WELCOME TO YEAR 4
Summer Term 2021
It has been great to see all the children back at school after the Winter lockdown, looking smart in their uniforms and eager to learn. We are helping them to settle back in and we are particularly focusing on supporting children with English, Maths and well-being, as well covering other areas of the curriculum. Here are some useful reminders:
- Each day children should bring with them a water bottle (which can be re-filled in school), a lunch box if they eat a packed lunch, and if possible, some fruit as a mid-morning/afternoon snack. As part of a healthy life-style we encourage children to drink water and eat fruit in class, rather than consume sugary drinks or snacks.
- If your child has long hair it should be tied back before coming to school.
- If your child has a medical condition, please see Ms. Smith in the medical room and also let us know.
- Children need to have their P.E. kit in school, in a small bag, on a Monday morning. The P.E. kit should be kept in school for the whole week. It can be taken home on Fridays for washing. P.E. kit consists of: a pair of blue school shorts, a white school T-shirt, plimsolls or trainers and navy jogging bottoms for cold weather. Please ensure that all items belonging to your child fit them and are labelled with their name.
SPRUCE AND WILLOW: Mondays and Tuesdays
POPLAR: Wednesday and Friday
- Children should be reading their books every day at home. They can choose up to three books each week from school. Books are changed once a week on Fridays. Children should bring in a small book bag on this day to take these home in. Please find time to explore and read books with your child. Ask them to tell you what they are reading about. Ask them 'why' and 'how' questions. Encourage your child to look up the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. Complete / sign your child’s reading record book each day. See our 'Reading for Pleasure' tab on our school website for further reading ideas.
- Homework is now being set on Google Classroom. All parents/carers should have received a letter about this in March, via Parent Mail.
- Each day, children must read, practise 2-3 spellings, learn their times tables off by heart and complete one Google Classroom assignment. This should take about 30--40 minutes each week day, which can be chunked into short manageable 10 minute chunks. There are four short assignments set each week which must be completed by Friday 08:30 a.m. We will let you know via a note if your child has not submitted their homework, with the expectation that it is completed over the weekend. Children should look back at their assignments for the marking comments.
- Our expectations continue to be that the children work hard and try their best with their learning and presentation; show good listening skills and contribute sensibly to class activities and discussions; behave well and are friendly. Pupils are expected to work silently during independent tasks so that they can focus; they should not disturb their own learning or the learning of others. Pupils are also expected to share ideas and work with a partner at times.
- You can find detailed information about all the topics we are learning this academic year by checking the Year 4 Curriculum Grid.
- If you have any queries, please speak to us as soon as conveniently possible. If you have a questions please contact us either via the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the year group email: email@example.com
A positive and mutually supportive partnership between home and school is vital in helping your child achieve to the best of their ability. We all want the children to do well academically and socially. We are sure we will continue to have an enjoyable year with lots of exciting topics, activities, events to look forward to.
Thank you for your support with your child’s learning.
We look forward to a happy and successful Summer term.
From the Year 4 staff