Year 4 Staff Eagles ~ Miss Eames Parrots ~ Mrs. Palmer Supported By: Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Long and Mrs. Smith
Weekly Timetable & Autumn Term Overview Context For Learning: Italian Adventure!
Reading –Every child is heard at least once a week –Focused reading session every morning Rotation of activities across the week which include: Group Reading, Group writing, Story Telling, Individual Quiet Reading and Reading Comprehensions Home Readers –Our aim is to sustain the children’s interest in reading –It is still important that children read everyday –Please return yellow Reading Record everyday and ensure the reading book is in their book bag so they can change it or continue reading it at school –Short comments appreciated by you or your child –Home school contact – any notes etc. –We record how often home readers are changed and encourage independence in choosing a variety of books
Library –Once a week on a Tuesday –Enjoy and discuss books at home –In addition to home reader –Take home a number game or talking story as an alternative
Learning at Home –Generally, to be set and handed in every other Friday –Children will need a ring binder with plastic wallets to file their work –Learning at Home sheet will be uploaded onto the Learning Platform plus any useful websites or resources –Work completed at home on the computer can be uploaded onto the Learning Platform –Work will be displayed in the classroom and children given opportunity to share their work
PE –To be left at school –Monday and/or Thursday –No earrings or other jewellery (small purse) –Long hair tied back, no hard head bands (spare hair bands) –Shorts and T-shirt for indoor PE (e.g. Dance and Gymnastics) –Spare socks, jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers for outdoor activities (e.g. Games and Athletics) –Swimming every Tuesday during each first half term Autumn and Spring – letter to be sent home this week –No beach style shorts or bikinis
Morning –Whistle blown at 8:50am –Children met by Class Teacher –Any messages can be handed in as a note or written in the Home Reader book –Playground door is closed at 9:00am, if arrive after this time sign in at the school office Break –We encourage children to bring in a healthy snack for morning break time –In a separate named container to their lunchbox –Named ‘sports-type’ water bottles, water not juice please –Juice cartons in lunch box only
Walking Home (only in Summer term) –Written parental consent must be given to allow children to walk home alone in preparation for middle school –A letter, with consent form, will be sent home just before the summer term Home Time –Children attending after school clubs or Beehive will be sent to these (lists provided) –Class teacher will follow children out onto playground to meet parents / carers –Going home with a friend? Please inform class teacher with a brief letter or note in Home Reader
Enrichment Afternoon –Our team of Teaching Assistants, led by Mrs. J Mackey, plan and deliver enrichment projects on a Wednesday afternoon –Very successful last year –Children work in mixed groups (Y3 and Y4) on a variety of projects lasting 2-3 weeks –Sometimes additional resources are requested or other clothing is required –If you would like to help or take part please contact Mrs. Mackey via the school office
Other Points Please name ALL clothes –PE kit –Uniform –Coats –Jumpers Money –Clearly labelled envelope: Name Class Amount Purpose –Dinner money on Monday
Other Points Helpers –If you are brave enough to help on a regular basis or as and when you can just let us know Listening to readers Resources preparation Filing Displays Any other special talents?! School Bags –Book bag ~ kept in classroom box (contents emptied every morning) –PE Bag ~ draw string type hung on pegs in corridor
We need your help! Monday pm (PE – Parrots) / (Romans – Eagles) Tuesday am (Swimming – both classes) Tuesday pm (Romans – both classes) Thursday pm (PE – Eagles) / (Romans – Parrots) Friday pm (Romans – both classes)
Grafham Water 18th – 20th March 2014 Parents Meeting: Thursday 16th October 7pm to find out more details
Christmas After the success of the last couple of years, the Year 4s will not be performing a Christmas show but put on an end of year performance, as part of their Leavers’ Assembly in July
Questions? Feel free to see us any day after school… We’re here to help!