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Recently, Year 4 have enjoyed narrative writing about a Lone Robot - see here at the Literacy Shed

  http://www.literacyshed.com/the-inspiration-shed.html

In their own time, some of the children made up a play, re-telling the story of the Lone Robot using their written work as inspiration. 

Watch the video clip here of their play, using a QReader on your Ipad or phone. You can download a QReader for free.

 

Hello and welcome to Year 4.

 

It is lovely to see you and your children back and we hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer holidays together. Thank you for making sure your children returned to school looking very smart in full school uniform.

 

Please view our Year 4 pages to ensure that the transition from year three into year four can go as smoothly as possible. It will hopefully inform you of the important things you will need to be aware of this year but please do not hesitate to come in and see Mrs Harkin if you have any further questions.

 

This is a really important year in St. Marie’s. Not only do we have lots of work to complete, we are also preparing ourselves for our Holy Communion. Our local Priest Fr. Fintan will also help us receive other Sacraments including Confirmation and Reconciliation. Please contact Father Fintan if you not yet received a form and you wish your child to make their First Holy Communion.

 

We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year.

 

Mrs Harkin – Class 4HD Teacher

 

Mrs Devaney – Class 4HD Teacher

 

Mrs Fagin – Class4HD Teaching Assistant

 Class Information

 

Attendance

It is so important that your child attends school every day unless they are too sick to come in. If your child is going to be absent, please ring school to let us know.

 

Punctuality

Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time (8.55am). Lessons begin the minute your child sets foot into the classroom.

 

Uniform

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform and has their name in everything including their coat and P.E Kit. Their school uniform is a reflection on the class, especially when we are out of school or when we have visitors into the classroom. For P.E children should have a white T-Shirt, black or navy shorts and black pumps. We have P.E on Mondays and Fridays so please make sure your child has a kit. The children can leave them in school and take them home at half term.

 

Spellings and Timetables

Every week the children will have a spelling and times table test on Fridays. I understand that family life at home with your children is very busy but it would be greatly appreciated if you could encourage and help your children to learn their spellings and timetables for a few minutes every day. I will send home a sheet of timetables that will help your child to remember them. It could be put in a place where they will see them all the time e.g. the fridge.

 

Reading Books

Reading is a major focus in your child’s education and we aim to listen to your child read regularly in school. Reading with your child at home is also important; it is a lovely way to spend time with them. The children can also read with older siblings. If you have requested a reading book, your child will bring it home with a reading record book. Please encourage and help your child to bring this book into school everyday to give us the opportunity to listen to them in school. They will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Homework

In addition to reading, spelling and timetables, we will also ask your children to take part in projects related to lessons in class. Further information will be sent out at the time.

 

Inhalers

If your child needs an inhaler, could you please send it in with a name label and instructions on when to take it.

Summer Term Curriculum Overview

Year four have been so lucky to have received gymnastics coaching during the Spring term from the fantastic coach,Jenny, of Total Gymnastics -  Beth Tweddle's Academy. The children have learnt a lot and we definitely have some budding gymnastics in year 4! 
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