Class 4

Welcome to the Class 4 page of the website. We hope you find it very useful!
In June, Class Four children will be taking the National Multiplication Check. We will be learning times tables in school through the year and we will be practising the on line check using the test format. Please use the resources below to help your child to learn their times tables this year. TT Rockstars is a fun way to learn your times tables .
The link to the Times Tables Check (below)  is the resource that comes closest to the format of the actual official multiplication check. 
We use White Rose Maths as our planning resource . Maths homework is linked to the White Rose planning and is often a Mathletics task chosen to reinforce the in class learning. Please see the links below to White Rose Maths and Mathletics. 
We use the Literacy and Language Scheme to teach Literacy. Please see the Curriculum overview for the topics taught. 
We supplement Literacy and Language with Headstart Spelling and Headstart Grammar. Spellings and Homework are shared via Google Docs weekly. Please see Google Docs for examples of spelling lists. 
HeadStart Spelling – A Guide for Parents/Carers
As a school, we will be delivering the HeadStart Spelling programme in Years 1 to 6. Children will be given sets of spellings to learn over a four-week period based on a spelling pattern. The children will be taught the spellings in class through the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method as well as through games and activities. Below you can find details about the programme.
HeadStart Spelling – Overview
• Includes all National Curriculum spelling patterns for each year group
• Revisits spelling patterns over a four-week period
• Puts words into context
• Reinforces spelling patterns using fun games and activities
• Includes extension words to challenge able spellers
• 144 words learnt per term
• 432 words learnt per year
We have a well stocked reading scheme here at school, plus a Guided Reading Scheme created by Badger Reading and two libraries which are catalogued and managed by the Libresoft Library software and are open to children every week. 
Our on line reading scheme is Bug Club and this can be used to supplement reading. Please see the link to Bug Club below. 
See here for the Year 4 Milestones in Reading, Maths and Writing.
Google Classroom.
This is a help guide to show you how to log in to our Google Classroom. Please visit the Google Classroom for regular photos from the classroom and examples of work and events. 
Please visit the Google Clasroom for regular pictures of the class at work and for homework, weekly spelling lists and samples of planning. 

Espresso is an excellent website and the school has paid for your child to have free access. Log in with your child's username and password to access a wealth of curriculum resources across all subjects. The website is updated daily and new resources are added regularly. 

Useful Information
Below you will find examples of our medium plans for this half term. 
Our RE topics are : Creation, Prayers, Saints and Feasts, Advent, Christmas, Revelation, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Sacraments, Judaism, RSE. 
Please see below for an example of our planning in RE for this half term. It is the Creation topic. 
Hello. I am Mrs Potter and I am the Class Four Class Teacher this year. 
Please follow our Twitter account @stgeorgestauntn for regular pictures and news from the classroom and the school in general. 
In June, Class 4 hope to take an overnight residential trip to cover Geography , Science and Catholic Social Teaching topics in the field. This trip will take place at Pinkery OEC . Please see the links below where you will find lots if information about Pinkery OEC. 
Class Four study The Monmouth Rebellion in July. This always involves a re-enactment and 'hands on' learning trip to The Museum of Somerset. 
Class Four always take on a fund raising activity for Children In Need. The fundraisers have taken many forms over the years and last year they hosted a Readathon, Spelling Bee and Times Tables Olympics Challenge! 
They have raised over £300 each year for the charity.