Welcome to Year 4!
We are Meerkats and Chameleons.
The Year 4 Team
Our Teachers are Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Morris
Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Key and Mr Clemerson.
Mrs Wilkinson - email@example.com
Mrs Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 4 notices:
Please see recent emails regarding Derby Museum Trip!
Information on the Multiplication check that takes part in Year 4. Click here.
When your child is absent from school and is well enough to complete their work, please contact your class teacher via email so that they can provide the weekly timetable and resources. The work is reflective of what they would be completing in school.
A stationery resource pack can be provided if requested. It is still an expectation that work is completed and returned daily by email in order for your child to continue to make progress. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Value Superstars and WOW certificates
Every Friday we are going to award one child from each class a "Value certificate".
These values are part of the Flying High Trust. They are:
Miss Tucker will host a virtual assembly every Friday in school. (This is not available at home).
Children will be awarded their certificate in class and will be celebrated with the whole school.
Alongside this, we will be looking out for those WOW children - Writer Of the Week.
Good Luck Year 4!
Our Science Topics
Please click on the title below to view our Science Mat. Please help your child to be familiar with the key vocabulary.
Autumn 1 and 2 - Living things and their habitats - Knowledge Mat
Spring 1 - States of Matter- Knowledge Mat
Spring 2 - Electricity- Knowledge Mat
Summer 1- Sound- Knowledge Mat
Summer 2- The Digestive System- Knowledge Mat.
Our Enquiry this term is - Romans - Is there always a winner in war? See our knowledge mat below for key vocabulary, key texts and relevant information to help at home.
Autumn Term- Romans-Knowledge Mat.
Our Enquiry this term is - Rivers - Does a Journey have to end? See our knowledge mat below for key vocabulary, key texts and relevant information to help at home.
Our Enquiry this term is - Art and DT - Is Art enjoyed by all? See our knowledge mat below for key vocabulary, key texts and relevant information to help at home.
Year 4 important information
Autumn: History focus- Romans (Escape from Pompeii and Vesuvius Poovius)
Spring: Geography focus- Rivers and Electricity (Journey to the River Sea)
Summer: Art Focus- Egypt (The Crayon Man, Non-Fiction Egyptian tests and Art texts)
We want children to feel more comfortable with doing homework and for them to see it more as an extension of their learning, so…
Each Monday your child will come home with a list of spellings and will be tested on the Friday. Some may come from the Year 4 word bank and the rest will follow a particular pattern. Please help and encourage your child to learn their spellings as this is so important for their reading and writing! Your child will also bring home a copy of their scores after being screened on the Year 2, 3 and 4 spellings, which will show them which ones they need to practice (in whatever time they wish to use) before being screened again during the next half-term.
Maths and English
English homework – based on our class book or topic at the time, children will be given a menu where they can choose from one of 4 tasks to complete every 2 weeks, which gives the children the chance to complete a good piece.
Maths homework – children will be given a selection of tasks based on learning that the children have been focusing on at school that week- this will be set on Purple Mash.
Children will earn raffle tickets for bringing homework in and completing it! This will give them a better chance of earning a prize from the raffle prize box!
Reading is one of our school’s biggest priorities! We want to see children enjoying reading and getting the rewards they deserve!
We want children to read their own books, take books from school (that we’ve allowed the children to choose) and share them with others in the Year group. Nothing like a good book swap!
Please encourage your child to come and see us if they are struggling, we are here to help!
At Greenwood we support children with their behaviour principles of emotional coaching and restorative approaches.
The five essential steps of Emotion Coaching:
- Be aware of a child’s emotion
- Recognise a child’s expression of emotion as a perfect moment for support and teaching
- Listen with empathy and validate a child’s feelings
- Help a child learn to label their emotions with words
- Helping a child to solve problems or deal with upsetting situations appropriately
"Helping children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them." (Gottman 1996)
Restorative approaches enable those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right. Restorative approaches refer to a range of methods and strategies which can be used both to prevent relationship-damaging incidents from happening and to resolve them if they do happen. Restorative approaches are built on values which separate the person from the behaviour. They promote accountability and seek to repair any harm caused in a situation
‘Bringing out the best……in everyone!’
For more information about how we celebrate positive achievements, how the behaviour charts in the classroom are used, further support or exclusion information please look on the ‘Parents’ tab of the website and view the full policy.