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Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 4,

 

Welcome back to Autumn 1, it is wonderful to have everybody back and we are looking forward to the exciting year ahead, full of opportunities to learn and explore new things. The Year 4 team currently consists of Miss Hemsley and Miss Marshall (class teachers) and Mrs Beech (Teaching Assistant).

 

This half-term, we are learning about Antarctica and the differences between the North and South Pole. Our Science topic is Sound and we will be carrying out fun experiments to measure sound. We will be using our outdoor learning space to enhance learning in this subject. In Maths we will be studying Place Value with numbers up to 10,000 and in English, we will be revising spelling, punctuation and grammar rules before moving onto our first text, The Feast.  We are encouraging children to be reading with somebody at home as much as possible and changing their book at least once a week or fortnight, depending on the level of the book.

 

Timetable news

 

Our PE days are Tuesday morning (Rugby) and Wednesday mornings (Dance) until the end of term.

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

 

Reading

Children will be allocated reading books at school. If they do read to you at home, please feel free to add any comments in your child's planner. Children can change their reading books once a week. 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.

 

 

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 all their 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 8.45 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 8.40am. 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 Miss Marshall

 

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