A Typical Day in Year 4
We aim to create innovative well rounded class members who work well as individuals and within a group. We work hard to develop your child's skills and nurture their talents to enable them to achieve high. Our curriculum is well supported by visits and trips to create engaging learning experiences for all.
8.45-9.00- Arrival and Registration
Children arrive in class at 8:45am. They are able to use this time to read for pleasure. During registration, children will be heard read and have time to change their reading books.
9.00-9.30- Guided reading, spelling and grammar work
Children work to develop their spelling strategies and grammar use.
Pupils work on a range of texts and writing skills set as tasks. They also undertake a range of activities to encourage both understanding and responses to text. Pupils are well supported in class by a strong team of teaching assistants.
Pupils are given in a healthy snack each day and provided with a drink. During this time staff offers time to support pupils with homework and reading.
10:45-11:15- Mental Maths
Pupils will be supported in one of 2 sets. Children practise their mental calculation skills including multiplication tables, doubling, halving and number bonds.
Children remain in their sets for the main session and are taught according to the NC 2014. All equipment is provided.
Children having packed lunch eat in their classrooms under teaching assistant supervision. Those having school dinner eat in the main hall. All children hand their money to the class teacher each morning.
1.10 – 1.30 –Afternoon registration and class-book read.
Autumn 1 -
Mrs Stebbings’ class are reading ‘Matilda’ and Miss Waters’ class are reading ‘Danny the Champion of the World’, both written by Roald Dahl.
1.45-3.15 –Afternoon lesson
Afternoon sessions are generally spent completing foundation subjects such as music, Spanish, PE and topic (geography, history, art and DT linked). Computing and science is also taught during this time.
Monday – A Literacy and a maths task handed out/in
Friday -Spelling test in school and new spellings sent home
Children are expected to read frequently both to themselves and their families and to get their diary signed by any adult that hears them read. They are also expected to practise their times tables regularly.
During each half term we also set a project style homework, which links to our cross-curricular work.
We encourage all children to complete and return their homework on time.
Year 4 pupils wanting extra responsibility can apply to become Eco Warriors, Council Representatives and members of the Learning team. Each class also has a set of monitors to encourage a sense of responsibility towards their learning environment.
The Year 4 residential trip this year is taking place at the Horstead Centre in Norwich and involve outdoor adventurous activities including climbing and canoeing. Watch out for letters which will be given out before October half term!