Hello! Welcome to our Year 4 class page. Here you will find all of the information about what, where and how your child will be learning this year.
Here you will find information regarding homework, useful links for home learning and examples of our work across the entire curriculum. We can also be found on Twitter here.
Who We Are
My name is Mr. Gray and I am the teacher in Year 4. I have been teaching for two years now and I love it! I am very excited to be working with this class as I had the opportunity to work with them on a Monday in year 3. Along with myself we have the familiar friendly faces of Miss Irving and, on Wednesday afternoons, Miss Collins.
We hope to create an exciting, reflective and stimulating learning environment, that provides opportunities for every child to learn. We hope to equip your child with the necessary skills to succeed inside and outside of school, through balancing the usage of new technology with older, more traditional methods. I want your children to have fun and enjoy their learning environment!
If there is anything you would like to know about our class, the curriculum or your child's progress - please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Daily Reading and Accelerated Reader
We hope that every child in Year 4 reads for 15 minutes everyday. Research shows that if your child develops a love of reading, they are far more likely to go on to succeed in wider areas of the curriculum. We use Accelerated Reader at Caedmon. This is a fabulous online resource that not only encourages reading participation, but also helps each child develop their comprehension. Your child will be given the opportunity to change their book every single day, and during Reading Time, can complete quizzes to ensure their range is consistently being amended to suit their needs.
Homework in Year 4 is sent home weekly. It will be either a piece of maths homework or literacy. Spellings will be handed out on a Monday and the children will be tested the following Monday. Children failing to learn spellings will have to re-learn their spellings for another test.
In year 4 we also have IXL. This is a wonderful online learning platform that allows your child the opportunity to practice their Literacy and Numeracy skills at home.
You can access the Caedmon IXL login page here.
Please ensure that an appropriate PE kit is brought into school; plain white or red t shirt, black or navy shorts (tracksuit bottoms/leggings in cold weather) and trainers/plimsoles. If possible, please allow kit to be left in school over the course of a half-term. This will mean they are able to feel more comfortable during class PE sessions and not have to worry about forgetting/not having kit on a weekly basis.
Our first PE lessons will consist of Netball and Rugby! These are called invasion games. Also on a Wednesday afternoon the children will attend swimming lessons. They have to bring a swimming kit in every Wednesday. On a Wednesday you will be able to collect your children from Gateshead Leisure centre after their swimming lesson at 3:15.