Nailsworth C of E Primary School
Together, inspired by the challenge…
Our Year 4 class is taught by Miss Cullimore, supported by Mrs Ostle
These are the expectations for writing in year 4:
Children will be given 10 spellings per week and will be tested on Fridays.
Rather than having a ‘reading day’ the children will take part in Guided Reading activities on a daily basis. These activities will involve a mixture of reading with adults as well as individual reading activities. Your child is welcome to change their books as soon as they are ready to. We ask that the children bring their books in every day so they can be heard read as often as possible.
Taking time to read with your child at home each day and to hear them read to you is both important for them and a lovely way to spend time with your child. Try to make sure you’re in a quiet comfortable place before you start and not rushed. Please do encourage your child to get their reading book changed regularly – it really helps with their progress.
Every Thursday there will be a times tables test. Children will have time to practice during early morning activities before completing the test in the maths lesson. If you would like resources to support your child at home, do not hesitate to ask.
This is a simplified overview of the curriculum and the methods we use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please follow these methods at home to support in class learning:
Children will be given a homework menu to complete a task a week from, this is due in on Thursdays.
Spellings will be sent home as homework and will be tested on Fridays.
Children can still complete activities in their scrapbook as part of their homework. This may include drawing, baking, writing a story or creating their own Maths game. It would be great if, as parents, you could also join in and help create a fantastic scrap book of work!
Please support children at home with their times tables alongside their homework, they may be tested at the end of Year 4 as a trial group for Government tests.
Pupils have two PE lessons each week; the type of lesson depends on the time of year, for example rugby in winter, athletics in summer. Children should have their full (named) PE kit in school at all times. If your child takes part in an after school sports club, remember that they should bring their PE kit back the following day.
As always, if you have any queries about the curriculum or your child’s progress and development, please do come in and discuss it with their class teacher. The best time for a quick word or to arrange a chat is at the end of school day when teachers let the children out. If you feel your concerns are not resolved effectively, please feel free to come and chat with Mr. Southcott or Ms. Geller.