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 Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Ms Cotton Mr Hill Mrs Doig

Birch class teacher

Holly class teacher

Elm class teacher

Autumn 1

This half term (Autumn 1), our topic is: 'Walk Like an Egyptian'.  Please see below for our curriculum newsletter detailing what we will be covering:

For a printable version, click here

Key Information

PE                                                                                                                                                            

Children should bring a pair of plimsolls or indoor trainers into school in their PE bag.  These will be kept in school for the whole term, unless the shoes become too small and we will send them home earlier.

Year 4 PE days are Monday and Thursday.                                                                                       

Children will need to wear their full PE Kit to school on these days and bring their school shoes (and a change of socks in case they get muddy) with them in a plastic carrier bag.  This is so that if they get muddy they can change into their school shoes without walking mud throughout the school.  Please be mindful of the weather and choose the most appropriate PE kit (tracksuit bottoms in winder and shorts in summer).  Children will wear their PE kits home.

 

Water Bottles & Snacks

Children must bring a water bottle to school because water fountains will not be available for children to use whilst safety measures are in place.  Hillcross School water bottles are compulsory.  Children should have a water bottle with a lid that matches their house colour.  These should contain water only.  School water bottles will be available for purchase via Parentmail. A payment item has been set for all families if you need to purchase a bottle, please indicate the quantity you require and which house your child/ren are in. From Thursday 3rd September to Monday 14th September we will review this payment item daily so that we can send water bottles home within 24 hours of ordering. After this date, we will view this once a week. The cost of a water bottle is £1.50 and each additional lid is 50p.

Children will be able to bring healthy fruit/vegetable snacks into school but these must be in either a plastic container or in plastic/paper bags to minimise the risk of cross contamination. 

 

Pencil Cases
Children are not to bring their own pencil case into school from home - all equipment your child requires for their learning will be provided by the school.

 

Home Learning

This will be set on Google classroom.  However, when your children complete learning on paper, please encourage your child to follow our Presentation Policy and to ensure they use a neat cursive script.

 

Start & End of the School Day
Due to the safety measures in place as a result of COVID-19, procedures for the arrival and collection of children from school have been amended.  Please refer to the Parental Guidance on the COVID-19 page of the website which can be found on the Noticeboard drop down menu.

 

Year 4 Specific Information
Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, Year 4 will not be going swimming for the foreseeable future. 

Phase 2 Film Nights - October 2nd and November 27th from 3:00 - 5:00. Please support the school in raising much needed funds by purchasing tickets for this event. 

In Year 4, children will be given a reading book every week which will stay in class and be read on a daily basis in support of the Hillcross Reading Pledge. As we are unable to send reading books home, please select books from your collection at home and ensure your child is reading at home for at least 10 minutes a day. 

 

Get Involved!

There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:

  • Accompanying School Trips;
  • Class Celebration (Autumn 2);
  • Sports Day (Summer 1);
  • Year Group Performance (Spring 2);
  • PTA & Volunteering in School
  • Safeguarding

We will do our best to find alternative ways to enable parental involvement whilst applying the safety measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 .

 

Safeguarding

Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

  • Lisa Francis – Headteacher
  • Helen Beckett – Deputy Headteacher
  • Lee Christy - Assistant Headteacher
  • Tanja Doig – Assistant Headteacher