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Miss Bedworth

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Hello, I’m Miss Bedworth and I’m the Year 4 Class Teacher and SENCO for our school. When I was younger I came to St. Peter’s as a child and Mrs Lea was my Year 6 Teacher! I loved St. Peter’s so much that I just had to come back. I enjoy teaching Maths, especially problem solving. I have a big interest in Mindfulness and held a mindfulness after-school club, which I hope to bring back in the new school year. I live in Warrington and I have just bought my first house, so I have moved out of Woolston, where I have lived all of my life! I enjoy playing volleyball and have played since I was 14! When I am not in school, I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my family and friends.

Mrs Proctor

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Hi, my name is Mrs Proctor and I am the Year 4 Teaching Assistant. My children came to St. Peter’s when they were younger and now my granddaughter is in Year 1! I love to work around children and watch them grow in confidence and thrive throughout their time here at St. Peter’s. When I’m not in school, I love spending time with family and friends and going for walks with my dog. 

Overview of Year 4

In Year 4 we build on our academic, personal and social skills developed during Year 3 and throughout the children’s school career.

One of our main focuses is building upon the children’s confidence and independence. This allows the children to make their own choices and take responsibility, developing their ability to ensure that they have the necessary equipment needed for their day’s learning – whether this is their homework books or Reading Record.

Through the use of Journey in Love, the children in Year 4 develop an awareness of relationships and ways to deal with any issues that arise, again taking responsibility to find solutions as well as building their resilience.

Over the course of the year the children will build upon academic skills acquired throughout their learning career. Through the use of exciting and innovative learning experiences, ongoing assessment, intervention groups and developing skills to reach their A.R.E, the children are aided in reaching their full potential.

Year 4 is also a very special year as the children are invited to take part in preparation to receive the Sacraments in the restored order of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. All children, Catholic and non-Catholic, are invited to participate in the preparation and, as always at St. Peter’s, the non-Catholic children who wish to participate will be able to take part in the celebration even though they will not receive the Sacraments.

Children in Year 4 are expected to;

  • Be able to tie their own shoe laces and tie
  • Keep their bags (please can we ask that children don't bring a large backpack to school, as there is limited space in the cloakroom) tidy and kept on their peg
  • Put their lunchboxes on the shelf above their peg as these cannot be kept in their bags due to the limited space
  • Be organised when entering school in the morning; putting their water bottle on their desk and putting their Reading Record in their tray
  • Have all clothes clearly labelled

Due to the current situation, children will not be allowed to bring in their own pencil cases or equipment to minimise the risk of cross contamination. Water bottles also need to be filled before the children come to school, as we are trying to minimise movement around school.

Photos of Classroom

Start and End of the Day

Due to the current circumstances, Year 4 children are asked to arrive at school for 8:55 and are to enter school through the gate on Hillock Lane when directed to do so by a member of staff. Children will be asked to enter the school premises independently without an adult to minimise traffic. We ask that children try to maintain a distance of 1m between each other where possible when entering and exiting school. Children will finish the school day at 3:15 and are to be collected promptly on the KS2 playground, again, exiting school via the gate on Hillock Lane immediately to minimise contact.

Weekly Timetable and Responsibilities

Children are to come to school wearing their P.E. Kits on their P.E. days. For Year 4, this is a Monday and a Tuesday. P.E. Kit should include; spare socks, trainers, t-shirt, shorts and a jumper (optional).

Reading Records need to be brought in to school on a daily basis. Children should be reading at home every night for 10 minutes, with this being recorded in their Record at least three times per week by an adult.

Water bottles need to be in school every day and it is their responsibility to remember to bring it into class. They must take their water bottles home every day to be cleaned.

Due to the current situation, children will not be allowed to bring in their own pencil cases or equipment to minimise the risk of cross contamination. Water bottles also need to be filled before the children come to school, as we are trying to minimise movement around school.

English

In Year 4, we develop our writing skills that were taught in Year 3, using more complex sentence structures and interesting vocabulary. We look at a variety of exciting texts each half term and complete our writing tasks based around this theme. We continue with whole class reading sessions three times per week and complete a Reading Plus activity twice a week in school. Reading is the key to improving our understanding and we ask that the children read to an adult at least three times per week, with a comment recorded in their Reading Records. Independently, children are expected to complete a Reading Plus comprehension five times per week, along with two vocabulary activities.

Reading

Recommended Reads:

In Year 4, Miss Bedworth loves reading David Walliams books with the children such as; Gangsta Granny, Boy in the Dress, Awful Auntie, Midnight Gang. Below are an example of books that you may enjoy reading for pleasure.

Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach, Esio Trot, The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

E.B. White - Charlotte’s Web.

Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Ted Hughes - The Iron Man.

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Spelling

Spellings are given out on a Monday and will then be tested on a Friday. The spelling words will generally follow the same spelling rule for each week. At times, I will send the common exception words home for the children to learn. These are words that don't necessarily follow a rule, but are words that the children need to know how to spell in order to achieve their A.R.E. Please find the Year 3 and 4 common exceptions words below.

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Maths

In Year 4, we continue to use mathematical concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and abstract methods and recordings to further develop our understanding and to support our learning. We are continually practising recall of mathematical facts which enables us to solve problems quicker and more effectively. We look indepth at multiplication and divison, including multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1,000. In Year 4, we also introduce decimals, negative numbers and more complex fractions.

At the end of Year 4, all children must take a multiplication check. Please see below for further information.

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Multiplication Check

The Multiplication Tables Check is now a statutory requirement for the children in Year 4. The purpose of the check is to determine whether children can recall their times tables, including the corresponding divisions, fluently. It will then help us to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

The test will take place across a 3 week window in June and the children complete it online, in school.

We will be doing lots of times tables work in school and complete a Times Tables Challenge once per week. All of the children will start on their two times table in September and then progress each week when they are confident with the times table they are currently on. It is crucial that the children are practising their times tables at home, as much as possible. Please see below for websites which will support your child's learning with their multiplication tables.

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A.R.E. Documents

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected back in school on a Tuesday. For our homework, we use the CGP books and the assigned work will be based on that weeks learning. The children will either have a maths activity or an English activity to complete. The children will also be expected to complete three Reading Plus comprehensions and one vocabulary activity per week, with the week starting on a Monday. Spelllings are given out on a Monday to be tested on a Friday.

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