Welcome to our Birch Class page. We are a hard working bunch, who are all enthusiastic learners. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Maple Class.
In Year 4 Ms Thomas is our class teacher. When he has release time on Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Millard teaches us Religious Education.
Please be aware that PE is now on Wednesday (Cricket) and Thursday (Tennis).
Year 4 children are expected to continue to develop their independent working behaviours and become more responsible for their own learning.
We learn in a variety of different ways in Year 4, taking our direction from the National Curriculum. Our topic for the first half of the Summer term is the Water cycle. You can find out more about what Birch Class will be up to on our Topic Web, ready to download below
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on Wednesday. They can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually a Literacy or Topic-based activity. They are also expected to read ten pages a day, five days a week. Children should not be working more than an hour and a half a week on their assigned task, although any extra research or practise they fancy is always warmly welcomed.
Spellings are given out by Mrs Millard every Tuesday and tested the following week. Children are given two copies of the spelling list: one to keep in their tray, to practise during quiet moments in the school day, and another set to take home.
There are so many ways to support your child's success. Regular reading with your child is still of great importance but increasingly discussing your child's book with them will become more important. You can find a list of questions and areas to discuss in the back of your child's reading journal.
Our weekly spellings need to be learned at home. Mrs Millard goes through the spelling rules with us before she hands them out, so we know what to focus on.
In maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and resources to help with this can be found below.. In addition, a mental maths mastery sheet for Year 4 has also been given out to all parents - more are available - to let you know the skills children need to have for Maths to help them further up the school.