WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
The teachers in Year Four are Mrs Ignatov (4I), Miss Doyle (4D) and Miss O'Flynn (4O'F).
The teaching assistants are Mrs Cook, Mrs Strange and Mrs Lochowska .
In Year Four we will set homework every Thursday which is due back in the following Tuesday each week. We know that reading is important to support your child's imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. Therefore, reading for up to 15 minutes each evening for up to 5 evenings per week will be expected as part of your child's weekly homework. We know it's important that children enjoy reading and so we are happy for this to be a school reading book, a library book, or a book from home so that your child has a wide range to choose from. Please ensure you listen to your child read, ask them questions and sign their reading record each evening.
The Year Four Team.
Spring 2 Week 5: beginning 25th March 2019
RE: Topic: Self Discipline
To understand the significance of the resurrection.
To reflect on what they have learnt. (Assess the topic)
English: Power of Reading- Jemmy Button: Non-Chronological Report Writing
To revise the features of NCR.
To know how to introduce the topic when writing a non-chronological report.
To organise ideas in paragraphs and make sure the information satisfies the heading.
To edit and improve the non-chronological reports.
Spelling/Grammar: Complex sentences
To use subordinate clauses and conjunctions when creating complex sentences.
Guided Reading: To develop the skill of inference and deduction.
To retrieve and summarise information correctly.
To find equivalent fractions and reduce fractions to its simplest form.
To find equivalent fractions of halves, thirds and quarters.
To find equivalent fractions then use it to simplify fractions.
To count in fractions.
To design own scientific enquiry.
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, we welcomed a number of parents into our classrooms for a Writing Workshop. The focus of the session was for parents to understand the editing process and what we are expecting of the children when they improve their work. During the session, children and parents alike worked to edit a piece of work which was littered with mistakes. Focusing on punctuation, spelling, adverbial and prepositional phrases, imagery and thesaurus work (upgrading vocabulary choices) everyone worked together to improve the piece of work.
Parents who attended the workshop were given a copy of the writing expectations for Year 4. This is available at the top of this page.
As the session ended we asked the parents for some feedback on the session, here's what they had to say!
"I find the workshops helpful because it helps me to help my son at home with his work."
"I think it's a fantastic idea to involve parents so that we can help our children."
"Very helpful! I learnt a few things myself that will be very helpful when assisting with homework."
"Very helpful. Got a more in depth practical idea of what Year 4's are expected to do in English, very pleased I came."
"Having a copy of the goals is extremely useful and the workshops further guide in the right direction."
"Workshops are a great idea. It was good to see how the children are learning and how they are supported."
Thank you to everyone who were able to come. We hope more parents are able to make it to our next workshop.