Hello and a warm welcome to Year 4!
My name is Mr Dworkin and I will be your child’s class teacher this year. In our Year 4 team is Ms Pieters, our Jewish Studies teacher, Mrs Meyer, our Ivrit teacher, and Mrs Rinkoff, our Teaching Assistant.
Year 4 will be an exciting year as the children continue their learning journey through an integrated and creative curriculum. Through our topics, the children will be able to investigate, explore and discover as they engage in a variety of practical experiences and challenges, working both independently and collaboratively. They will be encouraged to be enquiring, resilient, communicative, thoughtful, cooperative, respectful and adaptable. The children will work on their organisational skills and be expected to have a responsible attitude for their own learning.
Your child will have a weekly guided reading session where we will read a large variety of texts to help develop comprehension skills. In addition, do please make sure your child reads at home daily for 5-10 minutes. Please sign and date your child’s reading record book each time you have read with him or her. There will be opportunities to visit the fantastic school library to borrow from the wide selection of books. Children will be able to take a book home and either return it or renew it during their next session.
We will be supporting the children to developtheir writing skills, focusing on making appropriate choices of vocabulary and exploring how different sentence types can have a different impact for the reader. We will also be developing legible, consistently joined handwriting. The children will build on their mathematical skills encompassing number and calculations, mental recall, problem solving, geometry and measuring . . . and lots more besides in an action-filled programme!
We are also very excited to be taking part in a project where we are twinned with a school in Ghana and will be exchanging information about life at our schools.
Please make sure your child brings in the correct PE uniform, clearly named. Please be reminded that plimsolls are required for indoor PE and white trainers are for outside games. Earrings must be removed at home ready for a PE day. If ears have just been pierced, plasters should be provided for your child to cover them.
We look forward to a fabulous year ahead in Year 4!
Please click here to see what we have been learning this year.
Please click here to see the new National Curriculum end of year expectations.
Please click here to see the spelling appendix for Year 4
Please click here to see the grammar appendix for Year 4
Please click here to see the common exceptional words for Year 3 and Year 4
Please click here to see the Yearly Overview for Year 4 2018-2019