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Excellence Everyday

Year 4 class 2020-2021 

 

'Excellence Everyday'

'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'

Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,

Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,

Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,

Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.

Our new stars of Year 4! 

 

Teacher

Miss E. Hunter

Learning Assistant

Mrs A. Johnson

Learning Assistant

Mrs L. Kenyon

About the class...

Class Teacher - Miss E. Hunter

Learning Assistants - Mrs A. Johnson, Mrs H Murphy and Mrs L. Kenyon

Year 4 is a safe, caring learning environment where where children’s individual talents and achievements are recognised and built upon. We aim for all lessons to be interactive, exciting and engaging. Throughout Year 4, children are always encouraged to strive for excellence both independently and as part of a team. With support from teachers and family at home, the children work hard on their goals. Mental health and well-being are high priority in Year 4.  We work hard to support the children to be happy and free from worry and anxieties.  We promote positive self-talk and resilience and guide children through any difficulties they face. 

 

All individuals

Each child enters Year 4 at a different stage. Therefore, we treat every child as an individual and plan to cater for their individual needs. We understand that every child learns in a different way and has different interests and it is our aim to adapt our teaching to suit the children. We encourage their independence throughout, allowing them to take ownership of their learning and achievements and to understand how to solve problems on their own.

What do we learn?

We have daily maths and English/SPAG lessons.  Our mastery approach in maths develops mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We work hard to rapidly recall multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12. Our English work links to a whole class text. We produce some accomplished writing linked to our text.  We have reading lessons to help us work on year group reading objectives, including finding evidence in reading to prove our points.  We have daily opportunities to read across the curriculum. In addition, we read frequently at home and complete our reading records, which are commented on by staff. We learn to read then read to learn!

We have a broad curriculum with lots of exciting lessons on a range of topics including: The Ancient Greeks, Rivers, Electricity, Coding, Textiles, Roman Printing, and Mamma Mia.  We aim to grow scientists, historians, geographers, artists, linguists, musicians and much more!  We make links with different subjects across the curriculum and aim to apply our maths and English skills in different contexts. Click on the Long Term Plan for more information.

Important things to remember: -

  • We have PE every Monday and Wednesday– please ensure that your child attends school on this day in their PE kit (an indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers or pumps)  in line with our new guidance related to Covid-19.
  • Homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday – please ensure you bring back spellings and multiplication tables activities to Miss Hunter and complete online tasks on time. 
  • Spellings and multiplication tables are included in homework every Friday and tested the following Friday - please ensure your child learns these at home.  We recommend little and often and a multi-sensory approach can help children to learn.
  • Reading books are changed on Mondays. - Please ensure your child brings their reading book on Monday if they want to change it.

Year 4 Long Term Plan 2020-2021

Topic Webs

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Book recommendations for Year 4

Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 4. 

You will never be short of book suggestions with this site. Children we hope you find something you love.

'The Reader Teacher' - Visit this site to view 100 'must reads' for YEAR 4  https://www.thereaderteacher.com/year4 

Space Week - Geography

 As part of our geography topic 'All about Europe' Year 4 looked at images of Earth from Space. We identified physical and human features on these photographs and viewed Europe from a different perspective.

Space Week - Art

Pupils enjoyed learning about constellations and then producing artwork inspired by their favourite ones. Children practised skills of creating a watercolour wash and mixing colours to create mood.

Reading Plus

 Children in Year 4 are making such great progress in reading. It is wonderful to see their enthusiasm as they practise a range of reading skills whilst reading texts on Reading Plus.

Mamma Mia! Music

During our topic of Mamma Mia! Year 4 have appraised music from different genres. They are becoming more confident at identifying different instruments that they hear. They practise finding the pulse to these pieces of music. 

Roald Dahl Day

 Year 4 loved reading George's Marvellous medicine and dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl's novels. Take a look at some of our fantastic costumes.