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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Year 4

Dear Parents of Year 4


Welcome back from the summer holidays, I hope you are all raring and ready for the new learning we have coming up over the next academic year.  I am really excited to be your teacher for the next year.


If you would like to prepare for the new topics, please look at the curriculum year overview. The link is posted below.  

Looking forward to meeting you all over the next academic year.


Best wishes,

Ms Gin




TTRockstars + Purple Mash

We have subscriptions to both TTRockstars and Purple Mash which your child can access from home with their username and password. If you have forgotten or need another copy of these please speak to me or Miss Downs or Miss Scott at the beginning or end of the day or write a note in your child's reading diary. 


A couple of important bits of information:



Homework is sent out on a Monday and should be returned by Thursday of the same week. Homework consists of 10 spellings, a short Topic task as well as the expectation that children should be reading at least 4 times a week at home and practicing their Times Tables on TTRockstars. The Homework sheet will be stuck into their Homework books with instructions on what the children need to do. 



Our PE days are on a Tuesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor). Please make sure your child has appropriate footwear for running (trainers) and that they have a jacket or a coat if the weather is cold for outdoor PE.




Please ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school each day and that school shoes or all black trainers are worn, The uniform code can be found on the school website, or a copy can be obtained from the school office.


PE kit should consist of a blue t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. In wet weather, your child may want to have a spare pair of socks, that are different from the ones they wear during the rest of the day. In cold weather, your child may want to wear a tracksuit and also their jumper/cardigan.


Thank you

Reading Books

It is really important that the children are reading at home at least 4 times a week as this allows them to practice frequently and ensures they continue to make good progress. In addition to their home reading, they will have an opportunity to read at school everyday as well as read with me 1-1 at least once a week. When children have finished reading their school book, they need to put it into the box at the front of our class and Miss Downs will change it for them. Book change days are on Mondays.. If they are a free reader, they can change their book on their own from our class library.



I will always be available at the beginning of the day if you have any concerns. 

However, if you have any pressing concerns or anything more major that will require more time than a brief chat then please contact the office and they can let me know and I contact you as quickly as possible or arrange a meeting. 

Spellings- Year 3 and 4