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Welcome to Year 4, Comet Class at Shalfleet Primary

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

Staff – The teacher for Comet class is Miss Whitaker, supported by Mrs Blackburn.

Please see below for key information.

AM & PM Routines

Early morning routine – Your child can come into from 0830 with book bag and lunchbox. Please let the children become independent in looking after their own belongings. The register is called in class at 0835 promptly and closes at 0840. If your child has an older sibling, meaning they need to come into class earlier, the older sibling will need to bring their younger sibling to their classroom.

End of day routine – The day ends for the children is at 15.00 with the siblings going outside to be picked up


Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labeled, 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 everyday, even in light rain!

PE & Outdoor Learning

Our class will have outdoor learning each week. On Monday Miss Gates will conduct outdoor learning, so the children will need to bring their waterproofs and wellies in a carrier bag. The children will have PE on Wednesdays and can come to school dressed in their PE kit.


Homework – The children will be given homework each, they will be expected to hand in their homework the following week. They will receive homework based on English and Numeracy.

Food & Drink

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle with a pop up top, then these can be kept on their table in the classroom.  Other types of bottle may have to be kept on the draining board or at the side of the classroom, where they can access them at any time.

Lunchboxes – These are stored on a shelf in the classroom.


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. Children will continue with their reading record, 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.  Please be aware that sometimes the children will repeat pages or even whole books to develop fluency and accuracy and we may not necessarily change a book each time they get to the end, as we have to make sure of their understanding of the story and the characters in the book. We will move them on to another book when we are confident they are ready.  As Mrs Blackburn will be working with children needing extra support, and teachers often work with guided reading groups, please try to hear children read at home, as much as you can.

MAD-Aid Charity Fund Raising 

Here is Rosie and Leo handing over the money that the year 4 classes raised through their book sales in PSHE. 
We raised an impressive £440 across both schools!
Victoria Dunford, founder and CEO of MAD-Aid charity, came to collect the money. Victoria has received the British Empire Medal from Her Majesty the Queen II. She was the first Moldovan born to receive a medal from the Queen. Victoria told us that despite the honour of receiving this amazing medal, the most incredible moment of all is being able to help so many people through the charity work that they do.
We know the money is going to a great cause and will help so many during this very difficult time as their charity work is ‘dedicated to the people who need it most.’
A huge well done again to Year 4, and all their families and friends, who helped donate books and support the book sale. 
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