Welcome to 4P
We are introducing something new to pupils in September call Accelerated Reading. This encourages children to choose their own reading books, read more and supports them with their comprehension. It has worked successfully for previous Years 4, 5 and 6 with raising reading standards and age levels. Pupils will be given an opportunity to read their reading book once a day in school and quiz on it. Reading books will be taken home and brought back to school the next day. Pupils are expected to continue reading at home.
Weekly spellings will be given out at the end of a day on a Friday, with the related spelling test completed the following Friday. Pupils are expected to practice these at home to help with their learning.
There will be a piece of Creative Work linked to each Topic; this is meant to be fun and flexible, something you can do together. Completed work will then be presented around the school.
By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to know all of the multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. To support this we use Times Table Rock Stars. Pupils can access this in and out of school. It is a fun way of learning times tables and should be encouraged at home.
In September, your child will get usernames and passwords for a variety of educational online activities which they can access at home and in school.
Your child will be given a new diary in September. Diaries need to be in school every day. Diaries are a great way for adults in the school to communicate with adults at home. Please check your child’s diary regularly for any notes.
Water bottles should be brought into school daily and can be kept in a designated place in the classroom. They can be bought for 50p at the School Office. Bottles should be brought to school with fresh water every morning and taken home at night. If needed, they can be refilled during the day. Please make sure your child’s name is visible on their water bottle.
PE is on a Thursday. PE kits need to be kept in school every day and only need to go home half termly during the holidays. Children need a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and pumps. Please put names on individual items and on PE bags. Children who do not have their P.E. kit will not take part.
We have high expectations for our children in all areas, including school uniform. They will need black or grey trousers, skirts or trousers, a white top and a blue school jumper. School shoes should be flat and black.
Attendance and punctuality are key components in your child’s continuing progression, absences leave children behind their peers as they can miss important information and lessons. As a school, we expect at least 98% of pupils to be present. Attendance is something that is rewarded both individually and as a class group.
If you need to catch me in a morning, usually I am on the door, please don’t hesitate if you have any queries.