Miss Swift (Team Leader)
Mrs Womack teaches in Zebras on a Wednesday for half a day
Mrs Moody supports individual children in Zebras
Mrs Chapman and Mrs Palanca support individual children in Giraffes
Mrs Womack teaches in Rhinos on a Tuesday for half a day
Mrs Churchman, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Russell support individual children in Rhinos
Your child was given a copy of the newsletter on Friday containing the spellings they should be learning for this week.
Some children will be learning the 4GZ list this term, which will focus on children mastering the Phase 3 and 5 phonic sounds.
Here is an outline of a typical day in Year 4!
8:45-8:55 We will open the doors to welcome children in and begin handwashing and settling into morning activities. Please make sure your child is ready to start the day at that time with everything they need! Zebras children can enter through the garden gate, Giraffes through the main doors and Rhinos through their external class door.
Early Morning Activities
VIPERS - whole class guided reading
BREAK 10:25 - 10:40
Times Table Rockstars
Topic – Science, Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, French, PSHE, PE, The Mile
Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the The Mile – we will be encouraging Year 4 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given.
Thursday is outdoor for all classes. Indoor PE is Monday for Giraffes and Friday for Zebras and Rhinos. Please send your children to school on these days wearing their PE kit - please see school website for new PE uniform guidelines.
END OF DAY 3:15
Homework will be handed out on Fridays, due in the following Thursday. Please support your child in getting into the routine of completing homework on time. In Year 4 we would expect some work to be done independently and some needing support and guidance.
We love reading in Year 4 and want to see your child enjoy reading as much as we as staff do! Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday. Each time a child reads three times, they will add a tick to our Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward. Which Year 4 class will get their reward first?!
Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read by the end of Year 4.
Each class has a book corner, and we can visit our amazing school library at least once a fortnight.
We're delighted Thame library has reopened - this is a really great way to access many new books!
In Year 4 we offer a mastery approach to spelling. The majority of children receive the same 7 spellings each week (following SoundsWrite which is the spelling programme we use in school) which will be handed out on a Friday, the rule taught on Monday and then tested on the following Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule. If your child is finding the spellings less challenging, please encourage them to think of spellings which follow this rule and others that don’t. What’s the longest word they can find, using that spelling rule? And so on!
Equipment in school
- A named water bottle
- A named lunch box (unless your child is having school dinner)
- A small pencil case (that can fit in a drawer!) containing:
Writing pencils x 3
A pencil sharpener
A small ruler that will fit inside their pencil case
1 or 2 glue sticks