Year 4 – Cookley Sebright Primary School
Hello and welcome to Year 4. During the coming academic year your children will be supported throughout their learning journey by a dedicated team of professionals, who will work closely to ensure that their individual needs are met.
Teacher: Mrs Lane Teaching Assistant: Mrs Turner
Sports Coach: Mr Wheeler Spanish: Miss Wheeler and Mrs Williams Music: Mrs Harper
English: The children are taught as a whole class within the classroom so that they are all aware of the age-related expectations. Our English lessons are planned and delivered within a sequence of learning based around a book that will engage the children. Our first book is ‘The Wizard, the Ugly and the Book of Shame’ by Pablo Bernasconi. I hope that you will hear a lot about this from your child. We will also have a daily guided reading lesson based around a variety of texts. Our first reading text is Harry Potter, A Journey Through the History of Magic. Our first Class Story will also follow the magical theme and is, 'The Wizard of Once'.
As a school we follow the ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ programme.
Maths: We follow Busy Ant for Mathematics using a mastery approach. The children should know the times tables by the end of Year 4 up to 12x12. This academic year is the first time there will be a national assessment of times tables, therefore, any support you can give your child in practising these at home will be greatly beneficial and much appreciated.
Homework: Children are expected to read, discuss and answer questions about their reading book every night if possible, even if it is for only a few minutes. Please encourage them to use the online Reading Buddy platform. Homework for this year, will be set on the Home Learning page on the website. Please encourage your child to check our Home Learning page regularly. If your child is self-isolating at home, the daily class lessons will also be available here.
PE: It is important that the children come to school in their PE kit on our PE days. These are Monday and Friday. The kit comprises of a house coloured polo/t- shirt, black shorts, black tracksuit/jogging bottoms, trainers, sweatshirt and shin pads. Please ensure that the children are dressed warmly as initially all of our sessions will be outside. The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler for one weekly session with the first session of the week being taught by Mrs Lane. Earrings must be removed for PE.
Attendance/Punctuality: Our attendance is closely monitored by our Education Welfare Officer (EWO). It is vital that all the pupils attend school every day if possible. Holidays in term time are not permitted and will be marked as an unauthorised absence.
Snacks/Juice: Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break, such as a piece of fruit and a drink but no fizzy drinks please. Reminder – we are a nut free school.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either before or after school or through the homework diary.
We look forward to working with you. The Year 4 Team