Head of Year Welcome

Dear Parents of Year 4. 

I am Miss Iqbal and I am absolutely thrilled to be Head of Year 4 and have the pleasure of teaching the lovely 4 Tolkien. The Year 4 Team are excited to teach our balanced and broad curriculum which prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Mrs Khan teaches 4 Yousafzai, Miss Bibi is class teacher of 4 Simmonds and 4 Zephaniah are lucky enough to have Mrs Hussain as their class teacher. 

At Ark Victoria, we establish and create a love for reading across the curriculum. Reading feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds. We are heavily focussed on Reading in school and we encourage you to read both fiction and non-fiction with your child to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live in. We have many exciting opportunities for reading in year 4 such as the use of our magical library, Lexia and an Accelerated Reader programme where your child can get points after completing a quiz on a book they have read- how exciting! During Writing, children will be using the texts we have studied in Reading to write a range of texts such as newspaper articles, narratives, and non-chronological reports. Have a look at our year 4 curriculum map for the upcoming books your child will be studying this year. 

As well as a focus on Reading and Writing, we will also be studying a range of topics in Mathematics. In year 4, we aim for all pupils to be fluent mathematicians where they are confident in justifying questions using mathematical language and have the knowledge and skills they require to solve problems. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table ready for their MTC check. The website that children can use to practise this is www.urbrainy.com
Our wider curriculum in Year 4 is full of fun experiences including vicious volcanoes and terrible Tudors. Our Geography curriculum inspires pupils by creating a curiosity and fascination about the world where they will gain knowledge about the Earth’s features and physical and human processes. In science, children learn all about teeth and digestion, states of matter, classification and sound and electricity where they participate in experiments and investigations to support their learning. The world is forever-changing and at Ark Victoria, we ensure that our Computing lessons provide pupils with the skills to become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. 

Personal development is a focal point for us as an academy this year. At Ark Victoria we want to help our pupils become curious citizens with a strong moral purpose. As well as embedded themes throughout our curriculum, children will study carefully sequenced lessons and have weekly assemblies to develop a diverse knowledge of moral, social, and cultural issues as well as how they can positively contribute to the wider community. The Year 4 Team are dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge and skills they require to become educated citizens in the world. We are grateful to have you as part of the Ark Victoria family in Year 4 and we cannot wait to see the children jump leaps and bounds in their academic journey. 

Please use the following image to see our Year 4 Students and their work: 

Year 4 School day

School day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:40 - 08:50 Morning Activities Morning Activities Morning Activities Morning Activities Morning Activities
08:50 - 08:55 Registration Registration Registration Registration Registration
08:55 - 09:55 Reading Reading Reading Reading PE
09:55 - 10:10 Break
10:15 - 11:10 Maths Maths Maths Maths Art
11:10 - 12:00 Writing Writing Writing Writing French/Music
12.00 - 12.50 Lunch
12:50 - 13:10 Registration/Handwriting Registration/Handwriting Registration/Handwriting Registration/Handwriting Registration/Handwriting
13:10 - 14:10 History Science History R.E (30 mins)

 

Maths Meeting (15 mins)

 

Spelling (15 mins) 

PD
14:10 - 14:35 Grammar Computing Maths Meeting Grammar Library
14:35 - 14:50 Maths Meeting Maths Meeting Celebration Assembly – at end of day 14.40 Maths Meeting PD Assembly – at end of day 14.40 
14:50 - 15:05 Class story/Dismissal of class

 

Curriculum Information

Knowledge Organisers

Year 4 Homework Expectations

Day Homework set Task  Day Homework returned
Monday Reading: Home reader/Chapter book to be read for 10 minutes every day and record comment in reading log.     

 

Lexia: Children on online Lexia programme please ensure targets met by Friday. 

 

Spelling: New spellings are given every Monday. 

Engagement checked weekly     

 

Friday: Engagement checked weekly

 

Monday: Weekly Spelling test

Friday Reading: Reading comprehension will be a paper copy.  

 

Literacy: Homework will be a paper copy.

 

Maths: Multiplication check TTRockstars.

Homework is set on seesaw and on paper for some pupils. 

 

Science/History/Geography: Homework given out according to topic being taught. 

Wednesday: MTC and TTRockstars engagement reviewed via weekly tiimes tables.
NB. Additional/supplementary homework may be supplied by class teachers to support individual learning. Return date will be informed by class teacher. 

 

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