Information for Parents

Swimming

Swimming lessons start on Monday 21st September and will take place every morning for three weeks. Children will  need to bring in appropriate swimwear and a towel. They can also bring goggles and swimming caps if required.Please ensure that your child has a name-labelled bag to carry their swimming gear in and that all items of clothing are named. The children should not bring shampoo, shower gel etc.

 The initial lesson will take place in the shallow end, where the instructors will assess each child's swimming ability and place them into groups appropriate to the level that they are at.

Update 24th September: Please could all children bring an old pair of shorts and a t-shirt with them every Friday for swimming.

P.E.
P.E will take place on Thursday and Friday mornings. Please can all children have their kit in school on these days. We will do as much outdoor PE as possible (weather dependent) so please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear with them.

Reading
In Year 4 we aim to listen to each child read as often as possible, as well as doing Group Guided Reading on a daily basis. Please could you ensure that you child brings their home reading book into school each day. We will change their books when necessary.

Reading Journals
Could all parents please encourage their children to complete an activity from their "Reading Journals" at least once a week. They will be marked in school when completed. Children who are free readers can either read a book from home or choose one from our class library.

Spellings
Spelling tests will take place every Friday morning. New spellings will be issued on the same day and lists will be made available in our Spelling section. It is the children's responsibility to ensure they have copied their new spellings correctly and I would urge them to use our website to check.

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