Class 6 - Peacocks
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It's The 2023 Summer Term!
MUSIC will be taught by Miss Newton
FRENCH will be taught by Madame Binns. Le français sera enseigné par Mme Binns.
These will be on Thursday afternoon. Ce sera mercredi après-midi.
Teaching assistants: Mrs Penny, Mrs Hancock, Mrs Connelly, Mrs Entwistle, Miss Tudge, Mrs Moyes
Spellings will be set on Monday and tested the following Friday. The words given will follow the national spelling strategy. They will be put in your reading diary each week.
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:
- Make it fun! Use silly voices and read to each other as well as just listening.
- Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and understand the language and the deeper hidden messages in the sub-text.
- Read a wide range of writing — from comics to newspapers; from novels to Pokémon cards; and even the children’s own writing!
- Look up individual words in a dictionary or thesaurus together to find out what they mean.
- Stop if they or you are tired!
- Be a good role model for reading yourself. This is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa, forget the chores and read a good book yourself!
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.
Class reading - Our English lessons will be based on our class novel
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:
- Practise regularly and go back and repeat tables, previously practised
- Sing tables in the car; at mealtimes; before bed; walking the dog; at any spare minute!
- Put a poster at the end of their bed or give them tapes to listen to in the car
- Download an app to practise on a laptop or tablet
- Times table Rock Stars
Maths topics will include:-
Topic 1 - Topic 2 -
P.E./GAMES This half term, PE and Games will take place on Tuesday and Friday.
Sports will include:-
Outdoor and indoor PE kits are required. Trainers are important outside and black PE pumps for inside. Thank you!
We will have PE outside as much as possible, so please bring suitable clothing to cope with our British weather. Also, we shall complete the mile run as often as we can, so it's important to have trainers in school at all times.
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- Daily reading
- Multiplication/Division facts to 12 x 12
- Learning to tell the time using digital and analogue clocks
- Additional homework tasks linked to work in class. I shall give you new learning codes for Purple Mash and Seesaw so you can access on line learning activities.
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,
Dates for your diary for the 2nd half of the Summer Term;-
Tuesday 6th June - School reopens for the 2nd half of the Summer Term.
Thursday 15th June - Class photos will be taken this morning.
Friday 24th July - End of term; school closes at 2.30pm.
HOME LEARNING LINKS
David Walliams daily extract
I See Maths