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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4. We look forward to working with you as your child goes on this exciting learning journey! In Year 4, your children will be taught by Miss Katie Forrester (4F), Miss Ellie Squires (4S) and Mrs Nicola Buchanan (4B).  Working alongside the classes will be our support staff: Michelle Ellard, Marta Montenegro Lopez and Sharon Dorans. 

 

Curriculum

English is taught daily and explores a range of reading, spoken and writing skills. The children will be working on developing their self-editing skills. Throughout the year we will be using a range of high-quality texts to inspire the children. Some of the texts that we will be using include Blackberry Blue by Jamila Gavin, The Day War Came by Nicola Davies and The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf.

 

Maths will be taught on a daily basis and continued to be delivered microscopically with tasks consisting of fluency, reasoning, problem solving and greater depth challenges. Additionally, the children will be completing short fluency sessions with a focus on developing their key skills and speed of recall. 

 

Our Science topics this year will build upon knowledge from previous years. Science topics include Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, States of matter, Sound, Electricity. 

 

In our wider curriculum we have the opportunity to learn about Ancient Greece, Frida Kahlo, how to make bread and Mediterranean Europe in the Autumn term. Before exploring The Roman Empire, Plate Tectonics, Emily Carr and Migration later in the year. 

 

All PE sessions will now be run by AMSA. 4F and 4B PE lessons will take place on Friday mornings. Please can they come into school in PE kit and bring their school uniform to change into. 4S PE lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons and the children will need to bring in their PE kit to change into. 

 

Home Learning

All home learning will be set and completed on Google Classroom. During the first week of term, your child will be provided with their login information which they will stick into their Home Learning Book. 

 

Home learning will be set every Wednesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Home learning will consist of Maths, SPaG, Times Tables Practise and either Science or Topic. These will be set as online quizzes on Google Classroom. The children will be provided with a home learning book to complete any calculations.

 

As well as the homework that is set, the pupils are encouraged to be reading as much as possible and practising their times tables through Time Tables Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/) and maths frame (https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check)

 

Key events of Year 4:

  • 8th December at 9.15 Year 4 Choral Concert
  • Y4 Performance 28th and 29th March (exact class dates and times tbc)
  • Statutory Y4 Multiplication Tables Check 7th and 8th June

 

We look forward to meeting you over the Autumn Term and are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s progress, achievements and experiences at school. We are happy to organise a meeting or please email us on the following email addresses:

 

kforrester@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

esquire@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

nbuchanan@wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk

 

 

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