Welcome to Kingsbury Class (Year 4)
Teacher: Miss Carmen Danyali
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stirling
Please find an overview of what we will be learning during the year here.
Click here to find out more about what we are doing in school during the Spring Term.
To find out more about the exciting learning taking place in Kingsbury Class this term, please take a look at these Knowledge Organisers:
Home Learning tasks will be set on a Monday and should be returned to school by the following |Monday. These will be a range of tasks linked to the learning we have been doing in class. This is in addition to regular reading, spelling and times tables practice.
Reading plays a crucial part in your child’s development. Throughout daily lessons and guided reading sessions, your child will be taught reading skills. In addition, your child will be able to take books home from the shelves in the classroom, the library and the Book Hut on the playground. Please remember to record in the Reading and Home Learning Journal when your child reads. We will use parents' comments, along with our own records, to help build a comprehensive picture of your child’s development in reading. Asking children questions about the text will help you to determine their understanding/comprehension of the book. There are suggested questions in the Reading and Home Learning Journal. Children will need to hand in their Journal every Monday for adult signatures to be checked; ideally, your child should read every day, with a minimum of three adult signatures (from home) per week required.
Spellings will be set each week on a Monday. These will be stuck into your child's Reading and Home Learning Journal. Please encourage your child to practise these for a short time each day, using either Spelling Shed or by completing a short spelling activity. There are some ideas here. Although spellings will not be tested formally, your child's knowledge of the words they have been practising will be assessed through a spelling task and the accurate use of the words in their written work.
In Year 4, we spend lots of time learning our times tables to ensure that we know them all fluently up to 12x12. Times tables are so important as they help us solve more complex Maths problems. There is a statutory test to check that children know their times tables during Year 4. More details can be found here. There are lots of brilliant websites you can use to help your children to practice their times tables at home. Here are just a few we use in school:
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. On these days, full PE kit should be worn to school, including trainers and a warm sweatshirt as we will aim to be outside as often as possible.
An important experience in Year 4 is our residential trip to Leeson House. More details about this will follow later in the year.
This term, Kingsbury Class were very lucky to visit the Newt in Somerset to explore their fabulous new exhibit, the Roman Villa. We learned lots about the Romans and carried out some fun hands-on activities. We were also lucky to see some beautiful British wildlife during our visit.
Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP
milborneportprimary@MPPrimary.co.uk and Homelearningmpps@MPPrimary.co.uk