Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome to Chestnut
Our teacher is Miss Gray
TA Support: Mrs Harrison
This page is dedicated to information about year 4, useful information across the school year we are involved with and a celebration of our hard work!
Year 4 Curriculum guide and how you can help (click)
Scroll down the page for some photos of what we've been up to this year and our newsletters. :)
Autumn 1 2020 - Swimming
From 7th September 2020, children in class Chestnut will be attending swimming sessions at Carlton Leisure centre. This will be every Monday morning up until October half term.
Their first session will be Monday 7th September.
Children will need to have the correct swimming kit in order to attend. For girls, this includes a swimming costume, a towel and goggles if you wish. For boys, this includes tight fitting swimming shorts (no pockets), a towel and goggles if you wish. Please note, in order for your child to wear goggles, a signed form needs to be returned to school via Class Dojo.
Children will need to bring their swimming kit Monday morning and will get changed at the leisure centre.
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, it is more important than ever to label your child's clothes to avoid any mix up of uniform with other class members.
P.E. sessions will take place every Tuesday. Tuesdays sessions are outdoor so please ensure your child has an outdoor kit with jacket available. We ask that children arrive at school in their P.E. kits Tuesday morning ready for their session and will remain in their kit for the rest of the day.
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, it is more important than ever to label your child's clothes to avoid any mix up of uniform/P.E. kit with other class members.
Homework will be set on Friday and will be due in the following Thursday.
Homework will now be set and completed via class dojo to limit the amount of paperwork transferred between home and school under the current COVID-19 guidelines.
We aim to link homework to an area of our current Topic, Maths or English. Please encourage them to complete this to the best of their abilities.
During our school closure, Coppice Farm began using the Class Dojo app to help maintain communication between home and school. We will continue to use Class Dojo to award dojo points in replacement of our stamp system, set homework, keep you informed of your child's behaviour and achievements in school and to relay any school messages.
It is important that parents and carers are signed up to Class Dojo to help communication between school and home especially during this time where face to face contact is limited. If you have any questions regarding signing up, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please ensure that children are reading at least 4 times a week. This needs to be noted in their Home School Diary and signed by an adult. Rewards are given at the end of each half term for children who are reading 4 times or more each week. Reading diaries will be checked every Friday morning.
Year 4 team 2020/2021:
Class teacher - Miss Gray
Class support/1:1 - Mrs Harrison
Thank you for your ongoing support!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message myself via Class Dojo or contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Times Table Rockstars
Every child in the class has their own log in details for TTR which were handed out at the beginning of the year. If you forget your details, please ask and I can get them sorted for you!
By the time the children reach the end of Year 4, they are expected to know all of their multiplication table facts at a good recall speed up to 12 x 12.
TTR is a great way for children to practise their multiplication tables recall. It asks the children both multiplication and corresponding division facts to ensure they know their multiplications really well.
The tables for the Garage mode is set by me and will change depending on your child's progress in the Times Table Challenge which takes place on Fridays.
Studio Mode is all multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 - this is where children's rock status comes from based on their average recall speed.
Soundcheck Mode is like the MTC (see below). Children are asked 25 questions and have 6 seconds to answer each question. Children can let the 6 seconds run out with a correct answer submitted and they will still achieve the mark - you do not need to press enter each time.
Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) June 2021
In June 2021, the children in year 4 are required to take an online multiplication tables check.
The National Curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
We are trying different ways in school to practise times tables but in order for the children to be able to recall them rapidly they need to be practising them at home too.
Please check your children's Times Table Challenge tracker in the front of their diary to see which tables they are on next in the challenge.
Here are some useful websites/free games to practise times tables:
Times Tables Rockstars (which should match up with the times table your child is working on - you will need your log in details): https://ttrockstars.com/login
Top Marks (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division) have a great selection of multiplication and division games.. here are some of the favourites...
Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Number fact families: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families
Multiplication Games: https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games
Times Table Games: https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/
Online Times Table test: www.timestables.me.uk
Tests to print: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm
HOME LEARNING LINKS:
It is important to keep learning and revising what we've learned, particularly if you are unable to attend school. Below are some of our favourite links we recommend to support learning at home:
Below are some times table documents to help practise at home: