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Year 4

Autumn Term 1 - 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 4,

 

We are really happy to be back in school and would like to welcome you all to Year 4. We know that things are very different right now, but we are doing our very best to keep everyone safe and happy. The Year 4 team currently consists of Miss Hemsley and Ms Wolstencroft (class teachers) and Mrs Burgess, Mrs Gillies, Mrs Smith and Mrs Taylor (Teaching Assistants)

 

This half-term, we are learning about Manchester in our topic, Sound in Science and learning about LS Lowry in Art.  Mrs Vaughn will continue to teach music to the 2 Year 4 classes,  but will not be teaching the children how to play a brass instrument. 

 

Timetable news

 

Our PE days are Tuesday mornings (Hockey) and Wednesday mornings (Dance) until half-term.

Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. and swimming. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves. 

 

Reading

Currently, we are unable to allocate reading books to the children. However, we would encourage the children to bring in a book of their own from home. If they do read to you at home, please feel free to add any comments in your child's planner. 

Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.

 

Homework

Daily English AfL question(Mon-Thurs) A grammar, punctuation or comprehension activity will be set on Google Classroom for your child to complete daily in their AfL book.

 

Daily Maths AfL question - (Mon-Thurs) as above..

 

All completed AfL homework will be rewarded with Class Dojo points.

 

We set assignments on Spelling Shed on a weekly basis linked to the spellings we are learning in class that week. We also recommend your children use timestables.co.uk or alternative apps to practise their times tables particularly 3s, 4s and 6s times tables. 

 

If you would like to do additional English & Maths work at home with your child, we recommend the Year Four workout books, published by cgpbooks, which can be purchased on line (www.cgpbooks.co.uk).

 

 

 

Punctuality

We would ask that all children arrive punctually in the morning. School starts at 9.05 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 9 o'clock. We are keen for the children to have a prompt start to the day in order to focus the children on their learning.

 

Health and Safety

Please ensure your child brings a named bottle to school every day, filled only with water. 

We have hand sanitisers available for use for all the children; however if your child has an allergy or has had a reaction, please contact school to let us know they are bringing their own in. 

 

Uniform

Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named.  Headbands and bobbles should be functional and match the school colour scheme. 

 

Communication

Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (0161 3384290) or e-mail (debbie.pritchard@stalyhill-jun.tameside.sch.uk).

 

If you wish to contact the teachers please use your child’s planner and have them pass this to their class teacher on the day.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

Miss Hemsley and  Ms Wolstencroft

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