Welcome to Year 4

Welcome back! I hope you've all had a fantastic break and your child is ready for a busy, but exciting start to 2020.

As before, Mr Bown will be teaching Class 4 with Mr Richardson supporting in the mornings.

I do update the class activities page regularly, (see left), so don't forget to have a look there to see what your child's been up to, even if they say 'Nothing', when you next ask them what they've done all day!

Our Twitter feed @Firbeck Primary is another good place to see what's going on around school - both inside the classroom and out and about on exciting trips!

  • Our topic this Spring term is based upon Natural Disasters. We will also be discovering more about Living Things and their Habitats in Science - which also links closely to how changes to an animal's environment affect them.
  • English will include the above, but also we are going to focus on writing to entertain - so be prepared for lots of exciting stories the half term.
  • Our Maths focus is on fractions and decimals, graphs and telling the time. If you can help your child with some basic time reading skills that would be a huge help in getting the most out of each lesson.

A welcome letter has been sent home to all parents; however, a copy can be found in 'Related Downloads' section of this page..

Reminders

As a reminder, children must line up on the playground from 8.45. Morning break will be from 10:20-10:35, so please can you either provide your child with a healthy mid-morning snack or money for toast and/or drink.

PE

PE will take place every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

PE kit is as important as any other item of school uniform - so please ensure your child has it with them on these days - ideally, they should be kept in school all week to ensure that they are prepared.

PE kits consist of black shorts, a white top (no logo please), suitable trainers or pumps and all jewellery must be removed.

For outdoor PE, children should have a pair of plain black jogging bottoms, shorts or leggings and a plain white t-shirt and a plain coloured fleece.

Any child wearing earrings needs to remove them, or provide a note from parents/careers explaining why they can not be removed - In additino, the child will need some tape / plasters to cover their earrings during the PE session in order to avoid the risk of injury.

Homework

Year 4 homework now includes a weekly reading task from the reading journals provided. Other hoemwork will be based around Reading, Spellings and Times Tables - more information can be found here.

Behaviour

Class 4 are following the same behaviour management system as the rest of school - where children start each new day as a 'Perfect Day' and work towards becoming a 'VIP'.

In addition, Class 4 will be sharing that progress through the use of 'Class Dojo' - individual login details have been sent out. Once you register, you can track their progress and also send/ receive messages to me should you need to.

Planners

In order for us to monitor and inform you of reading, homework tasks and school events, each child has been issued with a personal planner. It is an easy and effective way for us to communicate. Please sign the Home/School agreement. Please check your child’s planner on a regular basis.

Children must look after their planners because if they lose/damage them, a new one will be issued at a cost of £3.

Any further questions?

If you have any further questions or worries, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can catch me at the end of the day, as I dismiss your child if you would like to have a word face to face or arrange a time if you would like to have a more detailed chat about something.

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