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WestlandsFirst School

Year 4

Mrs Lines – 4 SL

Miss Freestone/ Mr Fair – 4 SF/RF


Home reading.

A letter will be handed out in the next week, explaining the expectations in terms of home reading. We require your child to read at least 3 times a week and are hoping that with home and school encouraging children to read they will develop a love of books and their improved reading will have a positive effect on their learning.

If you require any help in supporting or encouraging your child to read then please feel free to see any member of Year 4 staff who will be more than happy to help you.

Children will be able to change their reading books twice a week on the following days:-

SL Monday and Wednesday

RF/SFR Tuesday and Thursday

Don't forget you can also read on Bug Club by visiting


All children need to make sure that their PE kit is in school for the first week back. Your child needs, some indoor pumps, socks, black shorts and a white T shirt. These all need to be labeled and stored in a bag. PE kits remain in school for the half term. During the half term, the kits are taken home, washed and then returned ready for the next half terms learning. Your support and co-operation in this matter is appreciated.

Children's PE days will be updated onto this page when they have been agreed.

Mrs Lines class PE session is on a Friday where the children will be taking part in footie bugs sessions led by an external coach.!

Miss Freestone and Mr Fairs class will have their PE sessions on a Friday where they will have footie bugs sessions led by an external coach.

Homework and Spelling

The children will soon been given a copy of this half terms homework and we hope that the choice that the children have will inspire them to do some fantastic home learning. At least 1 piece of homework is required by the end of half term. We insist that homework is completed to a high standard and presented beautifully. Can we also ask that if your child completes a piece of homework it should reflect approximately 3 hours worth of work!

Spellings will be given out from the first week back and the children will receive a spelling test on  a Monday. We would encourage parents to support their children in completing their homework and learning their spellings. If you need any help or support in strategies or ideas then please see your child’s class teacher who will be only too happy to help.


We have changed the way that we set the children's targets and we are asking the children to choose their own target in writing!

This has worked really well and the children are really honest about the next steps they need to take in their learning. Please ask your child about their target and give examples of what they can do to acheive it!