Year 4- Chestnut
Welcome to Year 4
Class Teacher - Miss Jackson
LSA - Mrs Ellis
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 morning and Tuesday afternoon so please ensure that the children have their kit in school. Please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days.
Please make sure the children have an outdoor learning kit in school too. We will be gardening within the school are various times. Outdoor learning kit consists of any old clothes that you don't mind children getting dirty!
Autumn Term '23
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 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 once they have read 5 times in a week they can get a little toy from the prize bag!
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 Tuesday and testing on the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to practice often.
Year 4 take a national times tables test so they need to know ALL of their times tables. Please encourage your child to practice 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.
In Autumn Term we will covering these topics in Maths:
Place value, addition and subtraction, measurement and multiplication and division.
Across Autumn Term, Year 4 will be learning about Food and the Digestive System & Sound!
Geography & History
In Autumn Term, Year 4 will be learning about 'Interconnected World' during Geography. They will be looking at compass points and four and six-figure grid references. Learning about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America. Children will also be able to identify physical features in the United Kingdom and learn about the National Rail and canal networks.
In History for Autumn Term, we will be learning all about invasions! Specifically looking at Anglo Saxon and Viking invasions. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.