Etching Hill

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Year 4

Welcome Newsletter 2018 - please click this link

Autumn 2018 Spelling book for Year 4 - please click this link

Recommended reading for Year 4 - please click this link for detailed list

Spelling Menu - please click this link for detailed list

Miss Theobald and Miss Beg look forward to welcoming children into their new Year 4 classes.                      

Reading

Your child will be continuing to use Accelerated Reader within school. They will need to have a school book with them every day for quiet reading and to complete quizzes in school as well as for independent and shared reading at home. It is important for your child to read at home to an adult regularly along with their independent reading to increase confidence and understanding.

 Homework

Children will continue to have weekly spellings to learn which will be sent in a booklet form, they will be tested on these every Monday. In addition to this, there will be weekly times tables to practise at home (tested on Wednesdays). Learning Log activities will be given out throughout the year which will link to the topics we are covering in class.

 Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school with them every day.

 Swimming and PE

This year all children will be having swimming lessons at Rugeley Leisure Centre, beginning on Thursday 6th September and will run every Thursday until the Spring (last lesson 7th February). If you wish your child to wear goggles, they will need to bring in a letter of permission from yourselves as Staffordshire School Swimming Service only allow goggles to be worn with written permission by parents or guardians. Girls must wear one piece costumes and boys should wear fitted swimming trunks please. All children must wear swimming hats which can be purchased from the school office for £1.00 or from the Leisure Centre. Please ensure earrings are not worn on Thursdays, that girls are not wearing tights to ease changing and that their hair is tied up.

Outdoor PE sessions are also part of the Year 4 curriculum and these take place on Wednesday afternoons. However, children need to have their PE kit in school with them every day. They will need suitable, warm clothing and outdoor trainers for these sessions that are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Long hair needs to be tied up and any jewellery needs to be removed. If your child has earrings and can’t take them out they need to have tape to put on.

We hope this information has helped to answer any questions you may have, but please don’t hesitate to come in and speak to us if you have any other questions or concerns.