Welcome to Year 4, Mr Rees and Mrs Nancollis work in 4LR. This term our topics will be The Egyptians and Kernow Bys Viken. The children will explore the ancient wonders of Egypt whilst also investigating their Cornish heritage. We have a trip booked to the Truro museum where we will experience an Egyptian workshop, along with beginning our exploration of Cornish culture. We are also very fortunate to have been chosen by The Eden Project to work with an artist to decorate one of the trees in their entrance hall for their Our Tree, Our community project.
In maths our key focus will be on developing the childrens fluency in all areas of Place Value, addition and subtraction. We will aim to ensure that all children are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to different reasoning and problem solving challenges. To help support the children at home you could use the subscriptions that they have to Sumdog and Times Tables Rock Stars. We also send home a fluency challenge sheet from our 99 club, please support the children with this.
To support your children's reading comprehension the school have invested in the program, Accelerated Reader. Once your child has read their book, they take a short quiz. It then sends the teacher the results and we are able to help target areas of weakness and provide support and intervention. We ask that to support your child you should aim to listen to, or read to, your child for 20 minutes at least 4 times a week. It would help us if this information was recorded in their home school diaries.
Finally, the children will be given 4 new spellings a week. They will be tested weekly until they have 20 spellings. We will then give them an assessment.
If you have any queries please contact the school office and arrange a meeting, or catch me in the playground at the end of the day.
Here is an overview of our curriculum. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please book an appointment with the class teacher.
Please have a look at our class welcome meeting PowerPoint. If you are new to year 4 or were unable to make the meeting this will explain all of our expectations in year 4.
Mr Luke Rees