Welcome to Year 4!
Mrs Terry, Miss Platt and I (Miss Soffe) would like to welcome you to our class page.
Below, you will find some useful information about what is going on in the Year 4 classroom this year.
Reading is such an important part of your child's development. It helps with many things including their vocabulary, writing, spelling and understanding of the world we live in. Children in Y4 are expected to read for at least 30 minutes each day. Reading is a part of everyday life at Moulton Primary School and a variety of texts will be used across subjects to aid their learning. Children have access to a variety of texts to choose in school as well as myOn and Accelerated Reader.
Throughout the year, children in Y4 will complete reading assessments to ensure their reading level is progressing which also helps match books to their abilities. Guided reading sessions will consist of a whole class session once a week and smaller group sessions throughout the remainder of the week.
In Y4, we will continuously explore high quality texts. These will change over the half terms and this is what we will base our English work on in lessons.
The children will also continue to develop an understanding of the spelling, punctuation and grammar that is expected in Year 4. Children in Y4 will be given spellings to practise at home and we will be using 'Spelling Shed' to consolidate these later in the year.
- Autumn: Counting on Katherine, Gorilla and Leon and the Place Inbetween
- Spring Zeraffa Giraffa and When the Giant Stirred
- Summer: Where the River Meets the Sea and Blue John
The children will learn a variety of mathematical skills including problem solving through White Rose Maths. It is very important that the children are practising their times tables weekly as it is helps in most areas of maths and future learning. Also, all children in Y4 will complete a multiplication test later in the year.
There a variety of resources available to practise these including writing them down, chanting/singing, online platforms like ‘Hit the Button’ or playing on Times Table Rockstars.
PE is taught on Mondays and Wednesdays in Year 4. As we have an ‘active wear’ uniform, children do not need a separate PE kit. If children are wearing the ‘old’ Moulton School uniform, on PE days they will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit (blue/white shorts or navy jogging bottoms with a school top and trainers).
We keep you up-to-date and communicate via Class Dojo. Keep an eye on our class story for information on what we have been learning as well as important reminders. You can also keep track of your child's behaviour and see how many dojos they have been awarded.