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Bishopston Road, Bishopston, Swansea, SA3 3EN
Year 4 – Mr Evans
Welcome to Year 4!
Here you can find all the information about our class routines.
Dinner Money and school payments
School dinner money is paid via sQuid. School dinners cost £2.40 a day. Please see Mrs Mitchell if any assistance is needed setting up a new account.
As part of the County Healthy School Initiative, we encourage children to eat fruit as a morning snack during break time. Chocolate bars, biscuits, crisps etc, are not to be eaten at this time.
In class, each child has been provided with a school pen and pencil. Children are to write in black ink. They will be using green and purple pens for marking and evaluating their own and each other’s work (which will be provided by the school). There is also a stationery area in the class, which contains rubbers, sharpeners, rulers, coloured pens and pencils, scissors, glue etc. However, we do encourage children to bring in a pencil case with their own equipment wherever possible, as this would be helpful in reducing school costs. This also encourages children to look after, and respect their own belongings.
Homework is a way of enhancing the three way relationship between the teacher, the parents and most importantly the child. Homework will be set every Friday on Seesaw and should be completed by the following Wednesday.
Reading is a key skill which permeates the whole curriculum, and in school we endeavour to foster a love of books and reading. There is a selection of books available to borrow form the class library, but your child is welcome to bring in a book from home if preferred.
PE and Outdoor Learning
Please could your child bring shorts and a t-shirt to change for PE. Our session is on a Tuesday afternoon each week. The school PE uniform is a white t-shirt and navy or black shorts. Please label all clothing.
Outdoor Learning clothing should be wellingtons and waterproof clothing, or old clothes and trainers that are already tarnished. Outdoor Learning will be every Wednesday morning on the school site, with full offsite learning days at times throughout the term. You will be notified in advance via Seesaw about any off site visits. We often need parent helpers for our full day sessions, so please let us know if you are up for the challenge!
Lateness and Absences
It would benefit your child if they could arrive punctually in the morning as the first part of every session provides much of the basis for the rest of the day’s work. If your child is not able to come to school we would be grateful if you could inform us by either letting us know personally, in writing, by sending a Seesaw message, or by telephoning the school secretary. If you intend to take a holiday during school time, permission must be sought from the Head teacher.
As well as informing the school of any allergies your child may have, it would also be helpful to be reminded of these from time to time when your child may be participating in cooking or tasting activities.
Research has shown that children concentrate better if they have plenty to drink. In addition to your child’s lunchtime drink, please could your child bring an extra bottle of water (labelled with their name) to school each day. Their bottles will be accessible throughout the day and will be returned home at the end of each day for re-use.
Consent forms for educational visits and photograph permissions will be sent out shortly. Please could you endeavour to complete and return them as soon as possible, allowing us to enhance opportunities available to the children.
Our aim is to ensure your child is happy in school, foster a love of learning and promote healthy, happy relationships within a safe environment. We set high expectations for all the children and I hope it will be a wonderful year for them, one in which they will work hard, play hard and be the best they can be. We have an open door policy, so if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to see me at the end of the day, or arrange an appointment.
Many thanks in advance for your support and co-operation. I am thrilled to be teaching at Bishopston this year and look forward to getting to know all of the children. I’m sure we are all going to have a fantastic year!