Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Devine

Class 9 Teacher

Mr Bannister

Class 10 Teacher

Welcome to our Year 4 class page! We hope that you will find the information useful and enjoy looking at what the children have been doing in school.

Our Teaching Assistants are:

Mrs Chidgey        LKS2 HLTA

Miss Mallon          LKS2 HLTA

Mrs Thomson      Teaching Assistant

Mrs Singh           Teaching Assistant

Mrs Harvey         Teaching Assistant

If you would like to arrange an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher please contact the school office on 0161 445 6359 or email the school office at
admin@st-catherines.manchester.sch.uk and they will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

Welcome to Year 4's General Class Information page. Here you can find information regarding class trips, P.E. kits, swimming, reading, homework, spellings and times tables amongst other general information that may be of interest.

Y4 Trips
Autumn Term
We go to Roman Chester & the Grovesnor Museum. The children are involved in a 'hands on' workshop, get to go around the museum galleries and go on a Guided Tour of Roman Chester.

Spring Term
We invite an experienced musician and scientist into school for a fun-filled day, on Sound. The children find out about how sound is made, how we hear it and how to make their own musical instruments. Children find out how sound is made and they conduct a series of experiments.

Summer Term 
We go to Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich for workshops on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.

PARENTS - If you are interested in joining us on any of the school trips we normally require more adult supervision, however, these places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are normally quickly snapped up. (Adults go free)

P.E.
In Year 4, the children have outdoor PE every Monday and swimming every Tuesday until Easter. After Easter, they have outdoor and indoor PE.

P.E. Kits
Your child must have the following items in order to do P.E.:

St. Catherine's RC Primary P.E. T-shirt (white/burgundy)

School P.E. Shorts/Plain black/grey jogging bottoms.

Trainers (not pumps)

Swimming
The children go swimming at Withington Swimming Baths, every Tuesday.

Swimwear:
Boys - swimming trunks/shorts (no baggy shorts, they must be skin tight)

Girls - Swimming Costume (not bikinis)

Swimming Caps must be worn, if your child's hair goes over their eyes, when wet. We ask that your child wears a verruca sock, if they suffer from verrucas.

IMPORTANT - Your child must provide a doctor's note for any other equipment needed (i.e. goggles) to prove that there are real issues for their use.

Reading
Each night, Year 4 students are expected to read at home. They will come home with two 'take home books' which comes with a guidance bookmark for parents. These consist of comprehension questions to support understanding of the text. They also choose a book from the main library every Friday.

We would appreciate it if you could sign the reading diary every time you listen to your child read.

We ask that children record their daily reading into their reading record each day, recording the book name and page number.

Suggested Reading list for Year 4 children

Weekly Homework
Every Friday, homework is set on Google Classroom and consists of an area of learning in Maths and English that has been taught that week.  We ask that children complete their homework in their homework books and then bring them into school each Wednesday to mark through their answers.

Weekly spellings are also set on Google Classroom. Each week, fifteen words will be sent home for your child to learn. All of these words will follow a particular spelling rule. Every Friday, your child will be tested on these words. Three of these words will be tested by dictating a sentence, which will contain one of the learnt words.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Times tables form the basis of a great deal of mathematical learning and therefore it is vital that the children know their times tables and related division facts quickly and off-by-heart. Your child can practice on Times Table Rock Stars using the website or the app.  Each child has their own login which they should have recorded in their reading record.

Other resources to support times tables include Hit the Button on Top Marks, a multiplication square and songs, both of which can be found on our Google Classroom page.

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