Welcome Back Year 4

September 06, 2023

Dear Year 4 children and families,


Welcome back to school! We hope you had a restful summer. We are looking forward to a new year.

We would like to share some key bits of information about this year:


PE days and PE kit

Indoor PE will be on Tuesdays and outdoor PE will be on Wednesdays.

Please note that earrings must not be worn for PE and is advised for children not to wear them at all on PE days.


Homework and reading

Homework will be set on a Wednesday, starting from 13th September. Homework folders will be issued for this. It will be due in by the following Tuesday morning. We are always willing to help if children have difficulties completing their homework or for any reason need an extra copy. It is, however, their responsibility to come to us before the due date to discuss this.

We cannot stress enough the importance of regular reading at home, along with times tables and spelling practice. These are a crucial element of your child’s weekly homework. Experience and research tell us that the impact of these on children’s academic development cannot be underestimated. If you are in any doubt about the effect that your support has on your child’s education and life chances, please look at table below.

Reading diaries will be checked on a Monday morning. Children are expected to read a minimum of 4 times per week and reading diaries should be signed by an adult to confirm that this has happened. We may ask children to stay in and read during break-times if they persistently do not hand in their diary or that it does not show that they have read the required number of times.


Hair, earrings, footwear and drink bottles

This is just a quick reminder that any hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back and any earrings should be small studs/hoops. Larger hoops or dangly earrings are not allowed. School shoes should be plain black with no white or coloured markings, including around the sole. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day. There is plenty of access to drinking water to refill these as often as necessary but, for hygiene reasons, it is not appropriate for us to provide cups.


Other staff working in Year 4

Our LSAs are Ms Smith and Miss Rogers in 4C and Ms Robinson and Mr Twelftree in 4F.

On Tuesdays the usual class teachers will be out of class for the half of the day. The classes will usually be covered on these days by Mrs McCluskey in 4C and Mrs Worsell in 4F.


Viking Day

We are very excited to let you know that on 27th September we will be holding a Viking day to support our topic on Anglo Saxons and Vikings. This will be a non-uniform day for Year 4 and the children are invited to dress up!


Please feel free to speak to any of the year 4 team if you have any questions or concerns. We can be contacted by email or through the school office and are usually available for a chat straight after school.


Many thanks for your support,


Miss Conroy and Mrs Friedberg