Year 4
8.40 am to 3.10 pm 
 

Welcome to Year 4

In year 4 we aim to provide a fun and challenging experience for all our pupils. We have high expectations and standards that we support our children to achieve.  In order to achieve their targets we encourage children to be active learners and to take responsibility for their own learning. They can do this by completing any additional homework and by listening and completing tasks to the best on their ability in school.

We welcome parents to actively participate and support in their child’s development and interaction with us.  I am sure that with the support of parents and teachers working collaboratively, this will lead to the improvement of your child’s learning in every aspect of their life.  We teach and encourage our children to behave in an appropriate manner and to show a respectful attitude towards their learning and to members of the staff and other children.

Together we can give our children the roots to grow

and the wings to fly”

 

 

Useful information

 

Reading

 

 

Children should be reading at least 4 times a week and remember to sign and tick their log book. Children’s books will be changed once they have completed them and are able to answer questions regarding the text. Support your child’s reading at home by asking questions to develop their understanding of what they have read (see ‘How to help your child read at home on the School’s website).

Swimming and PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming will take place on Friday afternoon once a half term for each class. 4M and 4R will be going in Autumn 1 and 4N will be going in Autumn 2. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit (costume or trunks, hat and a towel) in school every week.

PE lessons will take place twice a week. This may include one PE lesson and one swimming lesson or two PE lessons, one including  our PE coach.

Please make sure your child has the correct kit on these days.

Earrings to be left at home, if a child cannot remove them bring in tape to cover.

Kit: black shorts, plain t-shirt in house colours or white, plimsolls/ trainers.

Long hair should be tied up. 

Weekly Homework/ Purple Mash

 

 

Maths & English homework will be handed out every Friday and will be due by Wednesday. All weekly homework will be based on our weekly Maths & English topics to consolidate learning. We expect all children to complete their weekly homework to high standard and hand it in on time. Sometimes the class teacher may give children extra homework to complete based on the Topics they might be learning; this can be found on Purple Mash online. If the children have lost or forgotten their login, please speak to their class teacher.

Spelling test

 

 

Test on Mondays & Friday

Spelling homework is handed out on Friday and children will be tested on Mondays for Golden spellings and Read, Write Inc spellings will be tested on Friday.

Please help your child to practice them daily.

Trips

 

We are planning trips that fit in with our Topic curriculum in the Spring or summer term. These will be confirmed closer to the time.

If you are able to help your child’s class on their trip, please speak to the class teacher.

Behaviour

 

 

 

 

There is a high expectation of pupils’ behaviour within our school. We expect children to treat each other and adults with respect at all times. If at any point the behaviour of children is unacceptable, the class teacher will follow the school’s behaviour matrix when taking action. We are very lucky to have parents that cooperate with the teachers to enhance their child’s behaviour both in and outside of school.