Year 4 class 2020-21
Welcome to our class page!
Hello parents, carers, family and friends of the Year 4 children!
In Year 4, we are always striving to be the very best versions of ourselves that we can be. We are kind, caring and most of all determined! Determined to do well and help others around us do the same.
This page will show you just that, with photos and work that we have created. We will also update this page with any important dates and events that are coming up, so do check back here regularly!
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Elliott & Mrs Ainsworth.
Welcome back! - Return to school 8.3.2021
We are super excited to welcome you all back on the 8th March! We hope to return as normal and hit the ground running with our usual school routine. Please use the icons below to find information regarding uniform, arrival/departure times, etc. (these have not changed).
Please be reminded that Year 4 children have Forest School every Wednesday afternoon for the remainder of the Spring term.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the school newsletters (available through the school website) to find any further information.
Miss Elliott & Mrs Ainsworth.
LAST DAY OF TERM
As today is the last day of term, it will be a half day for the children. Therefore, could you please collect your child at the usual Friday time.
Our Friday collection time is 12:50pm.
Thank you for your support.
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Please check this section of the class page regularly to keep updated with forthcoming events and important information.
DRESS AS YOUR VOCATION
In light of it being Vocations Week, we are asking the children to come dressed as their vocation on Tuesday 13th July 2021. The children have been working hard today to find their vocation so should have a pretty good idea of what this is.
Thank you for your continued support.
YEAR 4 TRIP TO BOTANICAL GARDENS
On Wednesday 26th May 2021, Year 4 will be visiting the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham to aid their Science curriculum. We will be leaving and returning to school within the normal school day times. The only thing that we ask is that you send your child with a packed lunch in a carrier bag that can be put in the bin/recycled whilst we are there. You are required to pay for the school trip on our Squid app (email email@example.com for further information) and send the form back that your child received if they are having a school lunch.
Thank you for your support,
ALL DAY BREAKFAST
On Thursday 20th May 2021, the kitchen will be doing an 'All Day Breakfast ' for lunch. We will be encouraging all the pupils that are currently having sandwiches, to have a school meal on this date. Please anticipate a text message regarding this with instructions of what to do.
TAKING UKULELES HOME
As you are aware, children were sent home with a letter on Wednesday (28th April) which included a permission slip. Those who have returned the permission slip have now taken their ukuleles home. As soon as we receive your child's permission slip, they will be able to do the same.
Please be reminded that this is an instrument that belongs to the school and cost quite a bit of money to purchase. We love being able to provide the Year 4 children with an instrument to practise on as it will further develop their ukulele playing. We believe that having a musical skill is very important for the children and will give them many opportunities as they get older. Having said that, we would ask that you look after the instrument and return it in the same condition your child brought it home in, at the end of the year. Pupils should also remember to bring their ukulele in every Thursday for their lesson in the afternoon.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support,
LENT - CAFOD
Please donate a £1 to help CAFOD to continue the amazing charity work that they do.
LENT - Local Foodbank
Please donate dried goods, packets and tins towards our local food bank and support those who may be relying on the generosity of others during these difficult times.
In normal times, we would have set aside each Friday during Lent to dedicate to almsgiving, the act of giving to others. whilst some of Lent has been spent at home, we can still try to find ways of helping others during the remainder of this half term. With this in mind, our charitable giving will take place over the next three Fridays. Each Friday will therefore be a 'non-school uniform day' in return for supporting the following charities:
Local Foodbank (12th March)
CAFOD (19th March)
Father Hudson's 'Good Shepherd Appeal' (26th March)
Just a quick reminder, following the flyer your child was sent home with on Friday, your child has until this coming Friday (4th December) to bring in any Christmas cards that they wish to give to their classmates. Cards should be posted in the class letterbox of the pupil they wish to give the card to - these are all lined up in the library. Once they have been quarantined over the weekend, they can be handed out.
Thank you for your understanding.
Make a Christmas Wish!
This year - for obvious reasons - is a little different and because we are not all able to gather in the hall, we are putting up our Christmas outside the office. To make it extra special, we are asking you to pay £1 for your child to put their Christmas wish in a bauble to place on the tree.
The money we raise will be going to the Neonatal Unit at Birmingham Women's Hospital. Not only will this provide an amazing charity with some more money to continue the honourable work that they do, but it will make our Christmas tree extra special this year and give the children a chance to make a Christmas wish.
All donations need to be in by Friday 4th December, so that we can make our baubles and put them on the tree next Monday.
Thank you for your continued support during the season of Advent. Our mission, as well as your own, is to try and help those in need at this very important time of the year.
Second Friday of Advent
This Friday, we will be asking the children for a small donation of £1 towards CAFOD World Gifts. As a class, we are trying to raise enough money for a goat and an emergency water supply for a family. This means that we need to raise £33 (every child in our class and the two adults).
If you can bring in £1, you are able to wear your own clothes!
First Friday of Advent
As usual, every Friday during advent we will be raising money for charity and wearing our own clothes as a reward for our generosity. This Friday (27th Nov), we will be asking you to bring in food items to donate to our local food bank.
Here is a list of items that the food bank needs:
- Dry food items: cereal, pasta, lentils, beans, pulses, biscuits.
- Tinned food items: soup, pasta sauce, tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, meat.
- Drinks: tea, coffee, UHT milk, longlife fruit juice
If you are able to bring something in, then you may come into school in your own clothes!
Children in Need
In normal circumstances, we'd all be building up to a big 'Children in Need' day but sadly, things are a little different this year. Whilst we might not be able to get together as a whole school for the day, it is still important that we try to do our bit as the charities need our support, now more than ever!
In light of this, we will have an 'Own Clothes Day' on Friday (13th November) to raise some much-needed funds for Children in Need. It will be a £1 donation for the children to come in their own clothes.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Poppy Appeal - Remembrance Day 2020
Just a quick reminder that the Poppy Appeal will be taking place in school from this week, with a range of items available to purchase. If your child would like to buy something and donate to a great cause then please send them with change this week.
- zip ties and reflective key rings £0.50 each
- wrist bands £1.00 each
- snap bands £1.50 each
- metal badges (choice of two designs available) £2.00 each
HOME LEARNING JANUARY 2021