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Year 4 - new for September 2020

Welcome to Year 4.

 

The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Maylam (Class 4), Miss Whitehead (Class 5) and Mr Finklaire (Class 6). 

 

We also have 3 teaching assistants. Mrs Lomasney who works in Class 4,  Mrs Martyn and Mrs Percy who work in Class 5 and Miss Traynor who works in Class 6.

 

 

P.E.

This term our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday (usually indoors) and Wednesday (usually outdoors), however, sometimes we do need to swap our lessons around.  For this reason, we suggest that the children bring in their P.E. kits on a Monday and then take them home on a Friday.  Swimming will also be introduced during Year Four.

 

For indoor P.E. children will need a white or a red t-shirt and a pair of shorts.

 

For outdoor P.E. children will need a white or red t-shirt and a pair of shorts, socks and trainers.  They should also make sure they have their water bottle in school so that they can take it out with them.  During the colder weather, the children will also need a warm top and tracksuit bottoms.

 

Homework

 

Each week we will set 3 main pieces of homework - Reading, Spelling and Maths.  The homework is designed to help the children consolidate or extend work that they have been doing in class.   The importance of reading at home cannot be underestimated and we ask the children to read for at least 10 minutes five times a week and then discuss their book with someone at home.   Maths homework will usually take the form of either times tables tasks or a My Maths task.  Your child will be given a login for both Rockstars and My Maths.

 

In addition to reading, spelling and maths, we shall be setting a topic-based project once per half-term.  This project will take place over several weeks.

 

All our homework will be set on a Friday this year and will be collected in on Tuesday.  Unfortunately, due to the new Covid 19 regulations, homework must be handed on on the Tuesday if children would like it marked by the time the new homework goes out on Fridays.  

 

All Year 4 homework will be uploaded onto the school website each week, so that you can access it easily from home.  We do not set homework the week before the holidays, with the exception of the summer holiday.

 

 

Here is our holiday homework, which we talked about during our welcome meetings.

If you would like some other things to do, there is a maths activity pack below which contains some fun things you can do with maths over the holidays.  You can choose what activities you would like to do - they give you a good opportunity to keep your maths skills going ready for Year 4!

Don't forget you can still access TTRockstars over the holidays.  Maintenance will be carried out on the TTRockstars website in the last couple of days of the holidays but it will be available for you to keep practising for the rest of the time!

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