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General Information

First of all, I’d like to welcome you to Year 4/5! This year your child will be taught by myself, Miss Brierley and supported in class by Mrs Smithson-Shaw (Tuesday-Friday) and Mrs Walker (Monday). Here is some information that you will need for this academic year.


Class Dojo & Contact Information

Can you please ensure that you are signed up to Class Dojo. It is a great way of getting in touch and sharing messages; especially if you, or I, or one of the team, are not about at the beginning or end of the school day. Please message with any queries or worries and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


School Uniform

Please remember that all children should wear school uniform for the duration of the school day. Children are permitted to wear boots or trainers for outdoor use but should have black school shoes in school to change into.



This year a homework grid will be added to class dojo at the beginning of a term – if your child requires a paper copy of the grid please ask. Your child should aim to complete a task a week which must be handed in each Friday. Many of the tasks should be able to be completed independently, some may require adult support. Homework helps independent learning and consolidates work completed in class.


Home readers

As well as their homework grid, your child will receive a school reading book. I will be checking and signing your child’s reading record every Monday to confirm that their record has been signed to show that they have read the previous week. It would be wonderful if you could encourage your child to read to you daily and complete their reading record too. I do appreciate that as reading skills improve, your child may be bringing home books with several chapters. Books cannot be changed unless you have signed to say that your child has read to you and finished the book.



Spellings will be given on a Friday with a test the following Friday, the spellings that your child receives will cover a rule or focus that we will be looking at in class that week.


Water Bottles

Please could all children bring a water bottle to school for their own personal use during the day.


Physical Education

This half term, we have P.E. on a Monday & Tuesday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kits.



Please could children remove jewellery prior to PE lessons. Staff are unable to remove earrings for children. Children can cover with plasters if they are able to do so independently.


Should you have any concerns about your child whilst they are in Year 4/5, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me or to arrange an appointment to discuss any issues.


Miss Brierley smiley