Welcome to the Macaws 2019

Welcome to Y4 Macaws Class 2019-2020


Please read through all of the information below.


This term we will be focussing on folk tales in English and having a go at writing our own.  We will study our locality as part of the topic work, including investigating some changes over time near our school grounds.  Sound and electricity are this term’s Science topics.  In Mathematics, we will focus on number, place value, problem-solving, addition and subtraction.  For more information, look at the long-term plan on Macaws pages on the school’s website.


During the year, we will make posts on the Macaws web pages, including photographs and news about our work.


There is also a Calendar on the website which has school events listed for you.


Mrs Peart, Miss Hall and Miss Bloss all work with us at times during the week.  Miss Castle and Miss Robson also work with Macaws.




P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays.  The children must have the correct P.E. clothing:

  •         white t-shirt
  •         black/ navy shorts/skorts
  •         trainers
  •         hairband for shoulder length or longer hair
  •         earrings out
  •         warm sweatshirt/ hoody
  •         tracksuit bottoms


Kit should always be available in school

Day school uniform is not allowed to be worn (i.e. cardigans/ school jumper)


If your child can not take part for any reason, please write a note in their pupil planner to explain.


P.E. Kit should be taken home at half term for washing.






Listen to your child read to you at least 4 times a week.


Homework is set on Friday to be handed in on Monday.


Spelling work is to be completed in the blue Spelling Journal.




Your child needs to bring their pupil planner to school every day. 


On the weekly pages, record each time you sit with your child and hear them read.


Write down the book title and a comment: e.g. ‘read all words very well but couldn’t explain what had happened in the story…’ or- ‘I asked him to find the verbs in a paragraph and he did it / struggled / couldn’t remember what a verb is…’ 


The Pupil Planner is also your Home-School contact book.


Use the pupil planner to send notes to us in it:

 e.g. ‘He hurt his ankle at Gravity last night – please can he miss P.E. today…’ and we can send notes home to you

e.g.: ‘She says her plimsolls are lost / too small / keep falling off…’  The planners are helpful for keeping in touch.

e.g.  ‘He’s going home with Mrs Smith tonight.


Your child will need to have their pupil planner on their desk every day.  If you have sent a note in, they are to put their pupil planner in the green tray first thing in the morning.

Keeping organised with their pupil planner is a valuable learning experience for you to support your child with.



Contacting Us.


Any time you need to catch up with the Y4 team, please contact the school to arrange a meeting, send in a message in the pupil planner or see us on the playground before/after school.


Yours sincerely,

 Mr Beake