Year 4 2023 - 2024
I am passionate about education and try to make learning fun in my classroom. Children need to be motivated to learn well. Outside the classroom my other passion is for horses of which I am lucky enough to own two. I also have a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Kito.
Hi! I am Mrs Pecora - part of the Year 4 dream team!
Besides teaching, my passions are exercise and eating! Luckily they balance each other out - most of the time. I also love the arts - drama, dance, painting, etc so I will be looking for plenty of opportunities to use those in my lessons.
I am looking forward to a fun year learning and getting to know and teach all your special little people.
I am very excited to begin my next chapter at Rode Heath Primary School as a teaching assistant. After twenty years as a teacher, I have opted for a change and I love it.
I live with my husband, our two young girls and our 24 chickens. In my spare time I love to go on mini adventures with my girls, either to new parks, National Trust places, find new places to walk or go out for dinner. We particularly love going up to the Scottish Highlands and spending time in a family holiday home and exploring the lochs, walking and getting lots of fresh air. I also love gardening and baking lots of delicious treats for family and friends! I am looking forward to working with the Year 4 children this year.
Our Year 4 Learning Journey - Week beginning Monday 26th February 2024
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely restful break.
Here's some of the exciting learning we can look forward to this week:
THIS WEEK WE HAVE BIKEABILITY ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. CHILDREN ARE ADVISED TO WEAR THEIR OWN CLOTHES THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR CYCLING OUTDOORS.
- Understanding and recognising equivalent fractions
- Simplifying fractions
- Adding fractions with the same denominator
- Mastering the times tables - focusing on the 12X tables
- Studying our new book: Wisp A Story of Hope by Zana Frallion and Grahame Baker-Smith
- Making predictions based on evidence
- Writing descriptions of our homes and dream homes, using fronted adverbials
- Writing expanded noun phrases
- Spelling: Adding the suffix -ly as in really, extremely, sincerely ...
Design and Technology
- Designing a pavilion (in preparation of upcoming making of model)
R.E. and Worldviews:
- Who was Jesus really?
- Looking at historical sources
Hearts & Minds:
- Happy Minds: Appreciate
- Tuesday & Wednesday: Bikeability
- Tuesday: Invasion games (outdoor) with the Crewe Alex coaches
- Friday Swimming
- States of Matter 2 - Evaporation
*Alongside all of this, we are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum. More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.
- Reading at least 4 times a week and filling in reading diaries is part of the weekly homework.
- Homework - English due Tuesdays; Maths due Thursdays
- Year 4 P.E. days this term are on Tuesdays and Fridays. On these days, children are to come to school wearing their P.E. kits (bringing swimming kit on a Friday.)
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
Dear Year 4 parents and carers,
You may be aware that Year 4 children across the country are now required to take part in The Multiplication Tables Check: This is a formal assessment that happens at the beginning of June. The children will be tested on their times tables up to 12 x 12. All children will take the test using an Ipad. There is no set pass mark. However, secure and rapid knowledge of times tables facts are beneficial in many of the areas of maths taught in KS2 and therefore will help the children as they move towards their end of KS2 SATS.
Many of the children are now practising their times tables using TT Rockstars and it is really helping with their progress. Usernames and passwords for this are in the front of your child’s reading diary. We recommend that the children practise four times a week for ten minutes. It is so important to get as much practise in as you can because this knowledge will also be a big help with your maths lessons.
Practice tests can also be found on Educationcity in ‘Classwork’. (The 6 second one is the aim as this is how long the children will be given on the day.)
For more information see the document at the bottom of our class page.
The Year 4 Team at Rode Heath Primary.
Renaissance link for reading click here.
In order to find year group expectations for maths, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview.
For year group expectations for English, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview.
The expectations for science and the foundation subjects can be found by selecting the relevant heading from here.
To practise spellings use this website: https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing: