Year4 – Hazelwood Schools 

I May Not Be

I may not be the fastest

I may not be the tallest

Or strongest

 

I may not be the best

Or the brightest

But one thing I can do better

Than anyone else...

 

That is

To be me

 

L. Nimoy

Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page. We hope you have a fantastic time this year. School life will be a little different, but be assured that all of your teachers will make you feel safe, happy and help you be the best that you can be. Most of all there will be fun and laughter! 
Mr  Atkins and Mrs Lovatt

Regular homework activities should include:

  • Weekly spellings
  • Daily reading
  • Times Table Rockstars (TTRS)
  • Spelling Shed

How can I support my child with their spellings?

Encourage your child to use the Look Say Cover Write Check approach. Just copying out the spellings is not effective in helping to embed spelling patterns.

Use spellings games like jumbled up letters or spelling pyramids. (ask your child about spelling pyramids)

How can I support my child with their maths?

Times tables are the key to confidence in maths so regular support with this is key. If you are not confident with x tables, learn them along with your child. Set each other random questions and Have speed tests against each other. This works really well - believe me I've done it!

Fact families to 20. Knowing number facts quickly will help your child problem solve more effectively. Fact families help this. Eg. 19 + 8 = 27, 8 + 9 = 27, 27 - 9 = 8 and 27 -8 = 9. You can use fact families with multiplication and division as well.

Eg. 3 x 4 = 12, 4 x 3 = 12, 12 ÷ 4 = 3, 12 ÷ 3 = 4

Remember - maths is everywhere, so take every opportunity to use it with your child.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Children need to wear their PE Kits on Tuesdays
  • Reading books and records should be brought in every day
  • We encourage you to sign Reading Records as often as you can.
  • Weekly spellings are tested and handed out on Tuesdays
  • Children need to bring in a water bottle in every day (no juice)

Our Reading Themes

Our English themes will be focusing on the Stone Age. Encourage your child to find out more about this historical topic and read more books by the authors Clive King and Raymond Briggs.

Keep working on your Times Tables. They are the key to unlocking your potential in mathematics. We are currently in a battle with Year 5. Come on team let's beat them!

Use Spelling Shed as a fun way of practising your spellings. Listen out in Worship to see if you are in the Top 10 for number of points.