Welcome to Year 4!
Cedar and Juniper Class
Our Team Highlights of 2021
Year 4 have enjoyed learning to play the African Drums.
They have explored rhythm and used musical notation to record the rhythms they have created.
Come on England!
We practised football skills and played a game of football to show support for the England team who were in the Euro 2021 final.
We enjoyed a visit from Will, a MChem student. The day started with a series of exciting experiments, including Elephant's toothpaste, the test tube in the oil (that vanished!) and a magical lava lamp.
Mrs Heaton Mrs Mulcrone
Cedar Class Teacher Juniper Class Teacher
Mrs Attwood Mr Porter
Y4 Teaching Assistant Y4 Teaching Assistant
At Wath Central, our curriculum is underpinned by a variety of concepts that link to the wider world, making an impact in
today's society. Due to the impact of COVID-19, a recovery curriculum will be established at the start of the academic year
and a focus on children driving the learning focus will be prominent throughout school.
In Year 4, your child will be involved in a variety of different reading activities. We have three reading sessions a week,
alongside our in-school library visit which takes place throughout the term. Using a novel of study, we link our writing
activities to reading and include a focus reading week at the end of each writing unit. As a school, we encourage children to read at home at least four times a week. To encourage reading at home, we reward Dojo points and children are entered into a termly reading raffle to receive a prize for their hard work at home.
Children receive high quality English teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning
journey. To coincide with the teaching of reading, we have a text at the core of our English lessons. We then use the text
as a stimulus to produce interesting compositions and develop our writing skills through focussed SPAG (Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar) sessions. Our texts will link to one of our concepts each term to encourage further links to our
projects. We also have discrete spelling sessions to study spelling rules appropriate for our age and study vocabulary
through discrete vocabulary lessons.
Children receive high quality Mathematics teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning journey. Using advice provided by the Maths Hub White Rose scheme, children are encouraged to learn new skills, apply concrete understanding to problems and justify ideas through reasoning sessions. In addition to our daily Maths lessons, we also have Maths Meetings to develop the retention of key skills. These take place discretely and focus on fun, engaging activities to revisit prior learning. At the end of Year 4, children have a National Multiplication Test (SAT) to complete.
P.E. sessions - Our current P.E. days are Thursday and Friday. We recommend that your
child has their P.E. kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions,
including if some sessions have to be rearranged due to unforeseen circumstances.
Homework - Reading cards and spellings are checked weekly on a Friday. Homework
projects and the date they need to be handed in are provided on the project overview
that you can access above. All children will be able to celebrate their project with the class
and discuss the production of their homework.
Keeping in Contact - At Wath Central, we share our achievements on various platforms.
For day-to-day communication, we use Class Dojo where we share what we get up to
during the day and communicate with parents about upcoming events. We also use our
twitter (@wathcentral) to celebrate recent successes from our year group. Finally, keep
checking here for highlights and recent happenings within our classrooms.
Helping at Home - Can you support your child's learning at home? Click here to visit our curriculum pages for tips and advice to support your child with online learning.