Welcome to Year 4S
A very warm welcome to all of our new students starting Year 4 here at St. Patrick's. It has been wonderful to meet the children and I am really looking forward to the year ahead.
Year 4 is a wonderful year with lots of exciting learning and we hope to make it the best year yet. Parents and students often have lots of questions about Year 4, so please feel free to contact school if you ever have any worries or would like a quick chat about your child. I know this year will be brilliant, and I'm really looking forward to working with all our students, to ensure this year is successful and fun for all.
Please continue to check our page for regular curriculum updates and photographs. I am really looking forward to the exciting year ahead!
Reading is incredibly important, not to mention great fun! I have spoken to the children about reading certificates that I am keen to award. To help me do this, I have asked that they bring their reading records into school daily, but especially on Mondays. Every time your child reads (including in school) they should record it in their reading diary. Reading doesn't just have to be from a book. It can be a comic, magazine, online article....anything!
At the moment, I intend to award certificates for: 10 days, 25 days, 50 days and 100 days reading as well as for reading 10 and 20 books. I hope that I will have to make certificates for 150 days and 30 and 50 books later in the year.
Please let school know if any of your contact details have changed (phone number, email, addresses) in the event we need to call home or contact you.
Homework will be sent home from Monday 18th September 2023. We will upload spellings, English and Maths every Monday on Purple Mash or the VLE, to be completed by the following Monday. The children will be tested on their spellings on Monday mornings. Please encourage your child to complete their homework every week, as well as reading each night (approximately 20-30mins).
If your child is finding homework a challenge, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Spelling and Times Tables Links
Making sure that the children can quickly recall all the times tables facts and remember previous spelling words will really help their learning in Year 4. These websites help the children do this at their own pace and in a fun way.
www.purplemash.co.uk (children can use their school login)
This half term, our PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Friday. The children will wear their PE kits to school on that day. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit – branded shorts etc are not part of school uniform. On cooler days, the children may wear jogging bottoms, but they must still wear their school cardigan or jumper – no hoodies.
Please ensure that all school uniform is labelled with your child's name. Your child will be expected to wear their winter uniform from 30th October 2023.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
As we are a ‘Healthy School’ we would like to remind parents that a healthy snack at playtime is encouraged. Please don’t send any chocolate or sweets into school as a snack.