Welcome to Year 4 – Comets and Planets

Links between home and school, alongside a positive working relationship between staff and families, can make a hugely positive impact on your child’s progress.

Please work with us to give your child the very best start in life.

The two Year 4 teachers for the 2021.2022 academic year are:

  • Mr Linnett, interim (Comets) Class Code: nxnxlkg
  • Miss Taylor (Planets) Class Code: xtfwcrd
Homework is an important part of school life but it should not be taking over life out of school!

At Krishna Avanti Primary School we expect the children to come to school and work hard. As long as they do that they should be able to go home and do a little homework each week (up to one hour) and enjoy being a child –playing and learning other things through play! Some children do of course really enjoy writing and doing mathematics and other ‘academic’ things and in these instances, they may wish to spend hours and hours studying and doing homework.

If your child has worked hard at school, any homework given that takes more than one hour may be left (if you so wish). In addition to the homework, children will have spellings to learn, books to read and times-tables to learn.

Homework will be delivered as Flipped Learning. Teachers will set Flipped Learning tasks as required, on Google Classroom, rather than a set day of the week. Flipped Learning allows for children to investigate a specific objective or topic (linked to lessons in school) before or after the lesson.

Our current topic is: Misty Mountains Winding River.

Times Table Test

Under the current National Curriculum, children are supposed to know their times tables up to 12×12, by the end of Year 4, however are not formally tested until the Year 6, maths SATS. The DfE has introduced a new multiplication test to give children the skills and knowledge that they need for secondary school as well as allowing them to focus on mastering numeracy and beyond. This test will show whether children can recall their times tables fluently. Children will be tested using an on-screen check (computer or tablet) to answer multiplication questions which will be timed against the clock.

Please help your children learn their times tables (see attached guide) –Times Tables Guide 

Each child will be given spellings to learn. Please help your child to learn the spellings and put them into a sentence, before the weekly spelling test.

Year 4 Spellings Autumn Term 2020

From this term, children will be asked to practise spellings via The Spelling Shed

Your child will be given up to two reading books which will be changed once a week. Please ensure that your child’s reading record is signed in order for their books to be changed.  Reading books need to be brought in to school everyday!

Click on the link below to see target statements and objectives:

Band 4 Reading Statements

Band 4 Writing Statements

Year 4 Maths Scheme of Learning

Physical education is a statutory subject in the National Curriculum and children well enough to be at school are well enough to take part in physical education.

Requests for children to be excused from physical education will never be given. Physical education, like all subjects, will be appropriately adapted for the needs of all children, regardless of permanent or temporary  abilities and injuries. 

All children must change for physical education and remove jewellery for the lessons. If the child is unable to remove jewellery themselves, do not wear it on physical education days.

Physical Education and Yoga for Comets 

  • Tuesday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).
  • Thursday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)

Physical Education and Yoga for Planets

  • Monday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).
  • Thursday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)

Planned and completed visits 2021 to 2022 will be detailed here.

  1. Spring Term 1:    Outdoor Pursuits orienteering and map workshop ( £10:00 per child)
  2. Spring Term 1:    STEM Ambassador
  3. Spring Term 2:    Bhaktivedanta Manor -London (£18.50 per child)
  4. Summer Term 1: Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre canoeing x 5 visits (£16.00 per child)
  5. Summer Term 1: STEM Ambassador
  6. Summer Term 1: Ancient Egypt workshop (£10 per child)

*payments required

Total to date: £54.50 per child

We hope the following links will be useful  to you and your child:

Good2Learn (English and mathematics)

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (English)

Mangahigh (mathematics)