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Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 4

Dear Parent/Carer

Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely summer break and that your child is rested and ready to face the challenges of the new school year.

Myself and Miss Padgham are very much looking forward to working with your child this year. We both share a real love of teaching and a passion for learning. Our school motto ‘Care to learn and Learn to care’ is something that we will be sharing with the children on a daily basis. We want all the children in the class to focus on learning and being better learners in a caring and supportive environment.

Year 4 is the beginning of the journey through to upper KS2.We will be encouraging the children to be more independent, both in their learning and socially. As well as developing the children’s own confidences we will be encouraging them to be more responsible and to achieve their potential.

This is an exciting year with the launch of the new national Curriculum. It gives the school the opportunity to teach more specifically to the needs of the children and make their learning interesting and exciting, ensuring that the children are able to experience real life opportunities as much as possible.

At the start of the term the children will have brought home a new reading diary and were introduced to the class reading track. It is expected that the children to read at home every night and have their homework diaries signed by an adult. Each week the children will then move along the class reading race track depending on how many times they read. The children are already excited about this and looking forward to moving closer to the finish line. The children will also receive spelling homework every night to help develop their writing.

Additional homework will be set on a weekly basis and will be in the form of Literacy, Numeracy and occasionally topic work. Homework will normally be set on a Thursday and will be due in the following Tuesday. This gives the children time to discuss anything that they find tricky. It is important that homework is always completed as it forms an important part of your child’s learning. We have the same standards of expectation as we do for class work. It should be presented neatly and completed in pencil in the same way that the children produce work at school. The homework should always have a date and a title. Parents, if your child is struggling with any aspect of their homework then please do let me know.

There is a copy of the curriculum information on this class page in the documents section below. Please have a read of this with your child to see all the exciting learning that will be taking place this term.

I look forward to working with you and your child over the next year - please remember that my door is always open if you wish to come in to discuss anything specific about your child.

Miss C Emery & Miss N Padgham

Welcome to Year 4