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.
Who We Are
My name is Mr Siddons and I am the teacher in Year 4. This is my fourth year teaching and I love it! I am very excited to be working with this class as I had the opportunity to work with this class last year on a Friday, teaching them Science, Art & DT and Computing. Unfortunately this time was cut short because of lockdown, but we're back and I can't wait to teach them full time - assisted by Miss Rogers and Mrs Carey - who'll be teaching the class on a Wednesday afternoon.
We hope to create an exciting and stimulating learning environment (with a bit of fun thrown in as well) 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 and to achieve their full potential. Together, in what are certainly strange times, we will overcome the challenges we face and hopefully make Year 4 their best year at Caedmon so far.
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 at least 15 minutes every day. 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, 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 regularly, and during Reading Time they can complete quizzes to ensure their reading range is consistently being amended to suit their needs.
Homework in Year 4 is sent home weekly on a Monday, to be handed back on the Friday of the same week (there is an expectation that children will read at some point over the weekend). Homework will always include times tables and spellings (there will be spelling and times tables tests every Friday) and there will be regular reading comprehension homework, though not every week.
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. Children should also be practising their times tables regularly. They can use times tables rock stars to help them.
PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children arrive at school in appropriate jogging pants or leggings and trainers, bearing in mind they will be wearing them for the whole day.