Welcome to Year 4
|St James the Greater||St Matthias|
Termly overview of all subjects
It is expected that the children read every day for at least 20 minutes. Some days it would be nice for your child to read to you so that you can ask them questions about the book to test their understanding. It is also a nice time to spend together. Each child will be given a leveled book to bring home and once their book is finished they can bring it back to school to be changed after completing a quiz. Their level will be reviewed termly by the children taking a quiz based on key reading skills.
Your child will receive their spellings on a Monday. They will then have until Friday to practise these before their test. Please make sure that your child also understands the meaning of the words they are learning.
In Year 4, we love to work on our Maths skills. At home, we ask children to practice their weekly times tables focus where each week on a Friday we will complete a small quiz against the clock. Their expected at the end of the year to know their times tables from 1 - 12. To support this we encourage children to work on practising times tables out of sequence to help build on their times tables knowledge. The children all have access to an interactive times tables programme called Times Tables Rock Stars (https://ttrockstars.com/)where the children can develop their avatars in a fun way with Maths.
- Jeans for Genes Day (17th September)
- Macmillian Day (24th September)
- St. Michael's Day (29th September)
- Black History Month (October)
- Harvest Festival (21st October)
- St Matthias class assembly (7th October)
- Forest school will be on a Tuesday
- End of term ( 21st October)
Jotter Learning Platform
At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Teachers will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.
Jotter gives children the opportunity to explore concepts such as wikis and blogs in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.
At St Michael's we say three prayers a day. This is so that we can keep our relationship with God close.
St Matthias' Class Assembly 07/10/21
St Matthias presented a lovely class assembly to their parents/carers and peers in KS2.
The theme of our class assembly was promises. We used our class novel 'The Promise' to understand the importance of keeping the promises we make. We linked our learning to Harvest and thought about promises we can keep during Harvest Time thanking God for the crops he has given to us.
This term we will be focusing on knowing God who helps us to be wise.
We will be exploring our school's vision and it's associated values that will help us to grow and flourish together.