Welcome to Year 4:
Your teachers are Miss Mason and Mrs Lancaster in 4M and Mrs Smith in 4S. Mrs Lancaster will teach 4M on Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning.
Miss Mason Mrs Smith Mrs Lancaster
We are all ready to welcome you to Year 4!
This week we will spend time getting to know each other and setting up our classroom routines. The teachers will share their expectations with you and answer all your questions.
We have an exciting start to the term, kicking off next week as we begin learning about the ROMANS. This will include a trip to Chester in October
We will also conduct a local history study about the soldiers from Macclesfield who were involved in WW1. .
There will be two topics studied during the Autumn Term. The first relates to teeth, digestion and healthy eating. The second is about solids, liquids and gases and the changes of state between them. The children will develop their enquiry skills through practical activities.
We will immerse ourselves in some fabulous books, starting with Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, which is an exciting twist on a traditional fairy tale. There will be a strong focus on the grammatical accuracy of sentences, spelling and punctuation within this work.
The children will be extending their knowledge of place value including Roman Numerals. We will also further our skills with addition and subtraction, solving problems with these operations in a range of contexts. By the end of Year 4, the children are expected to know all multiplication fats to 12 x12 and so this key skill will also have considerable emphasis throughout the whole year.
The children will be inspired by the artist Hundertwasser.
Parents can contact teachers through the blue organiser - just make sure, please, that your child knows there is a message to hand in. You can also use our e mail addresses, which will be monitored on week days during term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Please may we remind you that verbal messages at collection and drop off times are welcome if brief. If you need more time to discuss something, pop a note in the organiser to let us know you need a longer appointment or drop us an e mail to say so and we can ensure your query gets our full attention.
Miss Mason - 4M.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk
Mrs Smith - 4S.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk
Weekly homework is now set electronically on Teams. It is set on a Friday and should be handed in (on Teams) by the following Wednesday. If you have difficulties in accessing homework on Teams this year, please let class teachers know so we can help.
Please, please do continue to read to your child and to hear them read aloud. Your child has been given a day of the week on which they should bring their books for changing, which is written in their organiser. In class, there is a wide selection of books available for their reading pleasure and children also are able to borrow books of their choosing from the KS2 library to read at school. It is fantastic to hear children telling us what they read at home and even that they have been inspired by our class book choices to find the same or similar books in the library or book shop.
Year 4 Statutory Times Tables Assessment
This year, all children will complete the times tables assessment. They will have the opportunity to see how the test works by firstly having a practice session. To prepare for this test, we have set times tables as homework all year long, whilst keeping tables a priority in class at school as part of the Maths curriculum and having some time allocated in school for using TT Rockstars or Purple Mash. The Purple Mash times tables app has the most similar format to that of the test itself and it is worth using this to practice.
Recommended Reading List For Year 4
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