Welcome to Year 4
The Year 4 team are forty four fantastic children and Miss Hinton, Mrs Allmark, Mrs Smith, Mr Benney, Mrs Bacon, Mrs Ellis and Miss Davies.
ALL OF THE CHILDREN WILL BE SWIMMING AT KINGSLEY POOL THIS HALF TERM - PLEASE HAVE YOUR KIT EVERY TUESDAY MORNING
In Key Stage 2 we use the White Rose Hub Maths plans. We follow a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to learning in maths.
In Key Stage 2 children read a whole class text and develop their reading skills by discussing the text and working on retrieval, inference, deduction, viewpoint, vocabulary and author choice challenges. This year we have worked on "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" and "The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe".
We read non fiction texts as part of our Mantle work and every week we take delivery of the First News newspaper. News stories from this publication with comprehension questions are sent home for homework.
Some children need extra 1:1 reading practice and do this as part of our Reading Champions programme.
During the summer term we will be reading "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan, stories, poems and non fiction based on WWII.
We follow the Year 4 curriculum to learn the technical aspects of writing. We use DADWAVERS [see The Literacy Shed] and Alan Peat's sentence types to support our narrative writing. Our writing is mainly linked to the work we do in Mantle.
We are developing our vocabulary and handwriting by using the Vocabulary Ninja's ideas!