This year, our class is a mixture of Year 3 and Year 4 children. Our class team consists of: Mr Carpenter (Teacher - all day Monday), Mrs Parker (Teacher - all day Tuesday to Friday), Mrs Clare (Teaching assistant, mornings, Monday to Friday).
Spelling: The children receive spellings on a Friday (listed in planners). These are practised in school and at home throughout the week.
Reading: Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. We have a reading reward scheme in class. The more you read, the more rewards you receive! All children have a Bug Club log in to access a wider range of books throughout the week.
Maths: This is given weekly and is linked to previous learning.
Times Tables Rockstars: All children have their own log on to this website and are encouraged to practise their times tables in order to become fluent and confident.
Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday (with Mrs Taylor from Sporting Start) and a Thursday (with Mrs Parker). Full kit is to be worn all day on a Wednesday but children will only change into their trainers on a Thursday. All sessions will be outdoors so please ensure your child has a warm kit including joggers and a jumper.
To ensure we are being active every day of the week, we have introduced The 'Morning' Mile on days we do not have PE. Please ensure your child has a change of footwear (i.e. trainers) in school every day so they can take a part.
At Green Hammerton C of E Primary School, we are very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in Forest Schools sessions every Friday afternoon. All the Year 3 and 4 children will take part in a weekly session and the Year 5 children will join them on the final Friday of each term for a special, one off session of outdoor learning and fun. Due to the current restrictions, the children will not be getting changed for these sessions but they will require a change of footwear (i.e. trainers or wellies) and a warm, waterproof coat.
Home Learning During Self-Isolation
In the event of self-isolation, the class teachers will ensure work that is relevant to the current learning is set for the duration of your time away from school. All home learning will be set via our Class 3 Google Classroom (instructions for accessing this can be found below) as well as emailed to you via the school admin team should you require it. On Google Classroom, you will find active assignments which will allow the class teachers to monitor your work whilst you are at home as well as other materials to support you in your learning. Google Classroom also offers the opportunity for you to ask the teachers questions directly on the stream, should you need further support whilst at home. In addition to this, if you require support with technology during the self-isolation period please let us know as the school can support you with this.
We kindly ask that if you are not self-isolating that you do not access the Google Classroom at home. Thank you.
Autumn 1 (2020)
We decided to kick start the year with some ‘Funny Fiction’. Some of this work was based on the amazing works of David Walliams. In particular ‘World’s Worst Children’ and ‘World’s Worst Teachers’. We wrote letters, diaries and our own ’World’s Worst…’ stories.
We also be studied local History and Geography (with a focus on York Minster) and studied the local artist Andy Goldsworthy. We used natural materials to create our own artwork.
During the second term of the year, Class 3 studied the book 'There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar. We thought about the different characters and, with a link to the national 'Anti-Bullying Week 2020' we considered who was the 'bully' in the story and why people may make act in certain ways. We also discussed the gender issues in this story and wrote a balanced argument about where schools should have gender specific rules.
Towards the end of the term, we began to learn about advent and the Christian meaning of Christmas, using the excellent Yo-Yo Trust resources to help us. To help us feel a little more festive and cheerful this year, we decorated our classroom and wrote our hopes and dreams for 2021 as a class.
Year 4 Multiplication Check Websites
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPaG)