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…
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:
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.
Please support your child in learning their times tables and identifying their division fasts. Many children need further support to tell the time using analogue time, including using the 24 hour clock. Maths concepts can be consolidated by encouraging children to regularly go on Mathletics.
Home learning is vital. This year, each child will be given a Home Learning book containing a home learning jigsaw. The home learning jigsaw will include Maths, English and IPC games, activities and tasks. In addition to this, weekly spelling and grammar activities will be sent home on a Friday and will be due back no later than the following Wednesday, along with their chosen home learning task.
We would like children to read and discuss their text with an adult at least 3 times a week. We would appreciate it if you could ask them questions about what they are reading e.g.
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.
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!
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.
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 Johnson and Mrs Rammohan