Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 at Andrews’ Endowed and welcome to the future leaders of the World.  During this year, we believe in learning through doing, developing a strong growth mindset which focuses on the courage to participate, challenge and explore further whilst working hard to reach our potential. We believe strongly that we are able to build the foundations of life skills that will make an impact for our future.  The World is important to us; so are the communities that we belong in.  We try hard to pass kindness on and to think about how we could help others.  Our teachers are Mrs Wiesinger and Mrs Hudd.

 

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We hope the following information is useful for you as your child continues their journey through Year 4.

Welcome to year 4

Y4 Welcome to Summer 2022

 

 

 

 

In Year 4 we:  

Create – we combine ideas and our learning to make new ideas, we imagine how we can change the world, we invent pieces of writing that takes us on different adventures, we perform our interpretations, we collect together information to achieve a more-rounded bigger picture.  We are creators. 

Evaluate – we recommend books for others to read, we rate our effort levels in our learning as we strive for  Growth Mindset, we value each other’s opinions during philosophical questions, we decide on action that we want to take to help build our relationships with others.  We are evaluators.

Analyse – we produce high quality pieces of art after investigating artists, we complete our own research to develop our understanding and answer the questions we form, we engage in thoughtful discussions, we choose the most efficient strategy to complete a problem.  We are analysers.

Understand – we reorder our thoughts linked to our rich reading texts, we articulate our thoughts on personal and social issues, we associate our learning with curiosity and questions, we extend a hand of friendship within our community.  We are understanders.

Remember – we recollect memories from the past during our historical investigations, we remind ourselves that we are part of a global community, we identify where we can make a change.  We are rememberers.  

I love Andrews’ Endowed, I also love my teachers because they have given me the gift of education.

Our Curriculum

The Topics that we will be learning about this year have been included.  The knowledge organiser for each topic has also been included.  The knowledge organisers include information that the children need to work to remember. 

Homework

Below you will find details of Weekly Homework Expectations, and the arrangements for setting and submitting homework. 

We heartily thank parents and carers for their support with homework – it really does make a difference to your child’s progress!    

Weekly Homework expectations in Year  4:

Spelling

A spelling list is sent home each week and is posted on Google Classroom.  Please practise these at least twice (or as often as necessary) before they are tested in school each week.

Reading

Children should aim to read for at least 15 mins daily – an ideal wind-down activity before sleep and quality time spent with Parents and Carers! Please complete the reading diary each time they read, with the title of the book and the page they have reached. Reading Records will be checked once a week in class.

English

English tasks will be put onto Google Classroom for your child to upload, if they wish, or they can use their homework books to write in. 

Maths

Times Tables– there is a big emphasis on learning times tables in Y3 and Y4, building up to the new statutory times tables check that has now been introduced by the Department for Education for children in Year 4.  In order to become fluent, children should practise at least twice a week, or as often as needed.  Times tables suitable for your child are set on Times Tables Rockstars, or alternatively, you may prefer to use paper sheets.  Free, printable sheets may be found on many websites, including: https://www.timestables.co.uk/worksheets/

Maths  – Maths Homework is set on Mathletics. Your child will have some activities each week, linked to our in-class learning.  Activities and due dates are listed on Google Classroom and on the paper copy of the homework.

 

Home Learning when in Isolation

 

As we start to come out the other side of the COVID situation from the last few years, there may still be times during the school year when children need to isolate at home (because they or a family member have symptoms) or when the school needs to send children home because of an outbreak. At Andrews’, we recognise that by far the best place for children to be is in school. However, should the need arise, we are also committed to ensuring that there is as little disruption as possible to their learning by providing easily accessible, structured home learning.

As with weekly homework, Google Classroom will provide the means for children to upload their learning for marking. We recognise that learning at home is not the same as being in school, as well as other demands on parents’ time, and so, where possible, we have sought to support home learning using resources such as Oak National Academy and White Rose maths, as these offer short videos and related structured tasks to support the children’s independence. The Home Learning tab for Year 6 on White Rose clearly shows the current week’s learning.

Links to White Rose Maths and Oak National Academy Websites

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4

A typical weekly timetable for home learning in isolation has been included below, although we naturally understand that in a Covid situation, this may not always be possible.  The timetable shows the relevant Oak National Academy units that cover material similar to that which we are covering in school this half term, so that home learning can commence from the first day away from school. We thank parents for their support in doing whatever seems achievable under the relevant circumstances – it really does make a difference!

Summer 1: 

Y4 Summer Home Learning

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