Welcome to Year 4
We look forward to working alongside you in what we hope will be an exciting and successful year for your child.
Your child’s class teacher will be either Mrs Homes & Mrs Fowler or Mr Powis
Miss Martin is the Year 3/4 Coordinator. Teaching assistants who will be working with your child are Mrs Jones, Mrs Taft and Mrs Sainty. Mrs Sainty continues to lead Forest School.
We use Class Dojo to let parents know how when their children receive praise for something they have done in school. This could include:
- Sensible behaviour
- Excellent effort
- Great work
Once you have downloaded the Class Dojo app and inputted the unique code for your child you will receive alerts when your child has earned a ‘dojo’. This can really help reinforce the praise that we are giving at school as well as being a useful reminder when children say they can’t remember what happened at school.
Please note that we are not using all of the features of Class Dojo at Muxton. We will continue to use the year group email addresses for communication with teachers so please do not use the messaging section of Class Dojo as this will not be monitored.
Do let us know if you need any help with setting up Class Dojo on your device. We will be happy to help! Download it for Apple or Android here.
Children will have homework on a Friday afternoon and we expect it to be completed and submitted within class on a Wednesday. We will be uploading homework on the website and send home a copy in your child’s homework book. Spellings for the week will also be uploaded to the school website for parents and children to access and practice at home. They will begin practicing the week’s spellings within class on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
P.E for both classes is with Mr Perez and Mr Draper . The children need to come to school in their P.E kit.
Mrs Holmes and Mrs Fowlers’ class needs to attend school on a Monday in a P.E. Kit
Mr Powis’ class needs to attend school on Thursday and Friday in P.E. Kit
Links to Online Resources
BugClub We subscribe to BugClub to give you access to a wide selection of online books for KS1 and KS2. Once your child has read a book they can then answer comprehension questions to check their understanding. Your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.
PurpleMash PurpleMash has a suite of software that can be used to support learning across the curriculum – your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.
BBC Bitesize BBC Bitesize has a range of learning materials for KS1 and KS2 children.
Sumdog Sumdog has a range of great maths games that can be played online – your child will have a logon card stuck into their Home School Links book.
Kiddle Kiddle is a safe search engine for children.
You will receive a newsletter at the beginning of each term to give you more information about what your child will be learning in each subject area. This will also give more specific details about homework and projects which we will be doing during the year.
If you have any queries or concerns, no matter how simple they may seem, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the year 4 email inbox – firstname.lastname@example.org