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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 Gundry, Mrs Jennings and Mr Biggs and our teaching assistant is Miss Ford. 

 

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

Y4 Welcome Letter 2020
Welcome to year 4

Year 4 2020-21 year overview

Y4 Curriculum Overview Autumn 2020

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.

School life has got joy and learning surrounding all of us.  I appreciate that the teachers have taught us a lot.  Learning at Andrews’ Endowed Primary is full of amazement and joy, learning with teachers along with our best friends.

Veronica

Although the children are learning in quite a different environment at the moment, as they work with their learning partner rather than a whole group, the children have settled to their learning with an even greater understanding of their place within our class community. The children have many different display zones in the classroom such as their English working wall, their Maths working wall, their Growth Mindset board.

Our Classroom

Reading is very important to us. We have a wide range of books that we have access to. We try and challenge ourselves with our reading.

Reading

Our Class Charter

Our Prayer Area

Our Prayer Tree

Growth Mindset

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 (either on Google Classroom or their Paper copy) each time they read, with the title of the book and the page they have reached. 

English

English homework is set on Google Classroom (Under the homework section)  – and this is also where your child should upload homework documents or photos for marking. 

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.