Year 4 Classes

Year 4

Dolphin Class (4R) and Wolves Class (4D)

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…

Class Curriculum Overviews

Each half term parents will receive a class curriculum overview of the topics we will be covering and other important dates.  Curriculum overviews will be sent home via Schoolcomms, alternatively please click here for the Class Curriculum Overview page on the website.

Pencil Cases

Children may bring pencil cases into school.  They must be small enough so they will fit into their trays.  Suggested equipment:

  • 2 pencils
  • a good rubber
  • pencil sharpener that collects the shavings
  • a set of about 12 coloured pencils
  • a 30cm ruler

Reading

As you know reading is a key part of learning at Raglan.  The children need to read to someone  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 in every day so they can be checked and available for when the children do guided reading.

We would also 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.

  • ‘What is this paragraph about?’
  • ‘What do you think will happen next?’
  • ‘How has the author described one of the characters?’

Maths

This year the children will take a formalised times table test.  Please can you support your child and help them learn their tables at speed of order.  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

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.

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.  If earrings cannot be taken out, please provide tape so they can be covered.  Long hair must be tied up.

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 Rammohan