Year 3 & 4

Blue Class, Years 3 and 4 at Yarmouth Primary

Dear Parents/carers

Staff – In Blue Class, the staff team are Mrs Haisell (Teacher, Monday and Tuesday), Miss Gates (Teacher, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), Mrs Munn (HLTA), Mr Clements (1-1 classroom support) and Miss Heimour (1-1 classroom support).

Morning routines – The children will be greeted in the playground at 8.40am by a member of our class team. Registration is completed upon entering the classroom at 8.50am. Should you wish your child to attend morning club, this is available from 8am.

End of day – At the end of the school day (3pm), the children will be taken to the gate in the playground for collection. If someone is collecting your child for you, please make sure you have notified the office or we will not be able to let your child leave with them.

PE – We will be doing PE on Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child has their full PE kit in school every day in case it is needed. For health and safety requirements, please ensure your child can either remove their earrings, or provide them with surgical tape to cover them. If your child has long hair, it should be tied back and out of their face.

Drinks – We recommend that your child brings in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. They will be fully accessible in the classroom at all times.

Snacks – If your child wants a snack at break time, this will need to be provided from home. Being in Key Stage 2, we no longer receive free fruit. This has to be a healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar. No crisps or chocolate coated items please. We now offer a tuck service, where your child can choose from Toast, Crumpet or a Teacake for 50 pence as well as juice for 50 pence. Please note that this is only available on a Monday and Thursday.

Reading – This is a vital part of your child’s learning. We will hear your child read in groups or individually every week. To support your child, we ask that you listen to them read as often as possible at home and question them on the text. Please record every time you listen to your child read, or they read to themselves, in their reading record.

Homework – Each half term, your child will be sent home with an optional topic related homework task. This will help develop their independent working skills as well as support the work we do in class.

Spellings will be sent home by theme every few weeks for your child to practise. They will be informally tested in school during that period as there will not be a formal weekly spelling test.

Maths homework will be set each week on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. In addition, please make sure your child is practising their times tables as Year 4s must now undergo a national test at the end of the year. They will be bringing home a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars and Prodigy if they do not already have one as these are excellent ways for them to practise at home.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Hopefully you have found it useful, however if you wish to discuss anything further, please come and see me at the end of school.

Yours sincerely,

Blue Class Team

Please click to download – Blue Class Long Term Plan 2019-20

Our first topic this year is – Blue Class MTP Autumn 1 – From Croods to Celts

Our first Maths Lesson

Making stone age crumbles…

Making stone age necklaces…

Blue Class MTP Autumn 2 – Wish you were here

Some of our science lessons….

Sowing our fish’s…

Blue Class MTP Spring 1 – All Wrapped Up!

Our Egyptian Day…

Blue Class MTP Spring 2 – Crafty Creations


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

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Yarmouth 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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