Year 4

 
“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi


Throughout the year the subjects we will cover are English, Maths, Science, Religious Education, Computing, Physical Education and Topic. The children will also benefit from specialist teachers for Creative Arts.
 

What learners need to be successful

 
In Year 4, we expect pupils to arrive at school every day, on time and ready to learn. We encourage children to be self-starters and adopt a positive attitude to their learning. Children should have an independent approach to their learning as they prepare for Year 5.

Each day children should arrive with a book bag, including a reading book and reading record. Children are expected to read regularly at home with an adult. Each week children will be required to complete a minimum of one piece of extended learning work at home. Please encourage children to learn spellings and multiplication tables weekly.
 

What will pupils learn?

 
DOWNLOADPrimary Curriculum Map 2017-18

To find out more about the primary curriculum being taught at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, please contact Di Fellowes: DFellowes@samworth.tgacademy.org.uk
 

How pupils’ learning will be assessed

 
Children in Year 4 will be assessed throughout the year both formatively (by being given feedback) and summatively (by being given a level). The children will be assessed three times a year using KS2 SATs papers. Pupils will sit a reading, writing and maths paper in preparation for upper KS2.

Achievement will be discussed at parents’ evenings throughout the year and via the summer term detailed report. Half termly ‘Attitude to Learning’ scores will also be shared with parents and children.

Children’s work will be marked regularly and children are encouraged to respond to feedback. Targets are shared half termly and children are expected to know these.
 

Learning materials

 
Children have their own individual logins for Purplemash.

Useful websites:

www.purplemash.com/samworth

www.ictgames.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2
 

Learning enhancement

 
Children can sign up for after school clubs each term. To view a list of the current extracurricular activities available, please click here.
 

How parents can help with their child’s learning

 
Parents should read with their child every day. In Year 4, reading comprehension and checking the children’s understanding is a big focus as the children need to be prepared for reading SATs assessments in Year 5 and 6. Please encourage your child to complete their extended learning activity for homework. Children will be expected to practise their spellings on a weekly basis. If you require any support or have any questions with regards to their child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 4 team. We operate an open door policy and are happy to help you and your child with any aspect of their learning.