Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page! 2021–22
20th May 22
Just to let you know our PE lessons next half-term will now be on Monday and Friday. I have added the homework onto SPAG for this week. Spellings are below.
Our trip to Lune Aqueduct and church visit photos will be onour gallery page very soon.
Please note that as not everyone is doing the homework and joining in the battles on TT Rockstars, most are. To reward these children, they will be the ones who participate in the class ‘raffle draw’ which normally takes place on a Friday afternoon.
Photos attached from recent police visit- talking about our Christian value of respect. Respect especially we show to one another. The children participated well in the discussion and listened superbly.
Homework will be sent out in the form of an online learning task on Mathletics or SPAG.com. It is set to be completed by Wednesdays. Spellings will be written out in home learning diaries Fridays and also put on this page (and Seesaw) in preparation for a spelling test on Wednesdays. PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term, so please send your child in PE kit on those days.
It is important to listen to your child read regularly, aiming for 15 min per night if you can. Here is the link to reading questioning prompts you can use when you are reading with your child:
Swimming this year:-
6th September to 17th September 9.15am – 10.00am
17th January to 28th January 9.15am – 10.00am
You will need to bring a swimming hat, towel and swimming costume on these days. Please note we will be leaving school at 8.50 so will need to be in school early on these days by 8.45.
Please see this page for regular updates and homework/spellings, which I will add here and on our class Seesaw page. Homework will be set on Wednesdays to be in for the following Tuesday. Please send via email or via Seesaw.
Please note our new topic theme for Spring Term 2022 is ‘Our Changing World’- please keep your eyes peeled to this page and to our Y4 gallery to find out the things that will be happening in class this half term.
I will also be regularly updating the activities on mathletics. Please try and help get Y4 up the leaderboard with mathletics points each week! We finished 2nd overall compared to other classes in school which was great -can we finish top this term?
Y4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
We would like to take this opportunity to update all parents of Y4 children on efforts to develop confidence in times tables. As many of you will be aware, the National Curriculum states that all children should be confident with all times tables up to 12×12 by the end of Y4. Rapid recall of these times tables really gives all children an excellent foundation on which they can build a wide variety of mathematical skills.
In 2021, Grimsargh St Michael’s Y4 children took part in a practice for the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). This check involved all Y4 children taking a five-minute, online quiz to assess their confidence in recalling and using these times tables. The children responded really positively to the check and reported that they enjoyed using the iPads to participate. Please find a leaflet attached here 2022_Information_for_parents_Multiplication_tables_check explaining the MTC in more detail.
The following YouTube link also provides a little more insight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5cDctLVTI&list=PL6gGtLyXoeq9eWA31dGs2RmsAM8jDhDXs&index=2
The current Y4s will do the check this year in June 2022. It will be done in small groups on iPads and will take about five minutes to do. The outcome of the check should inform both us as a school and you as parents as to where each child is in terms of times tables. We can then celebrate their successes and work together to identify and address any gaps. What can you do? Please regularly quiz your children on times table recall. There are also lots of online apps, card games and puzzles widely available to support children to learn their tables in a fun and engaging way. Mathletics and TT Rock Stars are ideal to assist in this.
SOME IDEAS FOR HOME LEARNING
Hi everyone. If you are struggling with home learning, or require extra and some extra work and/or ideas- here are a few ideas to help you along.
- Firstly, there is the newly setup National Academy- Oak National Academy. https://www.thenational.academy/
- The BBC unveils its biggest push on education in its history – ensuring that every child in the UK has the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their nation’s school curriculum in these challenging times. – Find out more here
- National Online safety: Top tips on how to learn safely online for: Parent/carers | Children | Teachers
Previous weeks home learning:
If you have missed any, these are still available- please click on the links.
LOCKDOWN HOME READING CHALLENGE
Please see the attached ‘Rainbow Reading Challenge’ below. Children can read books with different coloured front covers/themes and once they have completed the challenge, they can be awarded a certificate. Please try to read everyday, write this in your reading diary and upload the picture to Seesaw on Friday. You can do this using Oxford Owl Library or read any books you have at home!
Link to our reading page below
Extra tasks are always available under Purple Mash- set under ‘2dos’.