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Who is in Our Team?

This year, the Year 4 teaching staff are: Mrs Jayasekera, Mrs Lenk-Sohun, Ms Akhter and Mr Rademacher. Mrs Flemming is our classroom assistant. In 4R, we have Mrs Heggie supporting us, Mr Nadah. In 4JL, Mrs Sumrakova is supporting us. Mr White covers Ms Akhter’s PPA on Thursday afternoons from 12pm and Miss Rhodes covers Mr Rademacher’s PPA on Tuesday afternoons from 12pm.

 

In Year 4

We are looking forward to teaching our themes this year - from electricity to World War Two, from rivers and mountains to predators and their prey. The curriculum will be enriched with lots of hands-on learning experiences, high quality texts and creativity. Keep checking this page regularly and watch out for your class Dojo alerts, which will show our learning in action and give you opportunity to respond and engage with us. Thank you for supporting Year 4.

  • PE kit to school: Children must come into school wearing their PE kit on. Your child’s teacher will let you know what days your child has P.E. Please ensure the children are not wearing any jewellery and their hair is tied back.
  • Equipment: The only things children need to bring in is their fully stocked pencil case, reading book, reading record and a water bottle.

Termly Overviews

Our termly overviews show the range of topics covered throughout the year. Please see below for our curriculum maps that give you more information about the aspects of the topics we will cover.

 

Key Vocabulary

Throughout the year, we will be introducing different vocabulary to the children as part of the topics they will learn. Please see the links below for specific vocabulary for each term which you may begin to introduce at home too:

 

Spellings

In year 4, children will receive spelling homework every two weeks. This will be focussed around the pattern that they are learning at school that week. The spelling pattern is explicitly taught at school which they are then expected to practise it at home. The children will be given a task to help them to practise it. Tasks are varied to aid them to apply it to a variety of situations. They will be completing many activities in school too to help them learn their spellings. Please encourage your child to practise and use these spellings and as well the Year 4 common exception words.

Please see the link below for the year group spellings:

Year 4 Spellings 2021-2022

Times Tables

Within maths, it is important in year 4 that children are working on their times tables. Children are tested on their times tables knowledge at the end of the year (please see below for more information on the Multiplication Tables Check). Throughout the week, the children will have many opportunities to practise and we will have weekly tests to monitor their progress. Going onto TTRockstars regularly will help in improving children's times tables speeds.

Here are some other websites that will also support your child in learning the times tables:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://www.timestables.com/4-times-table.html

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

 

What is the Multiplication Tables Check?

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June).  The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

* The MTC is an online test were the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question you have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3 second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly based on the rules of the MTC.

 

Trips

This year, we are hoping to visit the Verulamium Museum to support our learning about the Romans and the Imperial War Museum to aid our learning of World War Two.