Welcome to Year 4! We have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us! This is the outline information regarding routines and expectations for Year 4. Reading Children are encouraged to read at home every night. School reading books will be changed on a Monday and Friday, but we will endeavour to change them as soon as we possibly can. Records should be accessed through ‘MarvellousMe’ and completed at the end of each week. Homework Your child will receive homework at the start of each half term. This is project based, whereby children can chose which project to do. In addition to this, there will be a spelling and times table test each Friday, this is also set out in the half termly information booklet. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s homework please feel free to contact us. Your support with homework will be a great help. P.E Kit consists of the school PE t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers or P.E shoes. Football kits are not appropriate. As some of the work will be outdoors, children will also require a navy jumper and navy jogging bottoms as the weather becomes colder. We do not have spare kit in school, so it is essential that children come to school equipped for every P.E lesson. If your child cannot do P.E for a particular reason, please send a note to their class teachers. Earrings should be removed, if this can’t be done, please cover the earrings with medical tape or plasters. Water/Playtime Snack As we are a ‘Healthy School’, children are encouraged to bring a full water bottle to school each day, so that they can have a drink of water when needed. This will be taken home each evening to be refilled and returned the following day. Children are also welcome to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat at break time – no nuts please, this is very important due to allergies amongst children and staff. Music Year 4 are learning to play the recorder. They will have weekly music lessons taught by a specialist teacher, from Egglescliffe Secondary School. Lessons are on a Friday afternoon, so can we ask that any recorders taken home are brought in for this lesson. Other Information Jewellery should be avoided but small studs are acceptable. We also encourage children to wear a watch; this should be an analogue clock face with hands. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your continued support!