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Ysgol Bryn Gwalia C.P.

Growing Together, Aiming High

Year 4

Croeso i Blwyddyn 4 – Mrs Garland’s Class


Autumn Term 2020 - Frozen World

Class Text: Polar Bears Explorers Club by Alex Bell


Spring Term 2021 - Ancient Egypt


Summer Term 2021 - Rainforests

Class Text: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell


In Year 4 we continue to build on the foundation of previous years to grow happy, healthy, and considerate young people. Children are much more likely to thrive when home and school work together, therefore if there is anything you need me to know or if you have any questions please feel free to make an appointment via the main office or contact me on Seesaw.


Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions, but if I’ve missed anything, please let me know.




After a strange few months we are very much looking forward to welcoming children back to school from Monday 7th September. Things will look a little different, including the staggered start and end times to the day. Please read the below carefully. 

  • Year 4 - 9am - 3pm - Pick up and drop off at the pedestrian gate at the top of the school by the car park entrance and eco garden.
  • On Wednesdays and Fridays children will have PE so they can come to school in their PE kids. This is to support parents with washing as it is recommended that that uniform is changed daily, additionally our changing space is limited at present. September has the potential to be very cold, therefore a suitable PE kit is important as all sessions will be outside. PE kit is as follows:

    - Black leggings/joggers/shorts (plain, unbranded, no logos or slogans please)

    - White plain t-shirt

    - Black pumps or trainers

    - Black hoodie/Jumper/Fleece (plain please. The website has some options)

  • Parents cannot enter the school site without an appointment which can be made by telephoning the school office or by messaging me on Seesaw

  • Children will be allocated a desk between two - forward facing only

  • All equipment will be provided for the children, therefore, no pencil cases are needed. Only a filled water bottle and lunchbox (if having packed lunch) will need to be brought in

  • Shared equipment such as iPads will be wiped down after each use

  • Regular hand-washing will take place during the day

  • Breakfast and after school club will still be available, however, places will need to be booked using the following link: 



It is essential that all parents/carers sign up to Seesaw, as this will be the main method of communication this year. As we know from the school closures this year, the situation can change quickly and we need to have a quick, reliable method of communication between school and home. If you are not on Seesaw and need a code, or you are struggling to access it then please let me know. 



Reading, spelling and maths including times tables should be worked on daily if possible. 10 – 15 minute short bursts are more beneficial than a long session once per week. Children each have a personal log on to RM maths and physical reading books are available. Please keep all log on details safe as they are difficult to replace. This term we will be trialling the use of Google Classroom for homework - more details will follow soon.  



As above, PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays this year and children can wear their PE kit to school on these days. A warm PE kit will be needed for Autumn Term. Please see the PE kit guidelines above. 



Everyone concentrates better when they are well hydrated therefore children need a water bottle in school. This bottle is in addition to the one they may have in their lunch bag. Water bottles will need to go home every night and be refilled in the morning at home. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to refill water bottles in school during the day.



Currently we are unable to offer snack in school. You are welcome to send you child in with a healthy snack each day. 



In an attempt to minimise our paper consumption, most of our important information can be found via the school website, and Twitter feed @BrynGwalia. 



Home learning during any school closures will be accessed through Google Classroom. There will be daily Maths, English and Topic tasks provided, as well as paper packs for those who have no access to Google Classroom.