Hello! Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
I am thrilled to be teaching your child and along with Mrs Carr, who will be working in Year 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I am looking forward to working on some very exciting things over the coming year. I hope the information shown below is helpful and if you have any other questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak with me before or after school.
Mrs Murray-Flutter, Year 4 class teacher
Alf is our class mascot and tells us what Year 4 are ‘Always Looking For’. Every week, the children will be given a learning behaviour target and the children who do this extremely well will get Golden Time on a Friday. Those who do not quite meet this expectation will work on different things and reflect on how we can earn that time next week. As the year goes on, the expectations will increase. Please support us with this by asking your child what the current class target is and how well they are doing with this.
Supporting at home
It would be wonderful if you could talk with your child as often as possible at home about making positive choices and discussing what they want to achieve each day. Also, reading with them for 15 – 20 minutes every night and discussing the book is extremely beneficial: this helps children enjoy reading more and gives them experience with a range of texts and a wider range of vocabulary. Finally, a big target for Year 4 is to learn all of their times tables. By the end of Year 4, children need to know ALL of their times tables. They have been given a times tables rockstars password so they can practise using this fantastic ‘app’ whenever they get a chance.
Children also have termly homework challenges and we ask that children try and do several of these tasks at home in order to support their learning in topic and science.
Click to see Year 4 challenge homework – spring term 2
Organising our week…
- Book changing can take place on the days that Mrs Carr is in – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- PE is on Thursdays – please make sure children’s PE kits are in school on this day