. Reading books from school are fine to be brought home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be expected to read regularly at home.  Although we encourage the children to read regularly, this may only be a couple of pages or 5 to 10 minutes. The children will be taking part in one to one reading with an adult in school.

All children have been issued with a home reading record.  These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We ask that home reading records are signed and dated by parents before they are returned to school. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book.  Each time they read a book (with comments made in their reading books and signed by a parent), they will be awarded a stamp and a reading raffle ticket!

Bronze = 10 Pride Points

Silver = 5 Merits

Gold = Select a book and a book mark from the school vending machine

Each time your child reads at home, they will be awarded a raffle ticket! These raffle tickets will be placed into our  special reading boxes! At the end of the term, tickets will be selected and book prizes awarded.

ERT

We love reading in Year 4! ERT (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place during the week.   This is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books.  The teachers and teaching assistants also read their books!

Helpful Maths websites.

Please click on the links:

Top Marks maths games

BBC Supermovers

http://www.ttrockstars.com

BIG Maths

Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:

Counting

Learn Its

It’s Nothing New

Calculations

The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths CLIC tests where they aim to beat their previous score.

In school, we keep the last test of each half term.  The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.

Learn Its

The Learn Its for this week are  x6, x7, x8, x9 and x12 table

Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below

What is BIG Maths?

Go Noodle and Supermovers

Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity.  Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice.  Both websites are free to use.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

www.gonoodle.com

Year 4 MTC information

Year 4 Multiplication Test 

Children in Year 4 will be sitting a Year 4 Multiplication Check Test set by the government.  This test will test all the times tables up to 12×12.  Below is the link for the MTC Parent Meeting held on the 20th March.

Year 4 MTC Parent Meeting 2024

The downloadable resources below explain the Multiplication Check Test in more detail.  There is a presentation and a leaflet containing information about the check.

Multiplication Check Presentation for Parentsfo (1)

2020_Information_for_parents_multiplication_tables_check (1)

The test will be interactive and below are some sites to practise.

http://www.iseemaths.com/tables/

https://play.edshed.co/mtc

We will also be working with the children throughout the year in our classrooms to improve their times tables skills.

Homework – 

Homework is issued each Tuesday and is to be returned by the following Monday.  This includes spelling homework linked to the spellings for the week.

PE

Please be aware that no jewellery is to be worn for PE and this includes fitness watches. If your child wears earrings, please cover them with plasters for P.E lessons if they have been recently pierced or remove them if your child has had them in for longer than 6 weeks.

Please ensure that your child arrives in their school PE kit (no bright coloured leggings/football shorts etc).

PE in year 4 is Tuesday for outdoor striking and fielding activities.  Swimming takes place on a Friday morning.

 

Golden Time

Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon.

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