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  Welcome to Year 3 & 4, Blue Class at Yarmouth Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Blue class. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.

Staff In Blue Class, the staff team are Miss Parsons and Mrs Munn (HLTA).

We hope that this will be a fun and happy year with us.

Please see below for key information.

AM & PM Routines

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.

Uniform

Uniform – Please label your child’s uniform and P.E kit clearly and ensure they have appropriate clothing for our changeable weather. We will be outside rain or shine!

PE & Outdoor Learning

PE – We will be doing PE on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The children are encouraged to come to school wearing their kit so they do not need to change here. 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.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo – We are all connected on Class Dojo now which is fantastic! This is how we will give you any important information and how you can keep in touch with me if you have any concerns or wish to celebrate something your child has done at home.

Food & Drink

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 would like 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.

Lunchboxes – These will be stored in the classroom. Please remember we are a nut free school.

Toys & Belongings

Toys/Belongings – Please can you ensure that your child does not bring in any toys to school at the current time. We will provide writing equipment but if your child wants to bring in their own pencil case, they will need to leave it at school.

Reading

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

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.

Spelling homework will be sent home every Monday with a variety of tasks and activities.  They will be informally tested in school during that period as there will not be a formal weekly spelling test.

Maths homework will be in the form of times tables tasks and will be sent home on a Monday and expected to be returned by Friday morning. 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.

We have been making our own Roman Mosaics – not all are finished but they are doing amazing!

As part of our Greek Topic we enjoyed Greek food tasting, Greek dancing, we made Greek pottery, Greek buildings and acted out the Trojan War!

Photos and videos from some of our outdoor learning.

We have been making our own mini movies using I Movie!

Our Andy Goldsworthy artwork.