Welcome to Year 4

Year-4

Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.

Our 2018/19 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 4 2018 – 19 Overview

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Miss Phillips – Denzil

Miss Hansell – Priory

Mrs Botma – Seaview

Denzil – Thursday and Friday

Seaview – Thursday and Friday

Priory – Wednesday and Friday

Homework is handed out each Friday and should be handed in each Wednesday.

Your child will receive weekly spellings with space for them to practise each word  five times. They will also receive either an English or maths piece of homework for them to complete, linked to their learning in class.

They should continue to learn their times tables at home as they will be frequently tested at school to ensure their progress. They should also be reading at home at least 3 times a week for 10 – 15 minutes. We would be grateful if you could support your child in learning to tell the time, as this is a particularly important skill.

The links below may help you when supporting your child with homework:

Reading VIPERS for parents

SPAG glossary for parents

NAJS Calculation policy_2016

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://resources.woodlands.kent.sch.uk/

https://www.sumdog.com/

Autumn 1

FlotsamThe first book that we looked at in English this year is called Flotsam. It is a picture book with no words. We have learnt how to write different sentence structures, punctuate speech correctly and include expanded noun phrases in our writing. Take a look at some of our newspapers we created about a camera found in the sea.

Newspaper 1

Newspaper 2

Newspaper 3

Reading support

Parents often ask us for suggestions of appropriate books for their children to read. Below is a  list of suggestions of high quality texts suitable for children working towards and at the expected level for year 4.

SLS Booklists Recommended Reads Year 4

For children who are exceeding the reading expectations of the year group, here is a list of suggested books to continue to develop and extend their skills.

SLS Booklists Able Readers at KS2

 

 

Parents’ Guide to Grammar

In the link below you will find a user friendly guide to the different grammar terminology your child will be familiar with. Although it is split into year groups, you may need to look at the year group before for skills originally introduced in previous years. We hope that this is a helpful tool for supporting your child with their homework.

A Parents Guide to Grammar