Mrs Tighe, Mrs Luscombe and Miss Whitley would like to welcome you to year 4.
Below is a very quick explanation of our daily routines and timetable:
Mrs Tighe will teach year 4 on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays and Mrs Luscombe will teach alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Jones will take PPA cover on Wednesday afternoons.
Every child should bring a reading book and reading diary home with them everyday. To develop comprehension skills, it would be useful if you could read with your child three times a week and question them about what they have read. Please sign the reading diary when your child has read. It would be helpful if a 'H' can be marked in, to show that reading has been at home. There will be also be termly reading challenges, where children will earn rewards for reading.
Every child will bring a list of spellings home with them on a Thursday. They are tested on these words the following Thursday so please ensure they practice the words at home and have their spelling books in school every day. A good way of practising spellings is by using: look, say, cover, write, check- reading the word, saying the word, covering it and then having a go at writing it. The children also can use the pyramid way of spelling their words as well.
Homework is given to your child every other Friday and children are given 10 days to complete this. It should be returned on a Wednesday. Homework is set in a menu format where there are a number of optional activities to complete. Homework that is expected to be completed by everyone is as follows: spellings, learning of tables, /key number facts and reading.
Please continue to encourage your child to learn their times tables. Knowing them really helps in many aspects of maths. They are tested on their times table knowledge regularly. This includes knowing the division facts that relate to the multiplication. Children should also be able to ‘wire it up’ and carry out division operations as well as multiplication.
MyMaths.co.uk is an online homework for all children. The work set follows the work covered in class. The maths is self-marking so the children can instantly see how well they have done and can re-take the homework for a better final result. If using an iPad, then download Puffin Academy from iTunes. This will then allow access via iPad without the use of a Flash Media Player. Children have their own login and passwords.
Children also have access to IXL, a online homework that is all about grammar and will really help the children develop their understanding of grammar. Children have their own login and passwords. We will be using this program in school this year for learning and children are able to use it at home as well.
P.E. is usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school at all times as we often have specialist teachers that visit on different days which involves extra P.E. Outdoor PE kit consists of: white t-shirt, trainers and jogging bottoms whilst indoor PE kit consists of: white t-shirt, white PE shorts and black plimsoles
If you have any concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us, either by sending a note in with your child, emailing the school, or making an appointment at the school reception.
Mrs Tighe, Mrs Luscombe, Miss Whitley