Year 4 2023 - 2024
READY, RESPECTFUL, SAFE
To contact Miss Preugschat email Year4@elton.cheshire.sch.uk
Love Learning, Love Life
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Welcome to Y4's class page
Miss Preugschat Mrs Wilson Mrs Deakin
Welcome to your first term in year four,
I hope you have all enjoyed the summer break and that you are ready to work hard this term! I am extremely excited to get stuck in to our learning and I’m sure you will enjoy all of the interesting topics we are going to cover just as much as I will! There will be a big focus upon times tables this year to support you with the rest of your maths work and prepare you for the statutory multiplication tables check in June next year. We will be practising our times tables up to 12x12 every day in class and it would be great if you would continue this at home so that we can become really fluent!
In Pathways to Read this term, we will be reading texts which are linked to our English text. We will be reading A World Full of Animal Stories – 50 Folktales and Legends by Angela McAllister and The Train to Impossible Places by P.G.Bell.
In English, we will be focusing our learning around the books Gorilla by Anthony Browne and Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith and Angela McAllister. We will learn how to incorporate fronted adverbials, conjunctions and rich vocabulary in our writing.
Please bring your PE kits in everyday as we have PE twice a week and sometimes other activities pop up! These can be taken home on a Friday to be washed.
Homework, Spellings and Reading
This year, Learning Log homework and Maths will be given out on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday. Occasionally, we may give out a piece of homework that lasts for a longer period of time, such as a mini-project. Reading books need to be changed at least once a week and don’t forget to bring your Reading Journal and book in everyday so that we can keep track of the books you are reading and so you can earn raffle tickets! You need to continue to learn your times tables at home as well as covering them in class because there will be a times table test every Friday. Finally, spellings for the entire term will be glued into Learning Logs during the first week of term and I expect people to be practising these week by week.
There will be a huge push on times tables this year in preparation for the statutory multiplication tables check in June 2024. The multiplication tables check is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times tables questions. Your child will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check, and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rockstars at home and will be set a weekly times table to learn.
It is really important that you bring in your own water bottle every day. You must take it home each evening for it to be washed. Normally we would have extra cups for children in the classroom, but we are no longer allowed to do this as it increases the risk of cross contamination. Please bring your own, named bottle each day. You will be allowed to refill it throughout the day, if you drink all your water.
Miss Preugschat and Mrs Wilson
Things to remember:
PE kits (black shorts/white t-shirt/trainers or pumps/tracksuit for colder weather)- WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
Reading records - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Our school rules:
(R, R, S)
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Christmas Dinner Day - Wednesday 6th December, by Mrs Davies
National Roast Dinner Day - Wednesday 8th November, by Mrs Davies
Starting Primary School in 2024, by Mrs Davies
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