Welcome to year 4
Dear Year Four Parents and Carers
Just a reminder of parental expectations and classroom routines.
READING IN YEAR FOUR
All children in class 4 read every day. It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week and that you read to them when you can. This is the responsibility of each pupils’ parent and a vital part of the home-school partnership. Please keep reading books and records in the Blue Book Bags and support your child by:
i) helping them to decode tricky words in their reading book,
ii) asking them questions about the text to check their understanding,
iv) exposing them to higher level texts which they cannot yet access independently, by reading to them regularly, or taking them to the library to choose their own books.
Each week we send your child home with a Accelerated Reader for your child to read to you. It is expected that your child reads at home a minimum of three times a week. This is the responsibility of each pupils’ parent and a vital part of the home-school partnership. The title of the book should be written in and a short comment if you can. If the reading book is not returned/lost then you will be asked for £5 to buy a new book.
It is very important that the reading book remains in your child’s blue bag and that your child brings their bag every day, this ensures that we are able to read with your child at school on any day.
We plan to allow children to choose a library book when we visit the library. Please make sure that your child’s Library book is in their Blue Bag. We are lucky to have such lovely books and we hope that you and your child enjoy reading them together. If you would like additional library books, just pop in at the end of the day and I will help scan one out for you.
A spelling overview with 6 weeks worth of spellings will be sent out every half term and put in their homework folder. Each weeks spellings will be practised and checked in an informal ‘quiz’ towards the end of the following week. Please help your child to learn these words in a fun and stress-free way.
In Year 4 we build on the handwriting skills developed in year 3 and focus on letter formation and joins. There is an expectation that all writing should be joined and neat.
Homework will be put in the homework folder and sent home on a Friday. Please return the folder and completed homework by the following Thursday, so that new homework can be put in. If the folder isn’t returned, then the homework will be sent on a loose sheet.
NAMING YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHES
Please name all items that belong to your child. This should be your child’s first name and family name. Please regularly check items to make sure that they are still clearly named.
Items that should be named include:
Shirts, jumpers, skirts, trousers
Coats, shoes, socks, gloves, hats
PE bag (on the outside) PE kits (tops and shorts)
Please send your child to school with a named coat everday. Children will be expected to go out in light rain.
PE lessons happen every week. Our days are Wednesday and Friday.
Please make sure that your child’s named PE kit is in school. This kit should include: P.E. Bag, (named) white t-shirt, (named) blue/black shorts, (named) trainers, (named!)
If there are any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to ask,
The children are required to know all of their tables by the end of Year 4
To log in to TT Rockstars at home, simply type it into Google and click on the link. Go to Login (4th option along the top) and click on School pupils. It will then prompt you for the school name, then it will ask you for username and you need to select pin (not password) and enter pin. The children have this information inside their reading records.