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Thorpe Lea Primary School

'A dedicated community working together, nurturing a safe, happy school where all children can achieve their potential'

Year 4

And just like that, we are in the Summer Term!


We have Swimming throughout this whole term, so please make sure your child has a swimming costume, towel and swimming hat with them every Wednesday.


Our swimming now means that we no longer have indoor PE and so the children only need to be in their PE kit for swimming on Wednesday) and for Outdoor PE on Friday.


Please make sure you are keeping going with the Times Tables at home on TTRockstars as the Times Tables Check is creeping closer and closer (It's only in June!)


Mr Dolby :)


A couple of important bits of information:



Homework is sent out on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. 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. It will also be uploaded to this Class Page to download each week if you should misplace it!



Our PE days are on Friday (Outdoors) and Wednesday (Swimming). 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.


TTRockstars + Purple Mash

We have subscriptions to both TTRockstars and Purple Mash which your child can access from home with their username and password. Their details should be on the inside cover of their reading diary. If it isn't there, please ask and I can give you a copy to keep safe at home! 


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 Mrs Bice will change it for them. 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 end of the day and in the morning 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. 


Isolation Work


If your child has to self isolate due to Covid-19, I have attached 6 weeks worth of work for them to complete at home. This work is almost entirely based on Oak Academy where the children will watch and take part in interactive lessons. At the start of each lesson, the teacher will detail what the children will need to have, although the majority of the time it is simply a pen/pencil and paper!


Please start with Isolation Work 1 and, if necessary, continue with 2 then 3 etc. 


If you need any extra information or support, please message the office ( and they will be able to forward any questions on to me.