A lovely welcome to Year 4!
We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. In year 4, children are encouraged to take some responsibility for their learning, become a little more independent and try their best in every aspect of their learning.
Children learn best when they feel safe, stimulated and above all happy. We aim to ensure that all children feel valued and have an enjoyable, fun and successful year in Year 4. We work hard to support the children to enable them to achieve and promote a sense of pride in everything they accomplish.
Homework is always sent out on Wednesday and is due in on the following Wednesday. Children are expected to complete the following:
As a school, we subscribe to Reading Plus and Times Table Rock stars. These are wonderful programs and when used regularly, will significantly help children to progress.
All children have unique log in details to gain access at home and it is recommended that children aim to use them at home 2/3 times per week. All log in details are in the back of your child’s home reading record. Please note, these programs are designed to be done independently so no help should be given. This way, the program will adapt to best suit your child’s needs.
Due to the introduction of the statutory Year Four Multiplication tables check the children are also encouraged to access timestables.co.uk at home to allow them to get used to the format they will be presented with during the test. Please see the links below to access all the relevant websites.
We also have some great opportunities which are specific to Year 4: Wider opportunities and swimming lessons.
Wider opportunities are sessions provided by Wigan Music Service. They provide children with instrumental lessons (this year’s choice is brass) and singing lessons too.
These lessons take place on a Monday and children are also allowed to take their instruments home during the week to practise. Please note they must have their instruments in school on a Monday to be able to participate. We celebrate our wider opportunities skills by performing three concerts per year for parents.
Swimming lessons take place on Wednesdays at Hindley Baths. We asked for a £2 weekly contribution which is payable in school each Tuesday or alternatively by our parent pay system. Children are expected to bring their kit every week and it should consist of:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and see the Year 4 staff. This way we can work together to do our very best.
Mrs Marsh, Year 4 class teacher