Welcome to Year 4 - Virginia Primary School

 

Welcome Statement

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all the Year 4 children and families into our class this year. We hope that you find all the information you need here but if you want to find out more. Please check out our school blog, school Facebook page and school Twitter account. As always, we are here to make this a memorable year for your child, so never hesitate to contact us and let’s work together to “Grow with God”.

 

Staffing

Class Teacher: Mrs P. Barras

Teaching Assistant: Mrs T. Reams & Mrs N. Young

PPA Cover: Mrs T. Reams

 

Our Topics

Our children follow the Lancashire topic overviews. In Year 4 these are as follows:

 

  • Autumn 1: Sparks Might Fly!
  • Autumn 2: The Great Plague
  • Spring 1: The Art of Food
  • Spring 2: Passport to Europe
  • Summer 1: Water Water
  • Summer 2: Hunted

 

 

For more details on these, please see our termly topic overviews. Which can be found here:

Curriculum Maps

 

Multiplication Check 

The 2022 Y4 multiplication check will take place during a 3 week period commencing 6th June 2022. More information will be available nearer the time.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and expected back in the following Monday. In Year 4 this will include either a Mathematical activity that focuses on their revision of learnt skills or a writing/SPAG activity and spellings. Further to this, the children have access to various websites including TTRockstars.

Reading Books

In Year 4, children are encouraged to read appropriate novels and non-fiction books regularly. These will consist of a banded reading scheme book and free reading. They are given time 15 minutes each day to read at school and we aim for them to match this at home. They should record this in their school diary and aim to have this signed by a parent regularly. 

 

Worship and Reflection Areas

We have a dedicated worship and reflection area in class. Here the children are encouraged to spend time reflecting upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and consider how they fulfil each of our Christian values both at school and at home. In Year 4, the children with begin to plan and lead worship and in this area, have access to the resources they need to do so.

 

Before and After School

At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8:45am – 8:55am depending on arrival time) the children will have different maths, reading and SPAG activities to complete. These are focused on revision and practising the skills they have learnt previously.

School finishes at 3:30pm. In Year 6, children can either be collected from the classroom door or, with written permission, walk home.

 

General Reminders

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please ensure the children have the appropriate kit for each day. During the summer term, Year 4 will be swimming on a Thursday.

The children will also need their own water bottle in school, which they have access to all day, please make sure that they are clearly labelled.

 

Useful Websites

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.spellingshed.com/

https://www.prodigygame.com

https://www.classdojo.com/

https://nrich.maths.org/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

 

Finally

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, either after school when collecting your child, on Class Dojo, or by arranging a more formal appointment with the school office.

We know that by working together your child with continue to shine and “Grow with God”.

 

Thank you for visiting our class page.