Year 4 – Chagall – Miss Goodman
Welcome to Chagall class page. We hope that you will find all the information you need to know to help your child have a successful, valuable and happy time in Year 4. This page provides some useful guidance to help your child through their time at Greenmount Primary School.
Weekly things to remember and general information:
Reading books: At Greenmount we encourage your child to read as wide a range of books and reading material as possible. We also encourage the use of the local library and book shops. Your commitment to hearing your child read is highly valued and it cannot be emphasized enough just how important and essential to ‘life long learning’ it is. We are here to help and support you with this and we can offer a range of tips.
Please ensure that your child’s reading book and reading record are kept together and up to date in their book bags every day. They then will be asked to hand them into show they have read or need their book changing. It is a commitment, so getting into a regular pattern is a good way to manage this. Reading everyday is a set part of your child’s homework and routine, a minimum of 10-15 minutes. We aim to change these books on a regular basis and if your child is a free reader then they are encouraged to change the book themselves.
Homework: To help reemphasise and continue learning at home, Homework each week will consist of a piece of Maths (usually focussed on a previous topic) and their weekly spellings (either their Rocket, Turtle or Teddy words). The Maths homework will be uploaded or set on a Friday on Google Classroom with the expectation of being returned via Google Classroom by the following Friday. Their weekly spelling test will also be on a Friday.
In order to help reach the Year 4 expectation of writing joined up correctly, some children will be given additional handwriting practise in addition for homework. These will work on a weekend basis to support COVID isolation guidelines.
Learning times tables: Another valuable life changer! Regular practice again is the best way. Your child should be fluent in the 2, 5, 10 x tables and well on the way with 4’s. By the time they exit lower key stage 2 they will need to be fluent in all multiplication tables to 12! There is no time to waste – get them practiced on a regular basis. Some usual online games include Maths Frame and Hit the Button on Top Marks, along with traditional questioning and counting out loud.
PE: We have two specified weekly slots for PE where children will need to wear their full kit. These are on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday Morning. Please make sure your child is wearing the correct kit and footwear. Warm clothes may be worn over PE clothes when it is colder, however Hoodies are not allowed to be worn during P.E.