Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Wiskow

Mrs Wiskow

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.

Mrs Pecora

Mrs Pecora

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.

Mrs Harrop

Mrs Harrop

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 17th June

 

Here's some of the exciting learning we can look forward to this week:

Maths:  

  • Roman Numerals
  • Coordinates
  • Mastering all the times tables 

English:  

  • Studying our current book 'Blue John' by Berlie Doherty
  • Summarising chapters of action
  • Writing in paragraphs
  • Using correct and consistent tenses
  • Writing explanations, using the necessary features
  • Building a rich and varied vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures 

Design and Technology

  • Sewing - Pencil case project
  • Exploring different decorative techniques - sewing on beads/buttons/bows; applique and reverse applique

Art:  

  • Creating collages that express our own connections with the world and people around us

Hearts & Minds:  

  • My Happy Mind - Engaging with others
  • Accepting others and their differences, looking at the No Outsiders ideas focusing on the book, 'Julian is a Mermaid'

P.E.:  

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays this term
  • + Sports Day (afternoon) on Wednesday this week
  • + working on our dance for the summer fayre

Science:

  • Living Things and their Habitats - How do changes in the environment pose a danger to living things?

 

*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.

Please note:

  • 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 - Spellings and sentences as usual other homework is now set online through Atom Learning
  • Year 4 P.E. days this term are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, children are to come to school wearing their P.E. kits 

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.

Happy multiplying!

Kind regards,

The Year 4 Team at Rode Heath Primary.

Useful websites:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

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 access the Atom Learning homework platform, please click 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: 

https://thinklikeanengineerproject.com

 

 

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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr John Frankland

Tel: 01270 314414

Email: admin@rodeheath.cheshire.sch.uk

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