Welcome to Year 4!
On this page, you will find an overview of what is expected from Year 4 over the coming year.
In year 4, every child has the opportunity to learn a trumpet. Our music lesson is every Thursday and please practise at home.
Reading & Reading Books
Reading Books are changed at least once a week. In Key Stage 2, the children keep a record of the books that they read and need to comment in their own reading log. Please feel free to add any comments as parents. In school, children will have guided reading as a whole class at least three times a week. Please ensure that your child has their reading books and reading record in school every day so that we can listen to them read and change books when needed.
By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12.
The children are encouraged to practice learning the times tables (and their corresponding division facts) regularly and to help them they have their own log ins to TTRockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ which is an online platform.
You will also have log in details for: Spelling Bee, Purple Mash and Discovery Education.
Uniform & PE Kit
Please make sure your child’s name is written into all items of PE kit, uniform and coats. This makes identification of lost items a lot easier. PE lessons will be updated each half term and this information will be shared on Class Dojo. During lessons, earrings are not permitted to be worn and long hair must be tied back.
As always, we encourage the children to come to school looking smart, with shirts tucked in, top buttons fastened and black sensible shoes. Trainers and boots are not allowed. Nails should be clean and free of nail varnish.
Snacks & Packed Lunches
As a healthy school, we encourage the children to eat a wide range of healthy snacks and lunches. We would prefer fruit or vegetables only for playtime snacks and water for drinks during the day.
Please follow our school Twitter feed, to share in the wonderful work going on in school @StMarysDuk
We use ClassDojo to set online learning, share examples of good work and share whole school messages. Please ensure that you are linked in to our class page.
To further enhance the children’s learning experience, if you have any photographs or video clips of any interesting or exciting activities completed at home or anywhere outside of school that you would like to share with us, please upload them on to Class Dojo.
We are really looking forward to working with you and your child over the coming year. With your help and support, each child will be able to fully access their learning in order to achieve their full potential.
Thank you for your continuing support