Welcome to Year 4
|St James the Greater||St Matthias|
|Miss Smart, Miss Medhurst and Miss Eldridge||Miss Green and Miss Betts|
At St Michael's we say three prayers a day. This is so that we can keep our relationship with God close.
We recommend 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.
Our PE day is now on a Wednesday afternoon for the rest of this term.
PE kit is made up of trainers/plimsolls, t-shirt and shorts with the school logo and a pair of jogging bottoms for when we experience colder weather.
Please could you ensure your children has a water bottle with their names on to keep themselves hydrated. Their P.E kits will stay in school until the last week of term when it will be sent home to be washed. If you would like your child to bring their kit home weekly, please make sure that they then bring it back into school for their next lesson.
Dip and Do- Optional home activities.
On the Jotter page you will find a tab that is named Dip and Do activities. These activities are based on the school learning that term. There are 6 optional homework tasks that your child can complete alongside practising their spellings and timetables and reading their book. Please get your child to bring any completed tasks into school as they will receive house points for their extra work.
As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.
This term our Collective Worship will be based around the theme of forgiveness, caring for others and love to God. We will be celebrating the FEAST of the ASCENSION of JESUS CHRIST and reflecting the true meaning of this special time.
May is a very special month in the Catholic calendar as it marks the MONTH OF MARY. During this time, we will be thinking about Mary and reflecting on how she is the Mother of Jesus and Mother to us all. We will be using the class rosery to pray to Mary and writing our own prayers to Her.
Lent assembly Term 4- How can we show kindness to others especially during Lent?
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.