Children in Class 4 are expected to have a higher level of independence and take greater responsibility for their learning. Children are encouraged to be well prepared and organized during lessons. High standards of work are expected at all times, including work completed at home. All pupils are encouraged to work their very hardest and contribute fully to class life. They are expected to be well behaved, polite and helpful at all times and follow our class rules. Good work and behaviour will be rewarded. We use a restorative justice system. Children begin every day on a green circle. Good behaviour or kindness can be rewarded by moving their names to silver, then gold. Once on gold, children receive a raffle ticket for a prize draw. Negative behaviour could see their name moving from green to orange or red. Children are encouraged throughout the day to show behaviours that will result in their names moving up again, so we rarely see a name on red by the end of the day!
In Year 4, most children’s reading skills have been developed significantly enough for them to leave behind the reading scheme and begin the process of self- selection of personal reading material. Each child’s individual reading skills are monitored and extended during the Literacy lesson, but most children will be bringing home a book chosen from the reading corner. Children regularly take Star reading tests and are given a reading level zone. They should select their book within that zone and are being encouraged to steadily increase their levels. The class teacher will also help children with this process. With these books will be a reading diary and children are asked to write a short response to the book each time they read as well as dating the record after each session. Children are asked to follow this process, at least 3 times a week but 5 times would be ideal.
As a school, we reward regular reading at the end of term, where children’s names are added to a prize draw if they can evidence enough reading sessions in their reading record.
All homework will be set on a Monday on Show My Homework and needs to be completed by the following Monday.
Reading- Children will be asked to read daily at home and for this to be noted in their school reading diary. Books are to be placed in the class box once they are finished where it will be quarantined for 72 hours.
Maths- Maths tasks will be set on SHMW. These will vary between MyMaths or a choice of differentiated tasks. Answers to the work will be made available on the following Monday for self-marking.
English- A reading comprehension or GPS task will be uploaded onto SMH and as with maths, answers will be made available on the following Monday for self-marking.
Spellings- Children will be set weekly spellings appropriate to the stage of development they are at. These will be uploaded to SMH.
Timestables- Please continue to practise times tables. This could be done using platforms such as Times Table Rock Stars.
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange a telephone appointment.
Class Teacher: Miss Antje C. Baylis