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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Year 4

                                                                                                             "We Respect, We Value, We Share"

Topic & Themes for the Year

 

Over the half term Year 4 have been as busy as always! Our new topic ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ has proven very enjoyable and the children have produced some amazing project work. I have been very impressed! We have also been carrying out many experiments including investigating if gases have weight.

In preparation for Advent, we have been practicing our assembly and doing some beautiful singing both in class and in Church. We are continuing to work hard in the run up to Christmas and we are working on putting our Advent promises into action!

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome your child into Year 4. I am looking forward to the exciting prospects that the new school year has to bring. We have many different topics to explore this year including The Romans and The Greeks.

 

This year we will be holding parents information sessions on Wednesday 26th September, inviting parents into school for further information about their child’s new class. These sessions will take place at 9.00am, 2.45pm and 5.00pm in the year group classrooms and will last approximately 30-40minutes. Parents may attend whichever session is most convenient for them.

 

Homework will be set for the children on a Monday to be completed and handed in on the following Friday. This will usually include an online maths homework. The Year 4 spellings are on the reverse of this letter for the Autumn 1 half term. There will also be half-termly projects for the children to complete. These projects will begin next half term following further information.

 

Year 4 is the perfect time to ensure children’s knowledge of their times tables is secure. I would encourage practice at home as well as during our maths lessons to ensure your child is confident as they progress through the year.

 

Please ensure that all items of school uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name; this also includes coats, PE kits and shoes. We also hope that you will continue to support the school policy by removing earrings from your child before sending them to school. P.E is on both a Monday and a Thursday. Full P.E kit will be required every week, including school pumps.

 

As a Year 4 pupil, your child will be given the fantastic opportunity to learn a musical instrument weekly and participate in a class ensemble. Every Thursday afternoon they will receive lessons leading up to a whole class performance.

 

Please ensure that your child is on time for school, as when children are late it can make it difficult for them to settle in the mornings. Children should be in school for 8.55 am.  If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to talk to me at the end of the day.  If it is more appropriate, appointments can also be made at the office.

  

Please also have a look at the curriculum overview, which shows the variety of topics we will be learning about this half term. I look forward to working with you to ensure a happy and successful year.

 

Miss Agnew

 

 

 

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