Welcome to Lemurs!
Lemurs is our Year 4 class.
Miss. Smith is the class teacher, supported by teaching assistant Miss Rose and HLTA Mrs Storer.
The morning session starts at 8:40 am and runs until 12.15 pm. The afternoon session runs from 1.00 pm until 3.10 pm.
In the morning, the children are taught the core subjects of maths and English , which includes grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading. During these sessions, the children can work either as a whole class, in small groups, or 1:1 with an adult.
During the afternoon sessions, the children undertake topic related work which covers subjects such as history, geography, science, PE, music, design and technology and art. These topics change either on a half-termly or termly basis. Additionally, all children have weekly French lessons.
On Pe Days, which are Tuesday and Thursday, children should come to school with their school jumper/cardigan over their PE kit.
If your child is asthmatic, please ensure that they have an inhaler in school ready to be used during any physical activity.
Spelling and maths homework is given out on Fridays on Seesaw and should be completed by the following Thursday. The children must practise spellings throughout the week in preparation for a test on the following Friday. They also need to put these spelling words into sentences in their homework books (using their best joined handwriting) before uploading a photos of this onto Seesaw.
On occasion, children will be given a project to complete for homework as part of their topic work.
At Hillside we love reading. We believe that reading is fundamental to all of our children’s learning as it helps them to develop language skills and increases their knowledge of the world around them.
Children will have daily reading sessions in school where they will be taught essential reading skills. They will also have the opportunity in school to read independently for pleasure and they will be read to by the teacher daily.
As always, it is expected that all children also read at home as much as possible and record this in their reading diaries daily. These are to be completed on SeeSaw daily so that staff in school are able to monitor how much children are reading outside of school. The children will have the opportunity to choose books to read at home from the school library.
Being able to rapidly recall the multiplication and division facts for all the times tables up to 12 X 12 is essential if children are to meet the challenges of the maths curriculum. There is a national statutory times table test that all year four children take at the end of the spring term. The children will be practising their times tables daily in class and it is also expected that they practise them at home using TTRockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/32380)
Year 4 Long Term Topic Plan
Meet the Staff