Welcome to our school
Above - our School Councillors
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Welcome to the 2019 Spring Term. I hope you have had a nice relaxing break over the holidays.
P.E. & Games
Please ensure your child has both kits in school from the first day back. If the weather is nice, we could move P.E and Games to different days.
PE lessons (indoor) in class 5 will normally be on a Thursday afternoon. Games lessons (outside) will normally be on a Tuesday afternoon.
For PE lessons the children need a plain white t-shirt and black shorts. Bare feet are fine for PE although black pumps are preferred to avoid any injury.
An outdoor kit is required for Games lessons, which should include a warm pair of joggers or a track suit, T shirt, jumper plus trainers. To avoid your child missing Games, it is advisable that they keep their kit in their locker during the week.
Could you please ensure that your child’s kit is clearly labelled with their name as there are often unclaimed items in the classroom.
In P.E: we will be
Your child will bring home a reading book and reading record every day to share with you. We will ensure that your child will read at least once a week by a teacher or a teaching assistant. As part of their homework children are asked to read each evening to an adult (house points will be awarded). In order to help us monitor your child’s reading progress please could you write a comment in their reading logbook.
Reading is not only about the completion of books and moving through the scheme, but also about your child's understanding. Please read no more than 15 pages at any one time. After this, discuss the vocabulary used and the text/story with your child. This will help them to think about what they have read and will also show you that they have understood the content. This is vital to enhance your child's reading ability and their enjoyment of reading.
Year 3 & 4 children are asked to do a small amount of homework each week. This will consist of:-
* Reading every night with an adult
* Learning weekly spellings following a given list and pattern
* Learning their times tables starting with the 2,3,4,5 and 10 x. Then progressing onto 6,7,8, 9, 11 and 12x. The children need to be able to chant the times tables in order but also answer questions in a random order based on their knowledge.
* Occasionally, reinforcement work may be sent home for completion.
In Literacy we will be
In Maths we will
Please support your child by helping them to learn the times tables at home. If your child knows their times tables they will find all aspects of maths easier. Times tables are crucial for fractions, division and problem solving work.
In Science we will be
In History/Geography we will be
In Art we will be
Monday 15th April - School reopens for the Summer Term.
Wednesday 17th April - Friends of Chesham - 'Easter Eggstravaganza', 3.30pm-5.00pm.
Thursday 18th April - School closes for the Easter weekend.
Tuesday 23rd April - School reopens.
Monday 6th May - School closed for Bank Holiday.
Friday 3rd May - Year 3/4 children leave for Robinwood.
Sunday 5th May - Year 3/4 children return from Robinwood.
Tuesday 7th May - School reopens.
Friday 24th May - School closes for half-term.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
You may find the following websites useful in supporting your child's learning:
Below - our fantastic 'Online Safety' hall display
Below - 2 views of our terrific Spring Term 'Harry Potter' classroom display
Below - our terrific classroom and corridor displays inspired by our work on 'The Romans' & 'Roman Britain' from the Autumn Term