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Cherry Orchard First School and Caterpillars Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Classroom Essentials

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Our Class Teacher in Year 4 is Ms Waterland and Mrs Groom is our Teaching Assistant. We are also lucky to work very closely with the grownups from the Sunny Room. The adults can be found helping us every day in Year 4 so please feel free to pop in and meet the team.

 

Useful Information:

 

Marvellous Me:

We are delighted to let you know that we will be continuing to use Marvellous Me to keep you informed of your child's learning and achievements in school. If you have any questions or would like help in accessing the app then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Reading:

All children are expected to read regularly (at least 4 times a week) and keep an up to date record in their ‘Homework Diary’. Homework diaries will be collected in every Monday and our reading chart will also be updated on this day.

 

Spellings:

Weekly spelling will be sent home every Monday and ‘checked’ (tested) the following Monday. Spelling sheets will be collected in and a record is also kept of their weekly score.

 

Homework:

Homework ideas are sent out at the start of each half term with the Topic Overview. We love to see what you have been doing at home and make sure we celebrate and share your wonderful efforts on our ‘Homework Board’. We do however recognise that it is not always possible to complete homework each week and therefore our topic homework is an optional extra. We do still ask that your child practises their spellings along with their numeracy fluency target (times tables) each week as this will have a significant impact on their learning.

 

Maths Fluency Targets:

This half Year 4 will be learning their 9 and 11 times table, as well as revisiting previous targets from Year 3. We really appreciate your support and encouragement with this as it is important that the children are practising regularly at home as well as in school. 

 

PE:

Our PE slots are on a Thursday and Friday this half term. Please can we remind you that full P.E kits with suitable footwear should always be in school and can be kept on the children’s pegs. Please ensure that all school uniform and P.E kits are clearly labelled.

 

Water Bottles:

All children need to bring a named water bottle to school each day please.

 

 

Book Bags and Library Days:

Year 4 need to bring their book bags to school every day. We can choose a book from the library to take home on a Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm and Friday morning from 8:40am. Children are allowed to choose up to three books to borrow.

 

 

Internet safety:

A big focus this year will be learning how to stay safe online. The following websites have lots of great information:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

We will also been using the child friendly search engine 'KidRex' to carry out our own research in school. If your child would like to use the internet to research information at home I have copied a link to ‘Kid Rex’ below. Please make sure you supervise your child while they are online and do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

http://www.kidrex.org/

 

The adults in year 4 are available to chat and answer your questions before registration each morning. However, if you feel you need more time to talk then please feel free to make an appointment for after school.

 

Thank you for your support- The Year 4 Team.

 

 

 

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