Year 4 – Welcome!

Year 4 is a very important year and 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 – Ms Quinlan
Class 2I – Ms Lane

AUTUMN TERM 2017

Our Autumn Term news was sent home at the beginning of term and gives useful information about this term.

Our Autumn Term topic web outlines what we’re covering this term. Our topic theme is The Stone Age.

Trumpet Lessons

Year 4 have been selected to learn the trumpet with professional tutors! They will have the opportunity to showcase their learning at a pre-Christmas trumpet performance.

Dates and Trips

  • Monday 25th September – Year 4 “Meet the Teacher” at 3.15pm

Please also check the Dates for your Diary 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 (available from the supplier Stitch Design) including trainers for each session.  Long hair must be tied back on PE days. P.E. sessions are as follows:

Class 2F and Class 2G – Monday and Friday        Class 2I – Tuesday and Friday

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 here and there is a Year 4 reading list here.
  • Maths, English is given out each Friday and due back the following Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has a pencil, rubber and ruler at home, and help them to find a space where they can work without being disturbed.  If your child is struggling with their homework please ensure they see their teacher before it is due.
  • Talk homework will be given on a Wednesdays (when appropriate) to enable the children to prepare for their Big Write on a Friday.  All children are expected to do the homework and bring a brief record of their ideas with them on a Friday.
  • Times Tables: Please help your child to practise their times tables at home.

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. You can find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu here.
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 at the same place as the class lines up in the morning.
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 on to secondary school page.

MEETING TEACHERS:

Parents’ Evening are held in the Autumn and Spring terms – a private 15-minute appointment with your child’s teacher to discuss progress.

Aat other times, please feel free to come and see us if you have any worries about your child at school.  We’ll be available in the Top Playground everyday after school if you wish to discuss any initial concerns that you may have.

For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth.