We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure the best for all of our children this year. Staff will be on hand on the yard in the morning before school and at the end of the day so are happy to chat with you, to pass on messages or to make an appointment if you would like to discuss anything in detail.
Mrs Ingleby, Miss Dodds and Mrs Little
The Lower Key Stage Two Team consists of:
Mr Adams, Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Ingleby, Miss Milonas, Mrs Little and Miss Dodds
Mr Stafford, Mrs Collins, Mrs Gray, Mrs Stock, Miss Huntly, Mrs Campbell
School term dates:
|Holiday||Break up||Return to school|
|Autumn half term 2018||Friday 26th October||Monday 5th November|
|Teacher Training Day
Friday 19th October (school closed to children)
|Christmas 2018||Friday 21st December||Tuesday 8th January|
|Teacher Training Day
Monday 7th January (school closed to children)
|Spring half term 2019||Friday 15th February||Monday 25th February|
|Easter 2019||Thursday 5th April||Monday 23rd April|
|Summer half term 2019||Friday 24th May||Monday 3rd June|
|Summer 2019||Friday 19th July|
Autumn Parents Evenings:
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October
Your child will also receive two reports throughout the year to inform you of their progress.
PE in Year 4
4SI = Monday and Tuesday
4DL = Tuesday and Thursday
Please ensure children have the appropriate, labelled kit (yellow t-shirt, black shorts & sandshoes/trainers) and all jewellery is removed on the day. Staff are unable to remove this & it will prevent your child from doing PE.
Please ensure that your child follows the school uniform requirements:
Boys: plain grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey pullover or school sweatshirt. Flat black trainers or school shoes.
Girls: grey skirt or grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey cardigan or school sweatshirt, Flat black trainers or school shoes. There is also a summer dress in yellow.
Leggings are not permitted.
Homework and Reading:
Reading is of high priority to us in KS2 and each child will be supplied with an individual reading book tailored to their level, which they will bring home and back on a daily basis. We request that children read a minimum of three times a week (with this being checked in class on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday) but have found that children who read a little each night are the ones who make the most progress.
Children will also receive weekly spellings on a Monday to be practised and returned by the Friday.
Children will also be given Maths homework on a Monday which is linked to learning in class. This should be returned by the Friday.
We subscribe to http://uk.mathletics.com/ whereby children can practise fun maths skills at a level tailored to them. Each child will be issued with a Mathletics password, which will be stuck in the front of their reading diary.
Autumn topic overview for Year 4:
|The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
|Number & Place Value
Addition & subtraction
|Topic||How the Past has Shaped our Present.
(Covering WW2, The Vikings, The Romans, The Anglo-Saxons and the Royal Family.)
Getting on and Falling out
|Music||WW2 Morale songs, swing, Norse tribal music, the National Anthem|
|Art & DT||Shield making
|ICT||Kudo Racing Game|
|RE||Christianity & Islam|
Attendance and punctuality
We encourage you to ensure your child arrives promptly for 8:55am. This is when school starts. Children who arrive after this must go to the office where Mrs McVay & Mrs Smith will send them to class. Mrs Bland and Mrs Grant will also be available. If your child is going to be absent please ring the office asap on 0191 6053378.