Year 4 (Moonstone Class)
Welcome to Year 4. This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Moonstone Class. We hope you will find it useful, but if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the year 4 team.
Class teacher: Miss L Stanford
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs C Turvill-Smith and Mrs S Smithers
Curriculum and Topics
Children in Year 4 follow the National Curriculum, which sets out the objectives for all of the subjects. The key areas in the curriculum are as follows: Maths, English, Science, PE, Computing, History, Geography, Religious Education, PSHE, Art and Design, Music and Modern Foreign Languages.
At Cranbrook Primary we teach most subjects through a creative curriculum, based around a topic and a range of core reading texts. This allows the children to fully immerse themselves in their learning through an engaging theme, visitors, trips, a 'stunning start' to launch the topic and an opportunity to share their learning with others at the end of the topic.
As curriculum newsletters for each topic become available, these will be available by clicking on the links below:
There will be several opportunities for you to come in and see your child's topic learning over the course of the year, through our Topic celebration events. These will run after school and will provide your child with a chance to show you their topic books, in school learning and home learning tasks. Look out for dates in the school calendar!
Children will be expected to bring their book bags and reading books into school every day. We believe that reading is an extremely important skill and ask that you support us at home by reading at least four times a week with your child and recording it in the communication book, with a comment and signature.
Children will be guided to choose and progress through age appropriate books that are in keeping with their reading ability. Their reading book should be brought in to school daily for when opportunities to read in class and with a member of staff or volunteer arise. Your child will read with the class teacher or teaching assistant at least once every week.
Alongside reading at least four times a week, your child will also have spelling books sent home with them every Friday, which must be returned the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn these spellings; they will be tested every Friday at school. Please find below the Year 4 spelling rules.
Alongside reading at least four times a week, your child will also have spelling books sent home with them every Friday, which must be returned the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn these spellings; they will be tested every Friday at school.
A home learning task will be set on Mathletics and Spellodrome weekly, and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Your child's login can be found in their home learning book- ask your child's class teacher if you have any difficulties accessing the sites. Children will also be provided with termly topic tasks in their home learning book, which are optional additional tasks. Completed topic home learning tasks will be recognised and celebrated in class and may be shown in school assemblies.
- Access Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to practise multiplication recall.
- Please see the English and Maths pages for additional resources and websites. An explanation of the terminology used in English or Grammar questions can be found here: Terminology Table.
Behaviour and Rewards
Our behaviour policy uses a 'Good to be Green' system. All children start afresh on green every day; poor behaviour leads to children moving down to amber, and then red. If a child reaches red, they will receive a 'Consequence Card' and meeting with the Learning Behaviour Mentor to discuss. Parents will be informed if their child receives a Consequence Card.
Positive behaviour choices will lead to children being moved up to silver, and then gold. Any colour rating at the end of the day that is green or above should be celebrated, however children reaching gold will receive a golden ticket which will be entered onto a draw to join a Golden Ticket winners event.
Every Friday one child in the class will be chosen for a shine certificate, which will be awarded for exceptional effort or behaviour.
Every child should have the following named equipment at school:
- Water bottle
- Book bag
- PE kit
- Change of underwear
- Suitable coat with hood
Children will have a PE session every week. Therefore it is important that kit is correct and in school. Details of what items are required for PE can be found in the home-school communication books.
The school gate opens at 8:40am. Children arriving will go straight into class to begin early morning activities. Please ensure your child is in school by 8.50am, after which point the school gate will be closed and your child will be marked as 'late' in the register.
School finishes at 3.15pm and children should be picked up outside, by the gate. Once the teacher has seen you, your child will be dismissed. If you wish for your child to be allowed to walk home unaccompanied, please inform us of this in writing. Please contact the school office if you are running late or somebody different needs to collect your child. Teachers are not responsible for your child after this time.
Lunch time is from 12-1pm. Children will be asked to state whether they are having a school dinner or a packed lunch every morning. If your child is bringing a packed lunch then the box or bag will need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. Packed lunches should be healthy in content, with no chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks.