Welcome to Year 4
Please ensure your child brings a labelled water bottle to school, so they can remain hydrated throughout the day. Water bottles should be taken home each night to be washed and refilled with fresh water only.
Spellings and Times Tables
Children are using their Spelling Log Books to help them learn their spellings in Year 4. Children will be given words to learn that they are learning spelling rules for in class for a spelling test on Thursday. Please encourage and help your children to learn their spellings at home. Children will also be given times tables to learn, it is expected that be the end of Year 4 children know all times tables up to 12 in and out of order.
Year 4 have a wonderful reading corner packed full of engaging books to stimulate your children’s imagination and writing. Please encourage your child to read at home. Children will have either a reading book given to them, or they will be asked to choose a book to read at home if they are an independent reader.
Children take part in PE every week on a Thursday. Please ensure that PE kits are kept in school at all times. The indoor kit consists of green shorts, white Summerhill t-shirt and black pumps. The outdoor kit is a navy or black tracksuit and trainers. We will send PE kits home at the end of each half term for it to be washed and ready to be returned when your child comes back for the new half term. Please ensure that PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name. In addition, please ensure that any earrings are removed for P.E.
We can only administer medication that has been prescribed for your child. This will only be done once you have completed the required forms from the school office. If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school. We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines eg. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.
I know we continually ask that ALL uniform is clearly labelled but sorting them out really is quite a task if all the children take their sweatshirts off outside and put them in a pile!
Attendance and Punctuality
Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary. Also, the children must be on the playground ready for the school bell at 8.55am. This enables the children to be settled in class, ready for the school day to start. It is not nice for the children to be late or off unnecessarily as they miss out on what is happening in school.
Website and Permission forms
Our website is updated regularly with news of what the children have been doing and the topics and Creative Learning. Photos are put on regularly. If you have any changes to the permission that you may/may not have given for photographs on the website or in newspapers, please let me know and we will amend our records.
Children’s homework is set on a Friday and is to be handed in the following Thursday. Thank you for your continued support with homework.
Speak to Us
If you have any queries, concerns or if you would like us to be aware of anything, either at home or at school, please do not hesitate to come in and make an appointment to see us. We appreciate that it can be difficult to talk first thing in the morning on the playground. We care a great deal about the children in our class and firmly believe that working in partnership is the best way for your children.
We look forward to a successful year!
The Year 4 Team