Miss Millar and Mrs A - Class Teachers
Miss Edwards - LSA Apprentice
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 Monday so please ensure that the children have their kit in school.
Autumn Term 2021
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 No Nonsense Spelling 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 Friday and test the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practice often.
In Maths, we are starting to use Power Maths. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths, well linked to the developing of a positive growth mindset using fun characters.
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 half term we will be learning about sound and hearing.
As well as having regular English and Maths lessons, we have a brilliant and rich Connected Curriculum where we make links between all subjects, where possible.
This term our focus is PSHE!
The Connected Curriculum follows three key stages: Stage 1 is where the teacher teaches a skill, Stage 2 is when the children have the opportunity to practice the new skill and Stage 3 is when the children apply this skill, independently.
We follow No Nonsense spellings.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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