Welcome to Year 4!
My name is Mrs Binita Solanki - I'm the class teacher for 4BS and the Year 4 Team Leader.
The other class teachers in Year 4 are: Mrs Marin (4CM), Mr Feldman (4SF) and Ms Liu (4XL).
On this page we provide some essential information to help you support us in school and also support your child at home. I update the Year 4 page each half term with news about our learning, any changes to our timetable or useful links that might help as we change topics and move forward with our learning. We very much see your child's time in Year 4 as a partnership with parents so please do email if you have any queries.
Routines and Expectations
Drop off and Pick up. In the mornings you drop your child at the school gate anytime between 8.35am and 8.55am. They make their own way into the classrooms via the patio doors. Year 4 have Early Morning Work and registration so we recommend an early drop off. Any child arriving after 9am is late. At the end of the day the gates are unlocked at 3.15pm. Parents come into the playground and collect their children from the classroom patio doors; learning time ends at 3.25pm and doors will open after this time.
Daily Reading. Reading at home every day for at least 20-30 minutes is an absolute expectation in Year 4. The children can read with you, to you, by themselves or with a sibling, the most important element is that you discuss the book with your child to check their comprehension. We recommend using the inference questions sheet to help create more challenging questions. Please sign every day - or at least weekly - to show that you are reading with your child. Children need to bring their homework diaries into school daily. Diaries are checked weekly but may be required on other days for messages home etc.
PE days. Remember children come to school wearing their PE kit. Year 4's PE days are:
4BS Tuesdays and Wednesdays
4CM Tuesdays and Wednesdays
4XL Mondays and Tuesdays
4SF Mondays and Tuesdays
Homework. Homework is set every Friday in children's purple homework books and it is always due on the following Wednesday. Children may also be given additional tasks to complete during the week if required.
Spring 2 Curriculum
Our main topic this term is: Adventures and Inventions
See our curriculum newsletter for more details.
For links to commonly used websites such as Mathletics and TT Rockstars, please see our helpful websites for children page.