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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Mrs Ogilvie and Mrs Harris, together with the support of Miss Turner and Miss Bohme, would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 4. We will be covering the following as part of our learning in the autumn terms.

A class newsletter will be coming home with your child shortly.

PE

During the term, the children will be learning skills through a range of sports including invasion games. Indoor PE will be focusing on team games, gymnastics and dance, where the children will be using apparatus and creating various dance sequences.

Your child will have an outdoor Games lesson and a PE/Hall session each week this term. 

Year 4 will have P.E. on a Monday and Tuesday.

Please ensure your child has the correct, named P.E. kit in school. As the weather is getting colder they will require tracksuit bottoms, tops and trainers. For P.E. children wear a white t-shirt and black shorts.

PE kit should stay in school all term as there are occasions when our PE time has to be moved to a different day.

Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer, have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed for the session.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag which is labelled clearly with their full name and class.

Volunteers

We would love you to come and help during the year. If you would like to help in school, maybe hearing children read or escorting the children on a trip, then please let us know. Please contact the office who will give you the necessary information.

Library

As well as their reading book, your child may choose one book from the library, which they can change each week. They will be free to choose whichever books they like, so you may wish to look at the library link on the school website to aid them when making their choices.

Daily reading (10 minutes, at least five days a week.)

To support your child in reading you can listen to them read or ask them questions about their book to help them with their understanding of what they have read. Even if your child reads fluently, it is important to talk to them about what they are reading to develop their comprehension and understanding of new vocabulary. When they read at home with an adult, we ask that you sign or initial their Reading Record books.

There are also reading and spelling lists in the Reading Record book which your child should be looking at and practising regularly.

To help the children in Year 4 become more independent, we would like to encourage them to come into the classroom unaccompanied. However, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see us. After school is usually the best time to talk to us. The TAs in Year 4 this year are Mrs. Ellis, Ms. Bohme and Ms. Turner.

We look forward to an enjoyable year working with your children, in partnership with yourselves.