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Year 4 Welcome

Welcome to Year 4.
 
Welcome back! We hope you have had a great summer and that you are ready for all the exciting learning that will be happening this year. Our first module in Year 4 is 'The Planets'. In Science we will be learning all about the solar system and our history work will be finding out about the Romans in Britain. As part of the module we will be visiting Chedworth Roman Villa to find out lots about how the Romans changed Britain and why Roman baths were so important. Also we will get to take part in our very own Roman Day later in the term. Lots to look forward to!
 
What's happening to PLPs?
As part of the National Curriculum all children at KS2 have to take a more active role in shaping their learning journey.
We have been building towards this goal through the PLPs (Personalised Learning Plans) and children's involvement in progress meetings. We are now ready to hand over PLPs to children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to use as their tool for helping them to shape their learning.
What does this mean? 
PLPs will now belong to the child. Teachers will support the children to decide on their strengths, next steps and to choose a suitable target to last for a term. There will be 3 targets - one for a 'core' learning area, one for literacy and one for maths. 
The children will collect evidence towards their targets during the term and they will discuss their progress with their teacher during the term. Outcomes from this will form part of the progress meetings so that parents can find out how their child did and what new targets they have set. 
Progress meetings will continue to focus on Age Related Expectations (AREs) and how your child has progressed against these.
 
Changes with Maths groupings: Last year we trialed a new way of grouping the children in Maths in Years 3 and 6. This proved to result in very successful outcomes for the children. In light of this we are moving all the Year Groups to this style of grouping. Each year group will have two parallel groups of children working at age related expectations and two parallel groups of children working at a greater depth within the Year Group expectations. These groupings will be flexible to reflect the progress and needs of the children throughout the year.
 
 
Important reminders:
 
Please ensure that PE kits are in school and are clearly labelled with your child's name.
 
Year 4 will visit the library on Tuesdays. Please see the letter on the website for dates.
 
Home School Books are expected to be in school everyday so that the children can fill in the relevant information and reminders when they need to.
 

The Year Group staff are

Year Leader  -      Mrs Wilson
Class 4.1      -     Miss Salisbury
Class 4.2      -     Mrs Kehoe
Class 4.3      -     Miss Willis
Class 4.4      -     Mrs Tarpey
 

Mrs Jarrett is the Year 4 teaching assistant.

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