Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4, we strongly encourage the children to be more independent, resilient learners throughout the whole curriculum. We use resources such as cornerstones which excites and inspires children in a range of topics, as a build up to our extended writing.
We follow a three week cycle in English leading up to an independent piece of writing. The children learn a text linked to their topic through daily recital . Following this, they identify key features and use these in their writing. We have a strong focus on vocabulary and encourage the use of dictionaries and thesauruses to find meanings and synonyms of new words.
We have daily reading sessions using a topic based novel. We follow a two week cycle allowing children to work on a number of reading skills such as inference, sequencing, clarifying and evaluating.
We will continue to use Inspire Maths to maintain high expectations of our children's mathematical abilities. Children are encouraged to be independent, thinking of ways to solve problem and apply their maths knowledge in a range of ways. Children complete 10-minute arithmetic challenges daily, which involve the four key areas in maths; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Additionally, children will complete a spelling test weekly. Please continue to support your child at home with their reading and spellings practice as this really does make a difference!