Welcome to Year 4
A very warm welcome to Year 4. My name is Miss Holtby and this will be my fourth year at St Francis. I am delighted to be teaching Year 4 this year, and I am looking forward to our time together. Before I became a teacher in the UK, I travelled to lots of different countries and taught English to children in Vietnam. I love reading and spending time outdoors and I am excited for us to explore the world around us together. Our classroom will be an interactive and creative space in which everyone is valued.
In Year 4 we will be positive, give everything a go and push ourselves to be the best that we can be.
- Year 4 Blog
- Recommended Reads
- Online Learning
- Messages to Parents
- Contact Your Teacher
Welcome to Wonderful Y4 Class
Your Class Teacher is Miss Holtby.
Supporting Miss Holtby in class is Miss Deben.
We have begun to explore our new class text. Looking at six of the illustrations, we added our inital thoughts and noun phrases to them. This is one of the the images. We’re looking forward to finding out more about the book and will write our own short story in a similar style.
We learnt all about Vincent Van Gogh and after practising his techniques of mixing different shades and tones of yellow, we recreated one of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers.
Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 4. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.
A list of Recommended Reads from us is attached below:
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
In Year 4, it is expected that children access learning at least 4 times a week using:
Spelling Shed, Maths Shed, Reading Eggs and Timestables Rockstars.
A great resource for talking games at home – Let’s Get Talking Games
A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website
|www.classroomsecrets.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.|
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Covers the whole curriculum|
|www.phonicsplay.co.uk||Early Years -Yr2||Phonics games and activities|
|Early Years – Yr6||Various activities and video links to many subjects|
|www.spellingframe.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||Some free spelling games|
|www.primaryresources.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.teachingideas.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.topmarks.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games|
|www.crickweb.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Free online education resources and games|
|www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/||Yr1-Yr6||Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage|
|Yr1-Yr8||Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ||Early Years – Yr6||Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily|
|https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/||Early Years – Yr6||Free e-readers|
|https://corbettmathsprimary.com/||Yr1 – Yr6||Free maths resources|
|https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/||Early Years – Yr6||Lots of geography resources|
|https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html||Early Years – Yr6||Free downloadable home learning activities|
|http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/||Yr1-Yr6||Daily maths learning|
|https://www.mathswithmum.com||Yr1-Yr6||Maths videos to help with children’s learning|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw||Early years – Yr2||Phonics based video and dancing|
|https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/||0-5years||A government recommended website for Early Years|
|https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online||All the family||Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world|
|https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science||Yr1-Yr6||Science activity ideas|