Welcome to Year 4 – Willow Class
After having a year of transitioning into Key Stage 2, Year 4 is where the children begin to develop their role as independent, responsible learners within school. We actively encourage perseverance, resilience and self-motivation so pupils challenge themselves and are not afraid to give opportunities a go or make mistakes.
In reading and writing, the children will be consolidating and applying their LKS2 skills using a range of non-fiction and fiction texts as a stimulus. They will continue to build on their prior knowledge of maths in every area by understanding the fluency and applying to reasoning and problem-solving questions and activities. Most importantly, to be ready for UKS2, the children must know their times tables up to 12x fluently in order to pass the multiplication test at the end of the year. This will provide them with a solid mathematical base to access the UKS2 curriculum.
As well as our core subjects, we take pride in the broad and balanced curriculum we provide for the children. We study a variety of exciting topics in our learning experiences such as: Ancient Egypt, Incredible India and The Stone Age. We ensure there are inspiring hooks to engage the children and outcomes to strive towards.
How can you help?
Although the children may be moving on to larger reading books, it is still vital they read aloud to an adult at least 3 times a week at home. Also, please encourage times table revision whether verbally over dinner or using an online resource we have provided.
Your child’s teacher this year is Miss Crook.
In line with school policy we operate an open-door policy (or an open Class-Dojo policy in current Covid times). Please do contact me if you have any questions, concerns or successes to share regarding your child’s learning.