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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

​​​​Year 4​​

Welcome to Year 4

We hope that you have enjoyed your summer holidays and your child is settling into Year 4 well.

If you need to contact your child's class teacher please send an email to the class email address below. If it is an urgent message, please ring the office directly.

4B - Miss L Hunt - 4b@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

4R -Mrs S Waters - 4r@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

4G - Mrs C Bell - 4g@williamshrewsbury.staffs.sch.uk

Autumn Term

In Year 4 this half-term will be reading The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes and War Games, Michael Foreman. In Maths, the focus will be on Number and Place Value and the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). For Topic, will we be learning about The Ancient Egyptians and looking at the Geography of Egypt. In Science, our first topic is Changing State followed by Electricity.

PE Kit

Our PE days in Year 4 are Thursday's and Friday's. There will be NO swimming this academic year. If you are in Mrs Waters' class you will need indoor kit on a Thursday for Gymnastics and an outdoor kit for Friday. The rest of Year 4 will only need outdoor kit for both PE sessions for the rest of the half-term. 

Please NAME your child's PE Kit clearly so nothing is lost! Please can you ensure your child has their hair tied back on PE days and their earrings are removed. Teaching staff are NOT able to help children to do this.

Google Classroom 

If your child requires home learning resources, you will find English and Maths on the new classroom titled 'Year 4 2021 - 2022'. Your child's password and username will be the same as in Year 3. You will also find homework posted on the 'Classwork' tab in Google Classroom.

Useful Links

Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student27621   Password: coding

Education City: https://ec1.educationcity.com/user_management/index/

TTrockstars: ttps://play.ttrockstars.com 

Lexia:  https://www.lexiacore5.com/ 

Reading at home

In Year 4, children are expected to read the colour banded book they have been given in school, frequently at home. We suggest you read three times a week for approximately 20 minutes with your child. Of course, you are more than welcome to supplement this with other appropriate texts you may have. This could include a newspaper article, a magazine or a recipe. When reading with your child, it is helpful to ask them about unknown words, check their understanding and ask questions. In school, children will be aware of the 50 Year 4 'Recommended Reads' - children are challenged to try to read as many of these as possible during the year.

Maths at home

To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 orally. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars.  Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it. 

Spelling

Here is the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list in the National Curriculum. We will be working on reading and spelling these words throughout the year. Please don't try to learn them all at once, choose 5 a week to focus on so it is manageable. 

Miss Hunt, Mrs Waters, Mrs Bell