4P Mr Poole
Teacher: Mr S Poole
Teaching Assistant: Miss J Sanderson
Welcome to 4P - Ready, Respectful, Safe!
Wishing you a very warm welcome to Year 4.
How fantastic! The start of a new school year!
While it has been an extraordinary year, Mrs. Sanderson and I are thrilled to be welcoming you back, and we are very excited to embark on our Year 4 adventure together.
School will be a little different but we will explain the new routines.
As a school, we have been working hard to ensure that any potential learning gaps from the previous year's learning will be addressed during our first half-term, alongside all our fabulous topics.
As discussing queries or concerns at the gate will not be possible due to social distancing requirements, should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via ClassDojo or by telephoning/emailing the school direct.
Ready, Respectful, Safe
A very warm welcome to Year 4! In Year 4 we have an inspiring and motivating curriculum with themes covering a term or half term throughout the year. Curricular subjects are taught within the theme so that the curriculum is meaningful and relevant to the children.
This half term, our PE days are a Tuesday (Miss Walker) and a Friday (Mr. Poole). Please make sure your child has the correct kit in school. Children will require indoor and outdoor PE kit this half term, including suitable footwear. Initially, we will be undertaking PE sessions outdoors, so please ensure your child has appropriate kit for cold or inclement weather conditions.
For health and safety reasons children should not be wearing any jewellery to take part in PE or sport, particularly ear rings. These should be removed before coming to school on a PE day.
As well as the Year 3 and 4 spelling list, children will continue to follow the RWI spelling scheme. Please see the log book for the rule and words your child needs to practise.
We want to create children who have a lifelong love of reading, so reading and books have a really high profile in our class. The children are encouraged to read a range of books, and particularly those which they are interested in and motivated by. Your child is always welcome to bring in their own books to recommend to the class.
It is expected that children read four times per week at home, with reading records signed by an adult at home. If children make no attempt to do the homework, it is expected across school that they will stay in during their break time to complete it.
Our homework is sent out on a Friday and should be completed by Thursday as the mathematics will be on line. If children make no attempt to do the homework, it is expected across school that they will stay in during their break time to complete it. Each week children will receive a reading homework as well as a maths.
- Relfex Maths (Times Tables) http://www.reflexmath.com/go
- Times Tables Rockstars (Times Tables) https://ttrockstars.com/home
- ActiveLearn (General Maths) http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/
Make sure you are learning all of your times tables at home so that you can earn your rewards! Children can practise their times tables skills at home on TT Rockstars. By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their times tables and corresponding division facts for up to 12×12 as every Year 4 child in England have to complete an official Times Table assessment.
Below is a list of words from the National Curriculum. These are words that can be tricky to spell but with support, the children by the end of Lower Key Stage 2, should be able to spell. Please use this list to support and add to the spelling words sent home each week. Simple activities like reading, covering and writing the word, then comparing the two spellings, can be effective. In addition to the spelling list below, I have also included a Complex Speed Sounds Chart, these are all the sounds and ways of making such sounds which should aid with spelling.
Spellings will be sent home with the homework each week, with a look, cover, write, check grid for children to use. These are generally words from our spelling sessions at school and focus on the spelling rules for year 4. Ocassionally, we might send words home from the list below and/or lower down in school to consolidate their learning.
In addition to the common exception words, we have a big focus on the 100 and 200 most commonly used words and making sure that the children are comfortable in spelling these. These are words that are used every day in conversation, writing and general day to day life. In the coming weeks we will be sending more information about these.
Below is a list of the 100 and 200 most commonly used words, please refer to these and occasionally test your children in batches of 10.