Y4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to the Year 4 webpage
Mrs Cunniffe and Mrs Garratt are our Phase Leaders and teachers of Robin Class
Mr Parr teaches Blackbird Class
Google Classroom - classroom.google.com/a/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk
AR Bookfinder - http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
Times table Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth
Spelling shed - https://play.edshed.com/
Ancient Greece - What made the Greeks so great?
This term our topic will be looking at the Ancient Greeks and we will be exploring what made the Greeks so great. We are looking forward to our Greek day on Thursday 25th January. We will be welcoming the ‘Makers of History’ into school on this day who will work with the children. A rich Athenian lady and a Spartan tutor will work with the children, encouraging them to think about which city they would choose to live in. They will also focus on how Greek ideas have influenced the western world in areas such as medicine, science, language, democracy, drama and much more.
Please download the topic web at the bottom of the page to find out more about what we will be covering in our topic this term.
In English, we will be looking at 'The Secret Sky Garden' by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumber. We will be working towards writing our own narrative based on this text.
The children will receive weekly spelling homework on Spelling Shed linked to the spelling patterns they are learning in class. In addition, the children should learn the National Curriculum spelling lists which were given out at the start of the year. Children are expected to learn one column of spellings per half term and will require help and support at home to ensure the children achieve well. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. We realise that some of these spellings may appear quite demanding, but every child in the country has to be proficient in the spelling of these relevant age-related words. (See attached list)
Love Music Trust
We are very fortunate here at Elworth to have Mr Birch working with us to deliver music lessons to year 4 children. Mr Birch works with the children to introduce them to the enjoyment and interactive skills of learning to play and perform in a brass ensemble. Robins will continue to take part in the Love Music Trust wider opportunities until February half term. After February half term, Blackbirds will begin their music sessions with Mr Birch.
Outdoor PE is timetabled for Wednesday afternoon for children in year 4 this term and all children need to come to school dressed in their PE kit at this time. At this time of the year, the weather is very changeable so always send your child in with the appropriate PE uniform (please refer to the school PE uniform policy on our website for guidance). May we remind you that all uniform should be labelled to avoid any confusion and missing kit.
We will continue to come to school dressed in our PE kits on Fridays, as we have a focus on keeping active and healthy. Prepare for an active and enjoyable day of learning!
All children are expected to read for up to 30 minutes three times per week as part of their homework and have their reading diary signed by an adult. These will be checked by their teacher during Reading lessons. All pupils in Year 2/3/4, when reaching a suitable standard, will have access to Accelerated Reader, where children read their choice of book and complete a comprehension quiz online at the end. These results are tracked by teachers and the children achieve points for good test results.
Children in year 4 receive weekly homework in maths, times tables, spellings and reading. Homework is set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday..
- Times Tables Rock Stars
- Maths Shed
- Spelling Shed
- Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling CGP book
|Minimum of 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes
|Reading Records to be signed by an adult 3 times a week, thank you
|- National Curriculum spelling list
|Start of half term
|Last week of half term
If you have any further questions or queries about life in Year 4, please arrange to speak with your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your continuing support,
Mrs Cunniffe, Mrs Garratt and Mr Parr