Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
Miss Booth will be the class teacher in Iris class along with Miss S who will be supporting. Miss Sparrow will be the class teacher in Crocus class along with Miss Dawkins who will be supporting. Both year 4 classes are very lucky to have Miss Veli, who will be supporting in both classes.
In Iris class there are 14 boys and 13 girls. In Crocus class there are 17 boys and 9 girls.
We are really looking forward to working with you this year and getting to know you all.
Please familiarise yourselves with our classroom codes that we have agreed on and signed.
This is the Autumn term timetable for Year 4. Please note that PE is on a Tuesday.
Our Topic for the Autumn term will be all about the Romans. We are looking forward to our exciting lessons we have planned with this topic.
We have been learning lots of different things about the Romans so far. We have learnt about where they came from and where they invaded by learning about the different continents and countries. We have also learnt about the different artefacts and resources they bought with them that we still use now.
One thing that we have learnt is that the Romans did not have cameras like we do now and their way of recording battles and significant events was to make mosaics. The Romans made all sorts of different mosaics including patterns, battles and people.
We then had the opportunity to design and make our own mosaic! At times it became very messy but we were resilient and are very proud of the end results.
This term Year 4 will be completing PE with Burton Albion which will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Burton Albion will be completing a range of different activities that will be fun as well as enabling a lot of different skills to be learnt.
This half term, Year 4 are taking part in Forest School activities every Friday. Year 4 are very excited about this, click on each subsection to find out what we have been learning.
Children in Year 4 now have to take an online Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), which is designed to determine whether Year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables (times tables). Pupils will have less than 5 minutes to complete 25 questions and each question has to be answered in 6 seconds. I know it doesn't sound very long but there are lots of websites that imitate how the test will be to allow children to familiarise themselves before summer term.
TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
This website is great in general for practising times tables but the SOUNDCHECK tournament imitates the Multiplication Tables Check, which is perfect for practising answering questions in 6 seconds.
Please note that the keypad in the check will not be inverted so please go to settings and change it so the keypad is not inverted (the 3 button is in the top right corner).
This is another great website to help you practise for the Multiplication Tables check.
Whenever we use computers, iPads, tablets or mobile phones, we will be following our 5 SMART rules…
Safe: We are careful and do not give out personal information about yourself or anyone else when chatting or posting online.
Meeting: We know that meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous, so it’s not a good idea. We only meet someone with your parents’ or carer’s permission and even then, only when they are with us. We always remember that online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting: We understand that accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems—they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Reliable: When we chat online, we know it is best to only chat to real world friends and family members. Sometimes, people online might lie about who they are. We always check information found on the internet because it might not be true. We use other websites and books to do this.
Tell: We always tell a parent, carer, trusted adult or phone Childline if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. We know that we can always report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) if we are worried about online abuse or the way that someone is chatting online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
Good to be Green
Our 'Richer' values are of great importance and everyone in the school - children and staff- are encouraged to follow them at all times.
C - Caring
H - Helpful
E - Equality
R - Resilience
The children who choose to use their 'Richer' values and receive less than three red cards in one half term are invited to attend a Good to be Green Party. Check back at the end of each half term to view our pictures!