Welcome to Class 14
Teacher: Miss M. Porter
Teaching Assistant: Miss G. Jackson and Miss F. Bland
1:1 Teaching Assistants: Mrs G. Davie, Ms H. Witham and Mrs C. Smith
Welcome to Year 4!
Due to the times table test coming up in June, we will continue to have a strong emphasis towards learning our times tables this term. This way, the children can be more confident with their recall facts and develop a stronger understanding of the inverse operation, division. In maths, we will look at time, statistics and angles.
In English this term, we will be reading How To Train Your Dragon: How To Be a Pirate - by Cressida Cowell. There will be opportunities to write a variety of text types and build on our key skills for year 4. In particular we will focus on fronted adverbials and subordinate clauses.
Homework will continue to be sent home weekly via Google Classroom. Your child will be sent home with Weekly Spellings. It is important to read as much as possible and we ask that parents listen to their children read and help develop a love of books. When you listen to your children read, this should be recorded in their Home School Diary and each read will count towards a reading prize!
Swimming and PE
Class 14 will continue to be swimming this term every Thursday morning. Children will need a towel, swimming costume and hat in their swimming bags. We walk to and from the Basildon Sporting Village, rain or shine, so ensure your child in prepared with the appropriate outdoor clothing. Multi-Skills will be taking place on Tuesday afternoons.
It is important that the children have their Ghyllgrove PE kits at school so that they can join in with the sessions. Our PE kit is a white t-shirt with red shorts and trainers. Children with long hair must have their hair tied back and no jewellery can be worn during P.E.
Look out for more information on the curriculum that we will be studying over the course of the year in order to support your child as much as possible. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary. We are using Times Table Rock Stars, a fantastic online resource, to develop our knowledge of multiplication and division facts. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging online programme designed to help pupils master their times tables by playing the different games and answering different questions to improve their Rock speed and status. Also, the children will earn coins for correctly answered questions which they can use to improve and upgrade their Rock Star Avatar. You can continue boosting your Rock score at home by practising your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars. Just go to https://play.ttrockstars.com and use the login information inside your home school diary.
Finally, we would like to remind all families to label your child’s clothing and equipment. This includes PE Kit, School Uniform, Coats and lunch boxes. All items must have your child’s name and class number. Lastly, may we remind you that we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have only water in the classrooms and at break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. Alternatively, the children may prefer to buy a snack from the school hall.
Thank you for your continued support!
Year 4 Team