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Y4 Class Newsletter

Dear Parents & Carers,

Welcome to the new school year, after what I hope was a really enjoyable summer break. I thought it would be useful to give you some information about what you and your child can expect in Year 4.

There will be four other adults working with your children this year. Miss Wells will teach the class on Wednesday morning. We are also lucky to have Mrs Hale and Mrs Watts as our Teaching Assistant, who will help to support the children in the mornings and Miss Evans during the afternoons.

You will find a topic web attached to this letter, which gives you information about what your child will be learning this term. If you would like further information or have any questions, I will be happy to address these during the ‘Meet the Teacher’ session on Wednesday 9th September at 3.15pm. If you can’t make this meeting please feel free to come and find me after school one day

I am really looking forward to our topic this term and I know that the children will share my enthusiasm! We will be learning about the Ancient Romans and how they lived. There are many good websites for you and your child to explore at home and I will be encouraging the children to do independent research. Good websites include:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Romans.html

http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-rome.html

Homework is important in Year 4and I will expect all children to hand in their homework on time each week. Homework will be handed out on Friday and be due in by the following Wednesday. In addition to homework, the children will be expected to read regularly and learn their times tables at home.


School uniform

All children at Garsington Primary School are expected to adhere to the Uniform Policy. The school uniform is as follows:

White shirt or polo shirt; Mulberry school sweatshirt or cardigan

Girls: grey or black skirt, pinafore or trousers (jogger type trousers are not appropriate for wear during the school day); tights and socks must be plain grey or black; in the summer, a red checked dress is optional, with white socks or tights. 

Boys: grey or black trousers or shorts (jogger type trousers and trainers are not appropriate for wear during the school day); socks must be plain grey or black.

Footwear: suitable outdoor shoes; plimsolls to wear indoors

PE

White polo shirt or plain white T-shirt (no logos please); plain dark shorts; and trainers ( plimsolls are optional for indoor wear). Tracksuits are permitted during outdoor PE. Long hair must be tied back during PE lessons. Small studs must be taped or ideally removed for PE. Children should bring their own Microporous Surgical tape to school in a clearly names box.

Pupils should not wear nail varnish or jewellery with the exception of small ear studs and watches.

Children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle, but are reminded that they should only drink water. They may also bring fresh fruit or vegetables to eat during morning break, but they will not be allowed to eat any other snack.

There are a number of events planned for this term and the dates for these are as follows:

Events for Term 1

Wb 1/9/15: Inset Days, Class newsletters

Wb 7/9/15: Meet the teachers meetings

Wb 21/9/15: Open Morning (Fri) Reading focus

Wb 5/10/15: Harvest Festival

W
b 12/10/15: Friendship Time 

WB 19/10/15: Choir performance (Thurs), International Evening (Thurs), Inset Day (Fri)


Friday Assemblies for Term 1

All parents are welcome to come and watch our Friday afternoon assemblies starting at 2.35 in the hall.

Friday 4th September: Welcome Back

Friday 11th September: Responsibilities

Friday 18th September: Celebrations

Friday 25th September: Celebrations

Friday 2nd October: Year 4

Friday 9th October: Harvest Festival

Friday 16th October: Friendship

Thursday 22nd October: Achievement

Best regards

Jane Rizza