Year 4- Chestnut
Welcome to Year 4
Miss Millar and Miss Jackson - Class Teachers
Mrs Clarke - LSA
Contact email: Chestnut@connectedlearningmat.co.uk
Our class is made up of enthusiastic and creative Year 4 children. At the beginning of September we discussed the Golden Rules and used these to create our own Code of Conduct. We all try hard to always have a positive growth mindset - we may not be able to do something straight away but we will do!
Our classroom is a fun, engaging and welcoming space where every class member feels valued, safe and listened to. Have a look at our photo gallery to see some of the things that we do.
Things to remember
Daily: Reading book and diary, water bottle and snack.
PE: PE lessons will be on a Wednesday so please ensure that the children have their kit in school. Please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days.
Autumn Term 2022
At Cherry Tree, we use the Talk for Writing process, where we follow three stages: imitation, innovation and invention. We also have a strong focus on SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).
We love and value reading in Year 4. All children read every morning as soon as they come into class and then once they have finished their book, they quiz it. If the children get 100% on their quiz they are given a raffle ticket. This raffle ticket is then entered into a half-termly prize draw! So the more they read, the more chances they have of winning! The children also have access to MyOn online.
Every child in the class is heard read at least twice a week, with a short discussion about what they have read. The children read individually as well as in guided reading sessions. During these sessions we explore a text in greater detail and practice/apply their reading skills, now known as VIPERS. The children have all drawn the symbols into the back of their reading diaries so have a look and ask them to explain what they mean. Please listen to your child read at home as much as possible – note it in their diaries so that they can get a marble in the jar!
We follow the Spelling Shed scheme so will be sending a selection of words from each weeks planning combined with a selection of the Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings. We will send spellings home on a Monday and testing on the following Monday. Please encourage your child to practice often.
Year 4's take a national times tables test so they need to know ALL of their times tables. Please encourage your child to practice all of their times tables on a daily basis. Times Tables Rockstars is one way to get in lots of practice. See the link below to access this.
This Spring term we will be learning about Animals including Humans. We will be learning about the simple functions of the digestive systems in humans and also different types of teeth in humans.