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Welcome to St Andrew!
We are a class of Year 4 pupils in the Lower Key Stage 2 part of the School
Our class teacher: Miss Williams
Our class TA: Mrs Neil
Please email me with any questions you have.
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Please ensure you send your child to school every day with a named water bottle. Also, please make sure that coats, jumpers or cardigans are named as it can become very warm within the building and children may take them off. If it is not named, we won't be able to find it.
Last year, we adopted a curriculum which is published by Cornerstones. English and all foundation subjects: History, Geography, Art, DT and Music are taught through our termly theme. Cornerstones will provide our children with a good level of challenge, giving them opportunities to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the full range of National Curriculum subjects.
Year 4 will experience 3 Imaginative Learning Projects in a year. Each individual project is split into sections, which see children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. We are confident that our curriculum will instill a curiosity and love of learning/school in our children. It will help them maintain their well-being and provide opportunities for each of them to achieve their full potential. In every lesson and homework piece, we make sure that there is an accessible challenge to extend learning and we even have a termly curriculum challenge for all the whole school to take part in!
Our Term 1 & 2 Topic
Over the year, the children will learn many things through our projects and our topic for terms 1 and 2 is, 'Invasion.'
Children will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will develop their knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements,
everyday life and their legacy. To end the topic, the children will learn about the Norman invasion of 1066.
P.E days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to change into on these days.
Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.
There will be a maths, spelling and literacy/reading comprehension task for the children to complete. Homework is adapted to suit the abilities of the children and each piece of homework includes an accessible challenge to ensure that all children are being extended in their learning.
Homework should be returned to school by the following Friday. In addition to this, children will have a weekly spelling test every Friday based on the spellings sent home the previous week. Below are the common exception words that Year 3/4 children should be able to spell by the end of LKS2. Furthermore, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, read their KO and practice all their times tables up to 12s for 5 minutes each, every night.
Children can practice the recall of their times tables on Times Table Rock Stars whereby homework will be set each week. To access TTRS, children only need to input their Accelerated Reader logins.
Please remember to look at your Knowledge Organisers each night at home and quiz your child on the different interesting facts on both sides! The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic. Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study.
The knowledge organiser for our current topic, 'Invasion', will be sent home with your children.
St. Andrew class are expected to follow the school’s Golden Rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘Green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time. If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour.
We understand that every child is unique and so, we adapt our learning to suit all needs. Similarly, if your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.
Rewards and Prizes
The children are rewarded in class by getting stickers, sweets or awards for following the Golden rules or for producing beautiful work. Green to Go Star of the week, Maths Star of the week and Literacy Star of the week are nominated and rewarded during class praise assembly on a Friday morning. The year 4 children can also receive a whole class reward each term! The children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of jewels to open the treasure chest lying under the sea and receive their reward. This term the children have voted to have a pajama party with a film and snacks!