Autumn Term Newsletter
Welcome to the new school year at Melbourne Junior School as your child moves into Year 4. We would like to let you know a little more about the Year 4 team and what we will be doing over the forthcoming term.
The Year 4 Team
We have a team of dedicated adults working with the children to support their learning. In addition to our class teachers:
PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)
On Tuesday mornings, Mrs Cavanagh will be out of the classroom on PPA time, Mrs McGibbon and Mrs Pegg will be out of class on Wednesday mornings on PPA time. Mrs Worthington will be teaching the Year 4 classes during these mornings.
Our Curriculum this term:
Meet the teacher
On Tuesday 19 September and Thursday 21 September there is the opportunity to pop into your child’s classroom after school to meet their teacher.
Please see the school newsletter for other important dates.
All children will be able to log-on to Spelling Shed in order to work on their weekly spellings.
Spelling activities also take place in the classroom each week.
Spellings are tested and new wordlists will be given out each Friday; however, this won’t start for a few weeks.
It is an expectation that children will read a minimum of four times a week, preferably aloud to an adult. This recognises the importance of practising this vital life skill. Many reading skills, such as expression and intonation, can only be developed when reading aloud. Please record and sign all reading in homework diaries. Children who meet the minimum target by the Friday diary check (Cedar )/Monday diary check (Poplar), will receive a Reading Reward.
Our P.E. days this term are:
Cedar - Monday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor)
Poplar – Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)
Children should continue to come to school in P.E. kit on their P.E. days. Please note that school jumpers/cardigans should be worn rather than other jumpers/hoodies.
A note would be appreciated if your child is to be excused from his/her P.E. lesson. For health and safety reasons, earrings should not be worn on P.E. days and long hair tied back.
Information going forward
Weekly newsletters, sent via email, will keep you informed of whole school information.
Information and news specific to Year 4 can be found on the Year 4 page of the school website.
Getting in touch
There are a number of ways you can contact us. We encourage the use of the homework diary for simple messages or queries and to contact the office in person or via the school email:
We are also available to be contacted via email using the following email addresses:
We will endeavour to respond to emails as soon as it is practicable to do so and between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm.
In addition, we are usually available after school. Alternatively, an appointment can be made for a mutually convenient time.
The Year 4 Team
Mrs Cavanagh, Mrs McGibbon, Mrs Pegg,
Mrs Jackson, Mrs Farmer, Mrs Parkinson