Welcome to Dolphin Class!
Class Teacher: Mrs Southernwood Teaching Assistant: Mrs Green
We are excited to welcome you to our class page! It is a great place to find out about our class as well as seeing pictures of some of the things we get up to over the year! We would also encourage you to ensure you are linked with our class on Class Dojo.
What to expect in Year 4:
Children in year 4 are continuing their journey in Key Stage 2 and will be supported to build on their previous learning and academic skills as well as their personal development. It is an exciting year, full of opportunities to explore and grow.
Each half term will have a different focus topic enabling pupils to explore and apply skills relevant to the subject.
Our weekly timetable is organised so that pupils get to explore a wide range of subjects and lessons.
PE lessons will be on Monday and Thursday. It is essential that pupils bring their kit for these days.
Our library session will be every Friday. Please ensure library books are in school on Friday to allow pupils to change them.
It is expected that pupils in year 4 will complete regular homework activities. Each half term, we provide a selection of home learning ideas related to our new topic (shared on Dojo and uploaded here on our class page). Please use pick one or two activities to explore our topic with your child at home.
We send home spelling sheets and upload spellings weekly to Class Dojo.
We set regular MyMaths homework which gives pupils the opportunity to practise the maths skills we have covered in class. Pupils also have logins for for the times table app: PiXL maths. Being confident and fluent in our times table recall is hugely beneficial for pupils’ maths skills in year 4 and ongoing.
Please continue to take time to share books at home and listen to your child read. You can also access the ebook library (MyON). It is helpful if home reading is noted in reading records.
As pupils continue to develop and improve their reading skills, many will be using the Accelerated Reader programme. This allows pupils to select and read books at an appropriate level of challenge.
All pupils are provided with a reading record . It is vital that pupils are able to read and discuss their reading at home as well as in school . We ask that parents sign reading records to communicate this to us.
Our topics this year will be:
Autumn 1: What lives in the ocean?
Autumn 2: Ancient Greece: Fact or fiction?
Spring 1: Can you travel around the world in 80 days?
Spring 2: What’s the matter?
Summer 1: What would you build if you were an Ancient Egyptian architect?
Summer 2: What’s that sound?