Lions class have a library morning every Friday and are able to change their books on this day. If your child is a free reader, they are able to choose two books a week to take home. If your child is on a colour banded book, they are able to choose a free readers book to take home for pleasure and a book from their colour band.
Children read with staff a minimum of once a week on a one to one basis.
It is expected that children read a minimum of 3 times a week at home and this must be recorded in their reading record with dates that they have read. Reading records are checked on a Friday morning.
Children's reading records are checked by staff weekly and if they have read a non-fiction text three times in the past week, they will earn a stamp towards a reading award.
Children must have their reading books and reading records in school with them everyday so that staff can read with them.
Lions class have PE on a Wednesday afternoon every week. For this session, they must have a full PE kit in school which contains trainers/ pumps, shorts, t-shirt and a tracksuit/ jogging bottoms, this is a mandatory requirement.
Children should also come to school on a Wednesday with their hair tied back and any jewellery removed. Before coming to school, pierced earrings should be removed or covered with microporous tape in the interests of health and safety.
Any children who do not have the correct PE kit will have a letter sent home as a reminder of this.
Year 4 also take part in a number of events in collaboration with local middle schools. For these events, children will need their PE kit on different dates. You will be informed of this by text/ letter. Please ensure the correct kit that is asked for is sent in and no brand new items are sent in as we cannot guarantee the conditions of another school's site.
This summer, Year 4 will undertake a multiplication tables check. This check will test their recall of their times tables (up to 12 X 12) while using a computer or ipad. The children will be given 25 mixed times tables questions and will have 7 seconds to answer each question. The number of children who recieve 25/25 will be recorded by the Department For Education. We do a daily 10 times tables challenge every morning and also a weekly beat the clock assessment in class, however, if you are looking for some tips on learning times tables at home, have a look at the page below!
If you ever wish to speak to myself, you can usually catch me after school on or alternatively you can make an appointment via the school office to meet with me at another more convenient time.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year and thank you in advance for all the support you give to your child’s learning at home.