Year 4

    Welcome to Year 4!

    It is our goal to provide all pupils with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in Year 4.

    There are high expectations for your child and we will do all that we can to help your child achieve those expectations. We require children to be active learners and take responsibility for their learning.  They can do this at home by reading and completing homework.  In school, they will be required to listen, follow our school rules and complete their tasks to the best of their ability. 

    We look forward to your active participation both in your child’s development and interaction with us. I am confident this procedure will lead to the improvement in your child in every aspect of his/her life.  By working together we will be able to better meet the needs of your child.

    Mrs Chaggar.

    Lower KS2 Phase Leader 

     

    Useful Information

    Reading

     

    At home

    Please listen to your child read at least 4 times a week and remember to sign the tick log book.  Ask your child questions about the book to develop their understanding of what they have read (see prompts provided). Usually there are questions for discussion on the inside cover of the reading books.                                                                                   

    Swimming and PE 

     

    Swimming will take place every Monday for Spring term. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit (costume or trunks, hat and towel) in school every week, we will confirm swimming days nearer the time.  
    We will have PE on the following days:
    4C – Mondays & Thursdays
    4K – Tuesdays & Fridays
    4M – Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Please make sure your child has the correct kit in on these days.
    Earrings to be left at home if child can’t remove them or bring in tape to cover.
    Kit = black shorts, plain t-shirt in house colours or white, plimsolls/trainers. Long hair should be tied back.

    Topic Homework

    Children will be given a topic homework grid at the beginning of each half term. It is expected that the children complete 6 tasks to the best of their ability, over the half term. The homework book will be collected in on the last Monday at the end of each half term.
     
    Homework books are due in every Wednesday for the teachers to check and mark any tasks completed. 

    Weekly Homework 

    Maths & English – Handed out on Friday, 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.  

    Spelling Test

     Test on Mondays & Fridays

    Spelling homework is handed out on Friday and children will be test on Mondays for Golden Spellings and Read, Write Inc spellings on Friday.
     
    Please help your child to practice them daily.

    Trips

    We are planning to go to Kew gardens in May 2017 as part of our habitats topic. 

    Other information 

    Year 4 topics

    Autumn 1 - Geography of U.K.                          Autumn 2 – Romans
    Spring 1 – Anglo Saxons                                  Spring 2 – Take one                                                                                         picture
    Summer 1 – Water Cycle                                 Summer 2 - Polar                                                                                                 regions
     
    Please ensure your child is on time in the morning.  KS2 school day timings are 8.45am - 3.25pm.  

    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download it, just click on it.Long term plans 2016/17

    A closer look at this terms plan. Click below to download.

    Topic web Summer  1

    Click on the link below to read our latest 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.

    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

    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

    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

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