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Handy information for Parents and Carers of children in Year 4.

We have two Year 4 classes; 4R and 4H.

Year 4 Staff
4R: Rebecca Reid (Class Teacher)
4H: Will Hann (Class teacher)
Anila Troksi (Support staff)

Classroom Location
4H: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.
4R: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.

Parent-Teacher Times
Rebecca and Will hold regular times when they will be available to see you without an appointment. If you would like to see them then just drop in.

4R: Monday 3:45 – 4:15
4H: Wednesday 3:45 – 4:15

If meeting at these times is not convenient for you then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Topics
Autumn: Active Planet

Homework
The children have homework once a week. The work will be sent home on Friday and should be returned on the following Tuesday. In year 4 we are sending home a few words each week from the Year 4 spelling list in addition to teaching spelling patterns as part of our English lessons. We suggest different strategies for learning spellings and encourage creative learning – it is important that children discover what works for them and we do not wish for homework to be a source of grief or stress!  If you are having problems with this then please do go and see Rebecca or Will. Periodically, we will be asking the children to prepare a presentation to share with the class.

Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking HERE.

Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6.
Here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.

Year 4 Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE for more information about our curriculum.

P.E./Dance

Dance:   Will take place in the side playground under the ‘shed’. We will alternate which class has dance with Jess, our dance teacher, each half-term.

P.E:     We will be doing outside PE only and will also be aiming to do 3 additional Daily Mile sessions a week. Please make sure your child comes to school in suitable footwear and clothing to run in each day as children will not be changing for PE/Daily Mile sessions.

Class assemblies:    There will be no class assemblies this term.

Class visit:  If class visits happen, we will ensure they are walking distance only.

What to bring to school:   Children are expected to bring a labelled water bottle to school each day. They can bring a suitable packed lunch which they are expected to be able to eat independently and within the allocated time; they should be able to open flasks etc. on their own.

Additionally, children are allowed to bring a reading book from home to read in school each day as long as they keep it in their tray and do not share it with others. Children should not bring any bags to school apart from their lunchbox/bag.

Medicine:  Please make sure we have two sets of medication for your child if they need it. (EpiPen, inhalers, etc)

Homework:   As last year, we will be sending home weekly spelling homework but we are placing the emphasis on the online activities (spelling shed) which we expect to be completed each week. Children do not need to bring back their homework sheet but should use it as practice to support the online activities and in-class spelling assessment each week. Children will also be set weekly times tables on Times Table Rockstars. Please ensure your child is practising each week.

Parents Evening:   The school will be in touch about parents evening which is planned to take place this term.

PPA:   This year Andrea will be covering the Year 4 teachers’ planning, preparation and assessment time each week.

There will be not be a parent meeting at the start of this year, so if you have any further questions please do let us know via the office

How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!

You can find this term’s letter to parents and carers and Topic Plan in the ‘Related Documents’ box to the left of the screen or by clicking the below link

Year 4 parents letter Autumn1 2020

Autumn topic web 2020 – Year 4