Welcome back to a new year! After the break the children are refreshed and ready for learning again. As we are still conscious of covid, we’re continuing to promote lots of handwashing and hygiene. We are also ventilating the classrooms and, despite the heating also being on, the rooms can get chilly. Therefore, we’d ask you to send your child in wearing layers – vest, shirt jumper – so they don’t get a chill.
- Homework is posted on Google Classroom each Thursday, consisting of spellings and a written task. The spellings are based around all the common and tricky words a child should know by the end of Year 4. The spelling task consists of learning the words plus knowing their meaning and how to use them in the right context. Your child will demonstrate this by writing sentences incorporating these words. This should be done in the back of their reading journals. Written tasks should also be written in the back of the reading journals.
- Maths will be set online ( mymaths.co.uk) to reinforce what we have been learning in class that week.
- Thorough times table knowledge is a core skill your child should aspire to by the end of Year 4. To this end, your child should regularly visit TT Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student). We would recommend this is done daily for maybe five or ten minutes. We have set this up so that it learns your child’s strengths and weaknesses via the ‘gig’ session, which follows this up with targeted sessions. The website also has an app that can be installed on a tablet or smartphone.
If you are having difficulty in logging into any of the websites, please get in touch.
Tuesday PE – dance (come in your PE kit)
Wednesday PE – outdoors (come in your PE kit)
Thursday Ms Killick planning time in the afternoon, class covered by Ms Joyes
School Trips: these are on hold during the first half of the spring term.
Contact with teacher: There are several ways you can get in touch with me: by email email@example.com , by phone to the office who let me know to call you or in the playground at the end of the day.