Year 4 Classes

Welcome to Year 4

Dear Parents/Carers and children in Year 4,

Welcome to Year 4! We hope that you are looking forward to this year. We just thought that we would write to give you a bit of information about Year 4. Here we go…

Pencil Cases

Children may bring pencil cases into school.  They will be expected to keep their pencil cases in their trays, not on desks or chairs, so they must be as small as possible and flat. Suggested equipment in pencil cases:

  • 2 pencils
  • a good rubber
  • pencil sharpener that collects the shavings
  • a set of about 12 coloured pencils
  • a protractor
  • a pritt stick (very important)
  • a 30cm ruler
  • dry Whiteboard pen (non-permanent)

Reading

As you know reading is a key part of learning at Raglan.  The children should be reading at least 3 times a week to someone at home and this should be logged in their reading diary.  They should bring in their reading diaries every time they have read so they can be checked.

Home Learning

Home learning is vital and at the moment spellings will be going home every week.  There will be 3 groups and the children are aware of which group they will be learning.  Sentences should be written for each spelling.  Please spend time with your child discussing the spelling pattern for the week.  Other home learning will also be sent home.  These will go out on a Tuesday and they will have a week to complete them.

P.E.

P.E. kits should be kept in school all week and only taken home at the weekends for cleaning. The kit should include blue shorts, school t-shirt and plimsoles. All kit should be named, this will be checked in the first week. Earring should not be worn on P.E. Days.

Educational Visits

In Year 4 children have the opportunity of going on a weekend residential visit through PGL. This is a fabulous experience for the children and is extremely well run by the PGL centre. The children talk about it for years afterwards!

Help

As you know life at school is busy! We have a lot of fantastic activities that we endeavour to carry out in Year 4 so as a result we do ask for parental support at times. We will send out a letter for volunteering times at the start of the year.

Thanks for reading this and for your continued support. If you have any queries please feel free to ask any of us.

A kind reminder

Please can all items of uniform including plimsolls be named as this will avoid them being put into lost property.

Year 4 Class Teachers

Mrs Duller and Mrs Beasley