Welcome Year 4 pupils
🌳🌲🍃 From Poplar, Spruce and Willow staff.
WELCOME TO YEAR 4 2020-2021
Welcome to our Year 4. It has been great to see all the children back at school, looking smart in their uniforms and eager to learn. We are helping them to settle in and get used to new routines. We hope you will find the following information useful.
- Each day children should bring with them a book bag, a water bottle (which can be re-filled in school) 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. Please find time to explore and read books with your child. Ask them to tell you what they are reading about. Complete / sign your child’s reading record book each day.
- Homework is given out on Mondays and must be returned on Fridays only. Each child has been given a homework wallet/books. Homework is linked to work being studied in lessons and is explained to the class before going home; children will also have times tables and spellings to learn as well as reading; some pupils may also be given extra handwriting sheets to practise on at home. A checklist is kept at the front of the homework folder for pupils to use to ensure they all complete and return their homework on time. We will let you know if this is not the case. Children are expected to complete their homework to a high standard, using a pencil or a blue handwriting pen, using the school’s joined up handwriting style. Children may find it useful to draft their work on some paper at home first before writing it up. At the front of your child’s homework folder are pages of tips outlining good reading and study habits – please read this too. Please support your child with completing and handing in their homework on time and sign their homework record sheet each week (located in the front of your child’s homework folder).
- Our expectations for this year are 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 on our year group page on the school website (this will be available next week).
- 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 or by using the year group email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 year.
From the Year 4 staff