Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page! 2022-23
Hi everyone- welcome to the new school year 2022/23 and the Autumn Term.
For our first two weeks, we will be swimming every day at Fulwood Leisure Centre, so please arrive at school early at 8.40 as we will be leaving for the swimming baths at 8.50. You will need to bring a swimming hat, towel and swimming costume on these days.
Following the first two weeks, our PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Thursday.
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. 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:Reading Questioning Prompts
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.
Initial class timetable below. Music (clarinet) to start on Thursday 15th September.
All homework for this week uploaded onto Mathletics, and spellings to be tested on Wed 5 Oct attached below.
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 2022, Grimsargh St Michael’s Y4 children took part in 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 2023. 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.
Link to our reading page below.