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Year 4

Welcome to year 4!

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Hello year 4, Welcome back! 

This year Miss Jones will be your class teacher, with the support of Miss Brunton. We are both very excited to welcome you into year 4 to create lots of exciting experiences and opportunities for learning. More importantly, we are looking forward to supporting you to achieve your best. 

With enjoyment we learn better.

Be creative with your ideas. 

Have the confidence to be unique.

Be an inspiration

Always respect yourself and others.

Times Table Check.

In the Summer term, the children will take part in a times table check. The check is completed electronically and consists of 25 randomised times table questions. Learning our times tables is very important. It underpins our Math such as counting, number bonds and place value. In school, we use TT Rock Stars. Your child will be sent home with their log in and can access this fun and interactive way to learn their times tables. We will have an in-class display showing their rock status so playing it as much as possible is very important.

 

 

Reading

Reading at home plays an important part in developing the skills of a young reader and we encourage you to help in the progression of your child's reading skills by hearing them read at home. Your child should be reading to you at least three times per week. When you have listened to your child read, please record it in your child's purple home reading book. Reading books should be brought into school each day in a school book bag.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Pick up and Drop off in 2021-22

Drop off

Children should be dropped off at either gate at 8:50am and should be in class no later than 9am.

Collection

KS1 children should be collected from the playground along with any siblings from KS2.

KS2 children will leave and be collected from the St. Alban’s gate.

Collection time is 3:15pm.

 

Physical Education

Year 4 will have PE on Monday and Wednesday. From September, we plan to return to children wearing our usual PE kit. We will be adding black or grey jogging bottoms to the PE kit list as we plan to do as much PE, as possible, outside. The joggers won't be compulsory but will be very useful. Mrs. Clegg will be in touch as to whether the children need to come to school in uniform and change or come to school in PE kit.

 

Forest School

Year 4 will have Forest School on Thursday afternoons with Miss Mears. Please ensure your child wears weather appropriate clothing, which you do not mind your child getting dirty or damaged. Mrs. Clegg will be in touch as to whether the children need to come to school in uniform and change or come to school in Forest School clothes.

 

Class Dojo

Across school, we use Class Dojo to communicate information from class but also the wider school. Please continue to check Dojo regularly as there may be some important information relevant to you. Throughout the year, we will update our class page with what has been going on in class along with any badge/certificate winners. You can contact me through Dojo and I will reply as soon as I can.

When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

Alexander den Heijer

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