Year 4

    Welcome to Year 4

    In year 4 we aim to provide a fun and challenging experience for all our pupils. We have high expectations and standards that we support our children to achieve.  In order to achieve their targets we encourage children to be active learners and to take responsibility for their own learning. They can do this by completing any additional homework and by listening and completing tasks to the best on their ability in school.

    We welcome parents to actively participate and support in their child’s development and interaction with us.  I am sure that with the support of parents and teachers working collaboratively, this will lead to the improvement of your child’s learning in every aspect of their life.  We teach and encourage our children to behave in an appropriate manner and to show a respectful attitude towards their learning and to members of the staff and other children.

    Together we can give our children the roots to grow

    and the wings to fly”

    Mrs Madan

    Lower KS2 Phase Leader 

     

    Useful information

     

    Reading

     

     

    Children should be reading at least 4 times a week and remember to sign and tick their log book. Children’s books will be changed once they have completed them and are able to answer questions regarding the text. Support your child’s reading at home by asking questions to develop their understanding of what they have read (see ‘How to help your child read at home on the School’s website).

    Swimming and PE

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Swimming will take place on Friday afternoon once a half term for each class. 4M and 4R will be going in Autumn 1 and 4K and 4H will be going in Autumn 2. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit (costume or trunks, hat and a towel) in school every week.

    PE lessons will take place twice a week. This may include one PE lesson and one swimming lesson or two PE lessons, one including  our PE coach.

    Please make sure your child has the correct kit on these days.

    Earrings to be left at home, if a child cannot remove them bring in tape to cover.

    Kit: black shorts, plain t-shirt in house colours or white, plimsolls/ trainers.

    Long hair should be tied up. 

    Weekly Homework/ Purple Mash

     

     

    Maths & English homework will be handed out every Friday and will be due by Wednesday. All weekly homework will be based on our weekly Maths & English topics to consolidate learning. We expect all children to complete their weekly homework to high standard and hand it in on time. Sometimes the class teacher may give children extra homework to complete based on the Topics they might be learning; this can be found on Purple Mash online. If the children have lost or forgotten their login, please speak to their class teacher.

    Spelling test

     

     

    Test on Mondays & Friday

    Spelling homework is handed out on Friday and children will be tested on Mondays for Golden spellings and Read, Write Inc spellings will be tested on Friday.

    Please help your child to practice them daily.

    Trips

     

    We are planning trips that fit in with our Topic curriculum in the Spring or summer term. These will be confirmed closer to the time.

    If you are able to help your child’s class on their trip, please speak to the class teacher.

    Behaviour

     

     

     

     

    There is a high expectation of pupils’ behaviour within our school. We expect children to treat each other and adults with respect at all times. If at any point the behaviour of children is unacceptable, the class teacher will follow the school’s behaviour matrix when taking action. We are very lucky to have parents that cooperate with the teachers to enhance their child’s behaviour both in and outside of school.

    Other information

     

    Year 4 Topics

    Autumn 1 – Geography ‘How does the water go round and round’

    Autumn 2- History ‘Did the Romans make Britain better’

    Spring 1 – Geography ‘How does Earth shake, rattle and roll’

    Spring 2- History ‘When would you have rather lived? Bronze Age or iron Age?’

    Summer 1- History ‘Can you come on a Great American road trip?’

    Summer 2- History ‘What was important to our local Victorians’

    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download it, just click below.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.

    Newsletters

    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.

    Reading

    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.

    Writing Skills

    Click on this handy little guide to help you help your child develop their early writing skills. Do talk to us about any thoughts you may have or advice you may need.

    How can I help my child develop their early writing skills

    The writing workshops gave me ideas on how I could help my child to improve the quality in their work
     

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