Welcome to Year 4
We are looking forward to working with your children and enabling them to succeed to the best of their abilities (with your help also!) Please read the following carefully as it will give you all the information you need.
Your child will receive homework each week. This homework will be set on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. Encourage your child to work independently on their homework. Please feel free email me any questions regarding the children’s homework. Homework is to be completed in the children’s homework books, to a standard that reflects their work in class.
Learning logs will be sent home every half term. This is done in place of the normal, weekly homework and should be 2 pages in length. This does not necessarily mean two whole pages of writing, or information copied from the internet. The best learning logs will be creatively presented with an interesting layout.
Children will work on their spellings in school and we encourage them to do the same at home. Words will be taken from the ‘Get Spelling’ scheme and from their work books. Each week they will get a list of these words to learn and will be tested on them on a Friday.
All pupils are expected to know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4. Starting this year, the children are required by the government to take the Multiplication Check at the end of the year. Therefore, times tables should be treated just as important as reading at home.
Your child has been given a school reading book. They can read this alongside a book of their choosing. Even though they are older, reading to your child can be just as beneficial as hearing them read. Please read as much as possible with your child each day.
P.E. will take place every Wednesday, run by our sports coach. Children need full school P.E. kit for this, which includes navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers. A sweatshirt and jogging bottoms are also needed in cold weather. All kits need to be fully labelled with your child's name and year group.
Children in Year 4 also attend Swimming lessons on Thursday mornings. More information about this will be sent out seperately.
Please make sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day. Any child not collected by 3:10 pm will be taken to the after school club and you will be charged.
After school curriculum clubs end each day at 4.00 pm, children must be collected promptly from the front of the school. Any child not collected by 4.10 pm will be put in our after school club at a cost.
If you have any concerns about your child, that you would like to discuss, please feel free to set a date and time to discuss this with us.
With kind regards
Mr Jones & Mrs Burton