Friday 25th September 2020
Once again, we end a busy week in class 4 and look forward to a relaxing time with family and friends, in small numbers at a time of course.
The children have shown that they are keen to be in school and are super-efficient at saying goodbye to parents or carers, having their temperature taken and beginning the school day. They are now in a routine and have adjusted to the number of times hand washing is necessary, as well as taking responsibility for their own belongings and waste disposal. They understand the importance of good hygiene and should be proud of their great efforts.
As always, please encourage your child to complete Home Learning to the best of their ability and ensure that they bring it into school on a Tuesday. If there is a problem, a short note of explanation will help us to understand and support your child as necessary. Although you may not get a personal response, be assured that we will take appropriate action.
Children know that PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays and must have kit in school on these days. As the weather is changeable, and likely to get colder, please include a warm sweatshirt and jogging bottoms or leggings.
As included on the Half-termly topic map for PSHE, the children are learning about staying safe, positive friendships and responding to hurtful behaviour. These are valuable life lessons and whilst we do our best to promote this in school, please talk to your children about their learning and how to conduct themselves in and out of school. As they grow older and have more independence, at your discretion, it is important that they are aware of possible pitfalls and have the necessary emotional resilience and understanding of how to deal with various scenarios, including those online. These lessons take many forms and the children may not even realise that it is a PSHE lesson.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and be kind to yourself and to others.
Week Beginning 21st September
Once again the weather was kind to us and the children were able to enjoy outdoor activities, including learning linked to PE, PHSE, active maths and fun break times. Although we hope the weather will remain as warm and sunny, it does mean that the children are drinking more. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day. You are probably aware that the children are having a slightly later lunch and are therefore more likely to require a morning snack to keep their hunger at bay.
It is also helpful if you can remind your child to take responsibility for their belongings and to bring reading records and stationery into school every day.
The Home Learning Task is attached below and is due in on Tuesday when we will review it with the children and carry out a spelling and number facts test. The spellings form part of the English lessons and children do have an opportunity to identify patterns, tricky parts and to practise reading and writing these.
We are looking forward to another week of varied learning opportunities and wish everyone a great week.
Autumn 1 Week beginning 14th September 2020
The children are becoming more used to the school routine and are learning to take responsibility for matters relating to hygiene and organising their belongings. Please ensure that they have a water bottle in school, particularly in view of the hot weather predicted, as well as the necessary staionery and PE kit.
The biggest excitement last week was having a bird fly into the class, closely followed by attending Lizzie's assembly in the hall.
The Home learning task is below.
Have a great week.
Autumn 1- Week Beginning 7th September 2020
It was great to see all the children back in class and becoming used to the new timings and routines. They have shown enthusiasm and appear ‘Ready to Learn’.
We now look forward to a busy term with our topic, which is ‘What a Wonderful World.’ The children will be finding out about their local area, as well as learning about ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ in science. Please look at the topic map below which gives an overview of coverage this half-term.
We will have PE on a Monday and a Friday so please ensure that indoor and outdoor kits are provided, and that all items of clothing are named. We will continue to aim for a daily run so children will need kits in school each day.
Home Learning will continue to be sent out on a Thursday, to be completed and in school by the following Tuesday. Please encourage your child to read daily for pleasure, keep the Reading Record up to date and to practise spellings on a regular basis. Spelling strategies will be taught in class, given out as weekly home learning and tested on a Tuesday. The half-termly spelling list is shown below.
If you need to advise me of any changes or issues relating to your child, please either send a short note via your child ( if appropriate) or email the admin staff who will pass this on to me. This will ensure that I am aware of any concerns and will act accordingly.
I appreciate your cooperation and know that we can work together to ensure that learning is a positive experience for your child.
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome back to school for the Autumn Term and to year 4. I hope you had a lovely summer break seeing new things and spending time, where possible, with your family and friends. Some of you will not have been in school since March but I am sure that, after a morning in class, it will be as if you had never been away. I am looking forward to the new term and sharing the topics with you. Our first half-term unit is ‘What a Wonderful World’ Please see the topic map below for details.
Please remember that, as stated in the newsletter of 13th July, the start times are varied depending on year group. Year 4 will start at 8.45 and finish at 3.15pm
PE is twice a week –Outdoor Games, Gymnastics or dance on a Friday afternoon plus one other. Please ensure that your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit, including training shoes, in school as we will also have the daily mile and outdoor activities linked to our topics. Due to the changeable weather, please also send your child to school with a waterproof coat or jacket.
Please also provide an apron or a cover up for art lessons. As with all belongings, ensure that this is named.
Home learning will be handed out on Thursdays and is due back on Tuesdays. If your child is struggling to complete any of the home learning tasks, please let me know. Reading books and reading records should be in school every day. The children must bring pencil cases to school (see the newsletter for details); we aim for children to take responsibility for their own belongings.
Finally if you have any concerns regarding your child, please send an email via the admin address which will be passed on to me.
MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE LINK
Below is the link for the multiplication check as promised.
Please try and practise as often as possible to ensure your child is familiar with the layout and time pressure. We will also be using this website to practise in class. The multiplication check will be carried out in June.