Welcome to our school
*Please scroll down for some photos and HOME LEARNING links*
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
Hi everyone! Welcome to the summer term. I hope you are all keeping well? I'm missing you all and wish we were back together. It's been great seeing that some of you have been accessing the Purple Mash activities I have been setting each week and also leaving me comments about your work. I hope you have received my replies? (as you know, technology is not my strong point!). I can see that TTRockstars has gone a bit unused recently so please get back on it and keep practising!
If you have finished your home learning packs then please follow the links below and the ideas on the websites opening page. Don't forget the list of things we made together to keep busy and I'd love to see any pictures of things you've been up to.
The main thing is to be safe, look after yourselves and be kind to your family. Can't wait until we can see everyone again. I hope you've seen the school's video we made to show how much we're thinking of you (see the link on the opening page).
MUSIC will be taught by Miss Hudson
FRENCH will be taught by Madame Binns. Le français sera enseigné par Mme Binns
On Wednesdays, the children will be taught by Mrs Barker.
Teaching assistants: Mrs Lee, Miss Crane, Mrs Penny and Mrs Thompson
In Literacy, we will be
On Wednesdays, the class will have a grammar focus and complete activities with Mrs Barker.
On Fridays, the class will be tested on their weekly spellings. Spellings are given out on Friday in their homework books and are based on the statutory spellings required for individual abilities. Each week, the spelling list follows a particular spelling pattern in order to help the children learn a bank of words with certain spelling rules.
Year 4 is also the year that children earn their ‘pen licence’ — that peak of handwriting neatness that allows your child to write in pen at school. This can be a big thing for your child. However, don’t worry if your child is not writing with a pen straight away. They will get there eventually.
I have my pen license! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Reading activities will take place daily - individual reading, small group reading and whole class reading activities.
Carry on reading together
For English, the single most important thing that you can do to help your child progress, is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style. When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:
Of course, children in Year 4 are perfectly capable of reading to themselves as well, and independent reading (and writing) must also be encouraged. However, it is important that those comprehension skills are regularly checked and reading aloud is perfect for that. We therefore ask that you continue to support your child’s progress in reading at home by making time to read with them and to talk about the books they read on a daily basis. Please sign and date your child’s reading log book to confirm they have read with you each day. We will check the log books and the children will be rewarded with house points for reading at home.
MATHS - we will be covering:
Please continue to encourage and support your child’s mathematical progress by helping them to master the times tables to 12 x 12 and learning to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks. In maths there is an expectation that by the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic:
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P.E./GAMES This half term, PE and Games will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
Outdoor and indoor PE kits are required. Trainers are important outside and black PE pumps for inside. Thank you!
In school? At home? KEEP FIT!
Please encourage your child to establish good routines for completion of homework activities by getting involved and supporting and praising their efforts. If your child is unsure about what they have to do, please tell them to ask us for help at school and reassure them that it is perfectly fine to do so.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or your child’s learning, please come and speak to us. We are looking forward to working with the children and making this an enjoyable and successful year for everyone.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Oxley and Mrs Barker
HOME LEARNING LINKS
30 minutes of PE with Joe Wicks
David Walliams daily extract
I See Maths
Children can also log onto Purple Mash using their log on details which will be sent home with each pupil.
Above - our representatives on the School Council for the Autumn/early Spring Terms
Below - our fantastic hall display of artwork inspired by the works of Scottish artist Steven Brown