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Woodpeckers – Year 4

                 Class Teacher: Miss E McDermott                                                                                     Teaching Assistants: Mrs J Peachey-Austing 



Woodpeckers Curriculum Information

Home Learning

Home learning tasks will be added to our class page by Monday of each week and these will run alongside learning in school. This will enable you to continue to support your child’s learning in a meaningful way and enables us to work together effectively. It is important that children complete the home learning each week and get into the routine of working from home. Home learning partnerships with school are crucial in supporting your child’s success and we very much look forward to working alongside you.


Professor Assessor- Using their log in (these are on a sticker on the front of their reading record!) your child will be able to access their weekly home learning task set through Professor Assessor. Your child may initially need some support to navigate the platform (logging on and accessing the tasks) but we politely request that you allow them to complete the questions as independently as possible. (They may need a pen and paper to make notes as they complete the tasks.) This will enable us to use the completed home learning to provide focused support where required.

Weekly Maths Home Learning Link (WB 14/9/20)


Times Tables- Please continue to use Times Table Rock Stars.


Number facts focusEach term we will be taking a number fact focus for Maths and this will form part of our daily Maths lessons in class. Please support your child with learning the fact focus of the term. The aim is that your child will be fast, accurate and fluent, recalling all facts in 3 seconds or less. This term, our number facts focus is number bonds to 100


Your child will be given a sticker at the front of their reading record book to identify their spelling group. Your child’s spellings will be tested in school every Monday.

Weekly Spellings (WB 21/9/20):




It is important that you hear your child read regularly at home. We recommend a minimum of five times a week. Reading record books are handed in to Miss McDermott every Monday and children can earn a raffle ticket if they have recorded 7 or more reads in a week. Please record your child's reading at home by dating and signing their record book, so we can ensure your child is receiving support with their reading. 

We have talked about how to use the reading record books as a place to record the book your child is reading, to write down any recommendations, to record new vocabulary and write down the meaning of the word, or phrase, and to write book reviews. There are also two help sheets glued in their books to help you as an adult when you discuss a book with them. Please ensure that they comprehend the text, so that is why discussing it is so important. Within the text, there should be are a few words they do not know, otherwise the book is probably too easy for them. We will provide a reading text, or text with comprehension questions, for your child and we might then refer to it the following week in lessons. There may be questions to answer, which you can discuss or record, as you wish.


Year 3 and 4 Word list

Wlitshire Cricket Activity Book