Welcome to Year 4, it is good to see all the children have returned to school ready for the challenges of the year ahead. We have an exciting range of activities planned, details of which can be found on the puzzle plan on the curriculum tab.
As you know, Year 4 is taught as a jobshare, Miss Bell teaches on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Fitton teaches for the rest of the week. The class is also taught by Mrs Fullick on a Wednesday afternoon.
Although classroom routines remain much the same as in Year 3, we now expect the children to take greater responsibility for themselves and their learning. This includes ensuring they have PE kit on the correct days, reading books are taken home and changed when needed and that homework is completed and handed in on time.
Homework will be a combination of topic based options as well as regular spellings, tables and mymaths activities. There will be spelling and table tests on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
PE – For the first half of this term our PE will be swimming on a Thursday afternoon. After half term PE will be on Wednesday and Friday and children need to be equipped for both indoor and outdoor activities, including trainers, shorts, polo shirt and jumper.
Reading – Year 4 are encouraged to change their own reading book when needed, this can be done in our daily reading session. Children will read in class regularly both in small groups and as a whole class.
Help – If you feel you would like to help in Year 4 you would be very welcome, this does not have to be a regular commitment but all support is gratefully received.
We are really looking forward to working with your children this year, if you do have any questions or concerns please come and speak to one of us.
Catherine Fitton and Michelle Bell