Welcome to Year 4 : )
We hope your child will have a very happy, exciting and productive year. This year your child will be taught by myself - Miss Duffy - and supported by Miss Mayor (class teaching assistant every morning).
I highly recommend that you read with your children as often as possible. Reading aloud to an adult and discussing books is vital to developing fluency and comprehension skills. For us to be able to check how often your child is reading at home, please could you sign their reading record during the week each time you read with your child. Children need to bring in their reading record on a Wednesday and Friday to be checked and changed.
Every child will have their own personal log in for Times Tables Rockstars stuck into their homework diaries and they need to practise their times tables as often as possible. Times tables is a huge focus in Year 4 and children will be tested daily on their times tables in school. It is expected that children should know all of their times tables and division facts up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4 so it is vital that they practise them at home as well as in school.
Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will be due in the following Wednesday.
The children in Year 4 go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon and their second PE lesson of the week is on a Thursday afternoon. However, this isn’t set in stone as our timetable can always change, therefore please make sure your child’s PE kit is always in school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to working with your children this year and I hope they enjoy Year 4!