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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Our Class Teacher in Year 4 is Mrs White and Mrs Taylor is our Teaching Assistant. The adults can be found helping us every day in Year 4 so please feel free to pop in and meet the team.


Useful Information



All children are expected to read regularly (at least 4 times a week) and keep an up to date record in their ‘Homework Diary’. Homework diaries will be collected every day so please make sure it is always in school. We also are continuing our Read for the Stars challenge. Make sure every time you read a whole book, newspaper or comic you record it in your booklet so you can collect your raffle tickets. At the end of each term there will be a draw and you could win a gift voucher if your name is pulled out!



Weekly spelling will be sent home every Monday and ‘checked’ (tested) the following Monday. Spelling sheets will be collected in and a record is also kept of their weekly score.



We will be setting the children a 10 minute challenge for them to complete each day at home. This will include a range of different activities and should be completed in their '10 Minute Challenge'. A weeks worth of activities will be sent home every Monday and then all the challenges will be marked the following Monday. It is up to you if you do a challenge a night or all in one go!


As well as the above, homework ideas are sent out at the start of each half term with the Topic Overview. We love to see what you have been doing at home and make sure we celebrate and share your wonderful efforts in class. We do however recognise that it is not always possible to complete homework each week and therefore our topic homework is an optional extra. We do still ask that your child practises their spellings along with their numeracy fluency target (times tables) each week as this will have a significant impact on their learning. 



Maths Fluency Targets:

This half term we will be focusing on the children's speed and fluency with their times tables, as well as revisiting previous targets from Year 3. We really appreciate your support and encouragement with this as it is important that the children are practising regularly at home as well as in school. 



Our PE slot will be on a Friday this half term and Co/Jo will be on a Wednesday. Please can we remind you that full P.E kits with suitable footwear should always be in school and can be kept on the children’s pegs. Please ensure that all school uniform and P.E kits are clearly labelled.


Water Bottles:

All children need to bring a named water bottle to school each day please.


Book Bags and Library Days:

Year 4 need to bring their book bags to school every day. Children can borrow books to read from the library at any point during the term.


Internet Safety:

A big focus this year will be learning how to stay safe online. The following websites have lots of great information:


We will also been using the child friendly search engine 'Kiddle' to carry out our own research in school. If your child would like to use the internet to research information at home I have copied a link to ‘Kiddle’ below. Please make sure you supervise your child while they are online and do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.


The adults in Year 4 are available to chat and answer your questions before registration each morning. However, if you feel you need more time to talk then please feel free to make an appointment for after school.


Thank you for your support - The Year 4 Team.