Our Year 4 class teachers: Miss Child, Mr Ayres (also Lower Key Stage 2 Phase Leader)
Teaching assistants: Mrs Osbourne, Mrs Allen
Year 4 Teacher - 4LC
I am lucky enough to be 9 years into my teaching career and my 6th year teaching Year 4. One of my favourite subjects to teach is History since I am fascinated by how people lived in the past. I also enjoy building children's confidence in Maths as I found it tricky at school myself! In my spare time, I am a keen cook and enjoy long walks with my cheeky, little dog Timmy.
Teaching Assistant Year 4
Wrap Around Care Manager
Specialist Teaching Assistant / Year 4 (Maths Intervention)
The expectation in Year 4 is that children will read (at least) 3 times a week and complete times table related challenges.
At the end of Year 4, children will complete a national multiplication assessment. To support this, every child in KS2 has a Times Table Rockstar login and is expected to practice for (at least) 10 minutes each week.
To access a useful Year 4 reading list, click here.
Book bags only to be bought into school. We do not have room to store large school bags.
Equipment children will require:
- A clear pencil case
- School style pencils
- Blue handwriting pens (not biro)
- 30cm ruler
- Selection of colouring pencils
- Glue stick
- Pencil sharpener
- Optional: small selection of highlighters
In KS2 we use the Accelerated Reader Computer Program to develop, manage and monitor children’s reading skills. The children pick a book within their own ZPD range and read it at their own pace. We allocate at least 15 minutes a day to reading their book. When finished, they will take a short quiz online in school – this helps to home in on their reading skills and give an indication that they understood what has been read. AR gives both children and teachers feedback on the children’s understanding and reading habits which the teacher then uses to help the children set targets and ongoing reading practice to ensure personal growth.
Daily ‘Book Club’ is also timetabled. This provides opportunities for the children to work in small groups with an adult to develop reading skills and build a love of reading, and it gives an opportunity to read books of choice for pleasure.
We use high quality text to deliver our English Curriculum and focused reading lessons are taught within a sequence of learning.
Year 4 have an assessment for their multiplication knowledge and recall in the summer term. For this, they need to have instant recall for all multiplication and related division facts for all tables up to and including 12 x 12.