Meet the Team

Mrs K Atkinson

Teacher

Miss J Whittam

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome to Year Four! Within class, we have an amazing adult who also teaches us called Miss Whittam. We are a class of 26 unique and wonderful children who enjoy learning new things together and working with each other although we can also work well independently. When learning, we love to do this in a variety of ways and we love to learn outdoors. Football is always a popular game for play time and many children love to get involved. Once a week, we learn PE skills with ProSport. In Year 4, we learn to become good thinkers, be curious about our learning and explain our thinking. We learn to become more independent and to try out our ideas. When writing, we work on a neat, legible style that is joined so that we are given the privilege to write in pen.

Please remember to look at our web pages and Facebook so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning. Below, you will find our Bucket List as well as our Booket List and other important information for this year.

Please feel free to arrange a meeting with me if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs Atkinson

katkinson@trawden.lancs.sch.uk

Year 4 - Welcome Letter

 

 

Timetable / Key Dates

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 PE

 

 

Reading Books

Homework Books

Reading Books

Homework Books

Reading Books

Homework Books

Reading Books

Homework Books

Reading Books

Homework Books

   

Spelling and Maths Homework due

Homework Set

 

 

National Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

The official National Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check takes place towards the end of the year during the month of June. This is completed on computer and will include 25 questions that involve any times table questions up to 12 x 12. The children will have about 6 seconds to read the questions, think of the answer and type it onto the keyboard. The government specify certain times tables are to be learnt by children in particular year groups: Year 2: 2x, 5, 10x tables Year 3: 3x, 4x, 8x tables Year 4: 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x (all times tables) As your child is currently in Year 4 they will be sitting the multiplication test in June 2022. If you know that your child is unable to rapidly recall the times tables from previous year groups, please help them with these at home. TTRockstars is a great way to practise and their maths homework will also help. Please help your child to recall the times table facts instantly and rapidly so that they are no longer reliant on using their fingers to count. Whilst TTRockstars is a fantastic game, there are also other games online to help. We will be continuing to focus on our Times Tables during this term and the children will also be working to gain rapid recall of all of their times table facts. In school, we will be playing games and trying to beat challenges with others.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1031901/2022_Information_for_parents_Multiplication_tables_check.pdf

 

Homework

Spelling: This will be set in their Homework Book and will contain 10 words to learn every week. This will be set each Thursday and tested the following Wednesday. 

Maths: Please practise times tables with your child as they are vital. There will be a times table test at the end of year. In order to succeed, all Year 4 children need to know all of their times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12. Your child should already be able to rapidly recall their 3x, 4x and 8x tables and the related division facts so I would appreciate it very much if you could practise these if you know that your child does not know them yet. This will also be set in their Homework Book but this will be on a Thursday although the maths homework is due in on a Wednesday. Children will have almost one week to complete their homework. Please use TTRockstars for times table practise during the week. If your child has forgotten theirs, please ask.

Reading: As the children read in school on a daily basis, they need to bring their reading book in every day. Please continue to hear your child read and ask them questions about the books that they are reading in order to develop their understanding and find evidence in the text. Children can note the books they read on Seesaw. Please share your child’s reading with us on Seesaw and remember that you can access the Accelerated Reader quizzes at home as they may not have the same number of opportunities to complete them in school. If your child needs extra reading materials, please use books that they have at home, the library or those that they used when learning from home.

Click the links below to get to your homework.

                              

 

Year 4 Topics and Bucket List Activities

Autumn 1 (02.09.21 – 22.10.21)

Spring 1 (04.01.22 – 11.02.22)

Summer 1 (19.04.22 – 27.05.22)

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Cook something

Great American Road Trip

Make Volcanoes

Extreme Earth

Police Visit

Roaring Rivers

Autumn 2 (01.11.20 – 17.12.20)

Spring 2 (21.02.21 – 01.04.21)

Summer 2 (07.06.21 – 20.07.21)

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Create Circuits

It’s Electrifying

Make an Egyptian Mask

Awful Egyptians!

To be announced

To be announced

 

Reminders

Water: Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day and to drink with their lunch. We are no longer able to provide the children with cups from school.

Snack: They can bring in a healthy afternoon snack, which must be kept in their coat pocket or book bag.

Packed Lunch: Please place this in a wipeable small lunch bag or plastic box. Year 4 have their own shelf to store these. Unfortunately access to lunch bags/boxes is only permitted at lunch time.

P.E kits: Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school. It will be stored on their peg and will be sent home to be washed at the end of every half-term. If it requires washing prior to this, please ensure that it is in school on a Monday so that it can remain in school for the entire week.

Forest School: Please bring waterproof clothing and wellies on their Forest School dates. This could be a waterproof all-in-one suit or separate waterproof trousers and coat. This will make it easier for the children to put on over their school uniform and mean that they will not need to get changed in school.

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