Year 4

Welcome to Year 4, Comet Class at Shalfleet Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

We welcome you and your child to year 4 Comet class. This is to let you know about some of our routines.

Staff – The teacher for Comet class is Miss Gates supported by Mrs Blackburn our class Teaching assistant. We also have Mrs Swift and Mrs Jacobs supporting children in the class.


Early morning routine – Your child can go into the playground from 0820 (with book bag and lunchbox) on Monday and Friday, and when the bell rings at 0830 the children will line up with their belongings, and then go into the year 4 classroom. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings the children can go into school at 0820 for their response marking and to read before school starts at 0835. The register is called in class at 0835 promptly and closes at 0840.

Fruit time – The children can bring a piece of fruit for break at 1030.

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink water throughout the day.

End of day routine – The day ends for the children at 1500 with the siblings going outside to be picked up and the singles remaining in the year 4 classroom until they leave at 1515.

Pencil cases– your child is welcome to bring in their own small pencil case, which they are responsible for, it is not however essential.

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain!

P.E – Our class will have PE and Dance lessons each week, so please make sure their kits are in school each week, these should be brought into school on Mondays and taken home to wash on Friday if necessary. We do only have a small amount of spare kit for anyone to use.

Reading – We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children always have their books in their reading bags in school. Every child will continue with their reading record, and it is helpful if you can write in it each time you read with your child, and adults at school will do the same to keep you informed of your child’s progress. However I need to stress that these books are mainly a home reading book, and we will not always hear them read these books.

Homework – Maths homework will go out on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Wednesday. Spelling/ SPAG homework will go out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

We look forward to working with your children this year.

Yours sincerely,
Miss Gates, Mrs S. Smith and the year 4 team

Please click to download – Y4 Long Term Plan 2018-19

Y4 MTP Autumn 1 – Ancient Egypt-All Wrapped Up

Y4 MTP Autumn 2- USA

Y4 MTP Spring 1 – Romans in Britain

Photos of our trip to the Roman Villa…

Y4 MTP Spring 2 – Chocs Away

Y4 MTP Summer 1 – Where in the World am I

Y4 MTP Summer 2 – Extreme Weather


Please click on the links below to access details of our curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Shalfleet KS2 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 3 and 4 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

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