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 2020/21 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 4 Overview 2020-21

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 Taylor (Year Leader) – Denzil

Mrs McDowell – Castle

Mrs Green – Grange

Denzil – Tuesday and Thursday

Castle – Tuesday and Wednesday

Grange – Wednesday and Thursday

Please make sure you bring appropriate kit for the weather.

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

Spelling

Your child will receive weekly spellings. They will also receive either an English or Maths piece of homework for them to complete, linked to their learning in class.

Times Tables

They should continue to learn their times tables at home as they will be frequently tested at school to ensure their progress. The expectation for all Year 4 children is for them to know and be able to recall all multiplication facts to 12 X 12 by June 2021.

The children love Times Tables Rockstars so please log on to https://ttrockstars.com/

Reading

They should also be reading at home at least 5 times a week for 10 – 15 minutes. Please record your child’s reading in their reading record book.

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://ttrockstars.com/

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

http://www.mathplayground.com/

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

https://www.sumdog.com/

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

Autumn Term

Year 4 have returned to school with a fantastic attitude! They have shown brilliant learning behaviors and are keen to work hard.

In English this term, we have already looked at the book called Winter’s child and are currently enjoying Tin Forrest. We have reminded ourselves of the skills needed to describe and have certainly shown our teachers our vivid imaginations.

In Maths, we have looked carefully at place value and built on our learning from Year 3. We have got started with practicing our times tables regularly.

We can’t wait to start our DT project!