Welcome to Year 4 - 2020/21
Mrs Payne and Mrs Devall would like to welcome you to Jacaranda Class.
In Maths we follow the White Rose and the Big Maths curriculum, which involves using concrete and pictorial methods to solve fluency calculations, problem solving and reasoning.
We have regular times tables practice, where we are learning all our tables. We are currently revisiting the 2, 5,10, 3 and 4 and their corresponding division facts. Please use the App ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ (which all children have individual log ins to, which can be found in their reading records) this will give children regular practice of the times tables and chance to recall them at speed.
Other online games such as ‘Hit the Button’ which can be found on the ‘Topmarks’ website will help the children with the speed of recall in a fun and engaging way.
In English, we are following the Pathways to Write Programme and linking other texts to our Connected Learning topics which include fiction and nonfiction writing. There is a key focus on grammar, spelling and punctuation, we look at specific rules and patterns each week and complete regular spelling tests. In addition, it would benefit the children to be able to spell all of the common exception words for Year 3 and 4.
In reading, the children will be following ‘Accelerated Reader’, which provides them with a ZPD range to choose appropriate ability books to build on their decoding and comprehension skills. More information can be found in the front of their reading record book.
Although there is no formal homework in Year 4, we do have a termly home learning challenge. In addition, we recommend reading daily with your child, for 20 minutes, and practising the spellings and times tables as this will have an impact on their confidence in lessons.
Due to the current school restrictions please contact the office if you need to arrange a meeting with us or have any questions. The children also have their reading logs which you can write notes in to communicate with us.
Should the school be closed at any point then 'Home Learning' will be provided through the online platform 'Seesaw'.
Login information can be found in the back of children's reading records.