Year 4 – ‘Fletcher’ and ‘Rosen’

Homework

Children will continue to receive weekly homework in Year 4. This will be set on a Friday in both classes and will consist of a piece of a GPS (grammar, punctuation & spelling) dictation and a maths activity.

Homework will be set using Google Classroom. Your child will have been given a log for this. Google Classroom can be accessed via the Virtual School link at the top of this page.

Children should be reading five times a week at home. Where possible encourage your child to read daily, even if it is just 5 minutes squeezed in. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, annual or anything else they enjoy.  Children have reading diaries where you can comment on your child’s reading at home and they can keep track of the books they have read. There is also a useful section on common words to read and spell. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays.

Times Tables

Children in Year 4 will be tested on their times tables as part of the national Multiplication Tables Check, for children throughout the country, at the end of Year 4. Guidance for parents can be found here

“The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their
times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will
also help your child’s school to identify pupils who may need additional support.”

Swimming & PE

Fletcher and Rosen’s PE sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.  Children must come to school dressed in their PE kits and will continue to wear them for the rest of the day. PE kit is a white t shirt, blue or navy shorts and suitable footwear (trainers or pumps).

Swimming for both classes will also be once a week on a Wednesday. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for ensuring they have the required kit in school. Boys should be in fitted shorts or trunks and girls a one-piece swimming costume.

Children with earrings must remove them for PE and Swimming or cover with tape if they have just been pierced. Long hair must be tied back for both PE and Swimming.

Due to current COVID restrictions, children are not allowed to have water bottles in class.  Named cups will be provided for drinking water, and these will remain in school. It is important for children to keep hydrated throughout the day.

House Points 

Children will be awarded house points for outstanding effort, kindness, helpfulness and anything else that staff feel they have worked hard on or gone above and beyond for. These will be collected on ClassDojo.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in coming in to speak to us. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Hampson and Miss Davies