Year 4

Year 4 is the second year group in Key Stage 2.

The school day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.15pm.

You can read the induction booklet for Year 4 here.

Classes And Teachers

Class 2F  | Mrs Naldrett
Class 2G | Miss Lane

AUTUMN TERM 2018

Our Year 4 Autumn Term newsletter was sent home at the beginning of term and gives useful information about this term.
Our Year 4 Autumn Term topic web outlines what we're covering this term.

Trumpet Lessons 

IYear 4 trumpet lessons have weekly trumpet lessons and have a performance for parents at the end of term. Details of this will be posted once confirmed.

Dates and News

  • Wednesday 19th December: Year 4 are going to Wimbledon Theatre. You can read the letter here.
  • Please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle with them every day
  • Please also check the Calendar page to see whole school events

P.E.

Year 4 children have two PE sessions each week. Your child will need to wear trainers and their school PE kit for each session. Please visit our Uniform page for details and the link to our uniform supplier Stitch Design.
Long hair must be tied back on PE days. 

Homework 

There is more information on our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home.

Reading

Year Four children are expected to read each evening and write their own comment in their reading record (where possible). Parents/ carers or brothers/ sisters are expected to sign the records at least once a week. This is an important document and therefore it is vital that it is kept in a good condition.
You can see more information about reading on our Reading & Books page and this is the Year 4 reading list.

Maths, English or topic homework 

Is given out each Friday and due back the following Tuesday. If your child is struggling with their homework please ensure they see their teacher before it is due.

Talk homework 

Is given out on  Wednesdays when appropriate in preparation for the Big Write on Fridays.

Spellings

Will be given out on Thursdays and tested the following Monday.

Times Tables

Please help your child to practise their times tables at home. They will be given out and tested each week.

The School Day

Start of the day

Year 4 children need to line up when the first bell goes ready to be collected by their teacher when the longer bell goes at 9.00am.

Water 

Your child may bring in a bottle of water with a non-spill cap to have during lessons because there is currently no water fountain near the Year 4 classrooms.

Break time

Children may bring in a piece of fruit to eat at morning break or a dried fruit product which is labelled ‘one of your five a day’. No other snacks are permitted.

Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children. Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com

Lunch 

Please visit our Lunch page to find our more about school lunches and to see a copy of our current menu. 

End of the day 

The school day finishes at 3.15pm for Year 4. The teachers bring the class down to the playground to meet parents/carers opposite the Lilley Suite.
Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait for you.

Supporting Your Child At Home 

You'll find useful information and resources to help support your child at home on our Homework page as well as on the Fun & Educational websites page.

Secondary School 

We encourage parents and carers to start considering secondary school choices and visiting some schools. Applications need to be made early in Year 6 and some parents find that looking around schools over a couple of years allows them to get a better understanding of what the choices are. You may also wish to take a look at our Moving Onto Secondary School page.

Parents Meeting Teachers 

Parents' Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms - a private 15-minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss progress. At other times, please feel free to come and see us if you have any worries about your child at school.
For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth.

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.

Birthdays 

If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.
Swaffield is a 'Healthy School' and, as such, we do not allow sweets, chocolate or cakes to be brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.
You may provide a plate of prepared fruit for the class to share if you wish.
If you wish you can buy a book to donate to your child's class and it will be inscribed:

"This book has been donated to Class ... to celebrate the birthday of ......... .........."

(It is always best to check the suitability of a particular book, with the class teacher, before you purchase it.)
Please DO NOT ask teachers to distribute 'birthday bags' or invitations.