Welcome to Year 4!
In Year Four we aim to enhance children's learning through developing their determination, perseverance and enthusiasm.
Our class teacher in Deer class is Miss Weller and our class teacher in Fox class is Miss O'Connor. We are also very lucky to be supported by Mrs Godeau, Miss Smith and Mr Nair.
In Year Four the subjects we teach are:
- SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
- History / Geography (alternated half termly)
- Art / DT (alternated half termly)
We record PSHCE and computing in floor books. Some children will also engage in Little Wandle Rapid Catch-up sessions to support them in their phonetic ability.
In addition, we have a specialist MFL and music teacher who teach in Year Four every Wednesday. We are also lucky to have a sports coach who works with the children weekly.
At Woodside Academy we encourage further experiences to deepen children's learning and broaden their understanding. Within Year 4, we link trips to our current learning through providing opportunities such as a Roman day visitor, Sublime Science workshop and First Aid Flat Stanley Workshop. We believe these help promote children's love for learning and build on their current understanding.
Below is an outline of the experiences we have planned for this year.
SCARF PSHCE Workshop
Flat Stanley Workshop
Roman Day Visitor
Imagine That! Science Museum
Visit to local Gurdwara
At Woodside Academy, we are keen to promote children's love for reading through developing their reading skills and encouraging a passion to find out more about our World. We support children in reading a range of text types to ensure they enhance their ability to become a confident and well-rounded reader.
We continue to be impressed with the amount of reading children are doing at home. We are now going to include books of choice onto the reading championship. Any book that a child reads at home, (reading book, library book, book of interest) can be added onto your child’s yellow card. This will then be added to their reading championship tally.
Contacting the teachers:
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We have PE every Tuesday and kickboxing every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a kit in school, including pumps and that long hair is tied back.
Homework will be given out on a Monday. There will be spelling, reading and maths homework. Children will have one week to complete their homework and this will be marked as a class.
Multiplication Check (MTC)
In Year 4, there is an important government assessment called the Multiplication Check (MTC). This tests the children's knowledge of all the timetables up to 12x12. It includes 25 mixed timetable questions and the children have 6 seconds to answer each question.