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Roecroft Lower School

Miss Houghton - Year 4

Eagle

Welcome to Eagle Class, our class teacher is Miss Houghton and our teaching assistant is Miss Sumal.

We participate in different topics in our humanities subjects throughout the year, including investigating the Romans and studying local and international Geography including a project on North America. 

You will find Eagle class on the first floor of the school, working hard and having lots of fun! Our classroom is bright and airy, filled with laughter and we even have a balcony which we can use to sit on to do our work when the weather is nice.

Our aim is for the children to be ready to move on to Middle School with confidence and happy in the knowledge that they are well prepared for the next big step in their education.

Daily Routine

Year Four pupils are let in through the double doors on the path between the two playgrounds. This is also where children leave from at the end of the day.

The school day for Eagle Class starts at 8.55am and ends at 3.30pm

For morning break Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack to have at break time. This could be fruit, vegetables, rice cakes or a small sandwich. 

Milk is available for children to drink at break time if paid for by the parents or carers – please contact the office for more information.

Curriculum

Click on the link below for the Year 4 curriculum overview for the year.

Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Phonics and Spelling Programme 

In Key Stage 2 we continue with the Read Write Inc. phonics and spelling programme.

A spelling homework sheet is given out every Friday, the children should work on the spelling pattern at home daily alongside the learning that takes place each day in school.

The spelling test will take place every Friday. Children's results will be sent home the following week.

PE

PE lessons will be taking place indoors (Monday) and outdoors (Wednesday), so please remember that children will need to come in to school wearing their PE kits on both relevant days each week. Please also ensure your child has warm clothing to wear outside, including trainers as we use the field all year round.

Our PE kit is:

- Roecroft black shorts, or plain black shorts 
- Roecroft green PE top, or dark green t-shirt  
- Roecroft black joggers, or plain black joggers
- Roecroft black hoody, or plain black hoody
- Trainers (not Plimsolls)
- Roecroft PE socks, or green PE socks

All long hair should be tied back for PE lessons and earrings should be removed or covered with micropore tape if recently pierced.

Homework 

Children’s spellings should be practised daily alongside children using Doodle Maths, English and Spell, and Times Tables Rock Stars.

All children on and off our reading scheme are expected to be reading frequently throughout the week at home to an adult.  Please sign their reading record when you have listened to your child read aloud and discussed the book. 

Reading and Library Books

In Year 4, if the children are on our reading scheme, their books will be changed on a Thursday. When your child is ready to change their book please ensure you have signed their reading record and say they have finished their book.

Children will also have the opportunity to visit our school library each week and select a book to take home to read.