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Downsell Primary School

Year 4 Newsletter-Autumn 2014
Dear Parents/Carers,
Welcome to the Year 4 newsletter for the Autumn term. We hope
you had an enjoyable summer. We are looking forward to an exciting
and productive time together. Here are some of the things to look
forward to.

PE and PE kit
Physical Education is a compulsory part of our curriculum and this
takes place on Friday afternoons. Please make sure that your child
has blue/black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T shirt and black
plimsolls. Please add their name to the inside labels so that items are
not lost. Your child will need a bag to carry their kit and hold their
uniform when they change for P.E. All jewellery must be removed.

The year 4 Teachers are:
Class 13- Mr Hussain
Class 14- Ms Tehseen
Class 15- Mr Pallas

The year 4 Teaching Assistants are:
Class 13- Mrs Sohail
Class 14- Mr Fox
Class 15- Mrs Hossen


Homework is based on tasks the children have been working on
during the week. If you need advice on helping your child with their
homework, please contact the relevant teacher. We expect
homework to be returned by Wednesday the following week.
Spellings that are set will be tested, please ensure that your child
practises any spellings they are given and learns to use them.
Reading Books

Reading books are changed regularly. Please write comments in their
reading diaries concerning your child’s reading progress at home. Do
place these in a book bag and return the diary daily.

Library Books
Library books need to be returned to school weekly. Any lost books
will have to be paid for.

This Term’s Topics:
In Literacy the topics for this term will be short stories from the past-
to describe characters and settings, newspaper reports and poetry.
In Numeracy our focus is a new programme called Maths Makes
Sense, which the whole school is taking part in. In History this half-
term we will be looking at Romans. In Science, we will be studying
Animals including indigestion where children will learn about the
purpose of how food is treated in our bodies. In Design and
Technology we will be studying Chairs and be led by our Music
Teacher Miss O’Neil- to learn music appreciation, composition and
performance, with voice and musical instruments at year 4 age
appropriate levels. For PSHE we will be studying New Beginnings.
Collecting Children when it rains.

Can parents collect their children when it is raining from the
following classes:
Class 13 from Class 19
Class 14 from Class 20
Class 15 from Class 21

School Trips

This term we hope to visit a Hindu Temple and visit Stratford theatre.
Parent Helpers
Parents are always welcome to help. If you are interested please
remember ALL school volunteer helpers are required to have a CRB
check for schools trips or support in the school. Please check with the
school office.

We hope that you will enjoy the term along with us and would like to
thank you all for your continued support.

Mr Hussain Ms Tehseen Mr Pallas
Class 13 Class 14 Class 15