Welcome to Year 4
The Year 4 Team
Class teachers can be contacted via email to email@example.com or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our PE days will be Monday and Tuesday; just as last year, we will be asking the children to come into school wearing their school PE kits on the days that they have their PE lessons.
Year 4’s allocated library session will be every Wednesday morning; this is an opportunity for your child to choose a book he/she would like to read at home and perhaps share with you.
Homework for year 4 will be set on Tuesday and Thursday, using Seesaw. In addition to this, we hope that children will be reading for pleasure; this could be a book from home, their chosen library book or their e-Collins book which has been chosen by their teacher.
Visits and visitors
We are excited to announce that on 26th November, all Year 4 pupils will have the opportunity to watch the performance of Alice in Wonderland at The Old Repertory Theatre in Birmingham. A letter including all details will be sent to you week commencing 13th September. Our residential trip to Knapp House in Devon is planned to take place in May 2022. A separate letter will be sent to you also in September, giving you full information about the dates, costs and payment schedule.
Our first text will be The Lost Happy Endings, a modern fairy tale, written by Carol Ann Duffy. The expected writing outcomes are a diary entry, an alternative ending to a fairy tale and a longer narrative (story). We will follow this up with two texts based on the topic of wolves: Wolves by Emily Gravett and Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. The planned outcomes from these texts are non-chronological reports, a letter (to the wolves in the walls) and poetry. We will also be reading a class novel and poems which will be selected by the class teacher in addition to our texts used in English lessons.
During the Autumn term, we will cover the following areas:
• Place value (up to 4 digits)
• Formal and mental methods for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division
• Measurement – length and perimeter
Things to practise at home:
• Times tables and associated division facts using TT Rock Stars. Children are expected to be fluent in all multiplication and division facts by the end of year 4 so this will be a focus for us in school and for homework. • Counting forwards and backwards from 0 to 100 and 100 to 0.
• Counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10