Here Comes The Sun!
Welcome back Cherry Class!
It's the Summer Term and everyone has grown - not just up, but in our learning too.
Now we are over halfway through the year, it is obvious how much more responsible the Year 4 children are, so please encourage your child to be in charge of bringing in their reading book and reading record each day.
As the sun is out more, the children need to be prepared for this. The sun can be strong, even on dull days. We suggest your child brings a hat and a water bottle. The children are able to fill up bottles from the drinking water tap in class whenever they need to.
Class teacher: Miss Hnat
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Northfield and Mrs Wayne
PPA teacher: Mrs Hill
Music teacher: Mr Ecclestone
Sports coach: Mr Chris
We have PE on Mondays (Athletics) and Wednesdays (Rounders)
We are still asking that the children come to school dressed in PE kit suitable for the lesson on that day.
The class have athletics on Mondays and need to be wearing clothing that allows them to move comfortably and freely.
Our rounders lessons are outside this half term, so we ask that the weather is considered. Layers are preferable, as they keep the children warmer, if cloudy, whilst still being removable as they and the weather warm up. We also ask that shoulders are covered (no strappy tops) as they burn easily.
Earrings and watches must be removed for PE (as stated in our policy, jewellery other than watches should not be worn to school) and long hair tied back. If your child cannot remove or put in their own earrings, please remove these for your child before school on PE days.
If your child is unable to participate in a PE lesson for a medical reason, an adult must communicate this to school.
Drinks and snacks - We encourage the children to stay hydrated by having their water bottles on the table with them throughout the day. They may top them up from the drinking water tap in class whenever needed.
Snacks of fruit (or veg) may be eaten outside during morning break.
Reading! This is part of our homework expectation.
Reading with your child for even a few minutes a day helps them to develop their love of reading as well as their confidence in learning generally. In Year 4 your child should be reading for 20 to 30 minutes each day at home. Of course they may read more, but this is a minimum amount of homework.
Why not let your child see you reading for pleasure and discuss your books together!
The Reading Record should be kept up-to-date and we ask the children to fill it in as they go, making comments and observations about their thoughts before they move onto another book. We welcome your observations about their reading and book discussions in the Reading Record too.
The children are also expected to note unknown vocabulary in their Reading Record, along with the meanings. You might discuss this with your child or direct them to a dictionary (online dictionaries too!). It is important to revisit the story afterwards so that the full meaning of the story is understood.
This is part of the expected homework.
If you run out of books at home or are having trouble accessing the library, check out the online books here:
Reading prompts - here are some questions to use with your child when you discuss books together
Times Table Homework:
Year 4 will be participating in the Times Table Check this summer. All Year 4 pupils across the country will take a quick screen-based quiz to help guage their strengths and inform us of their next steps. Every child has a TimesTable Rockstars log-in as part of their weekly homework.
Below, are some booklets for your child to use at home - a little each day is so effective.
Online Times Table Rockstars Tasks:
(call or email the school if you can't log in)
Some of the children have been determined to complete more levels in Numbots and I am thrilled with their perseverance. They should, however, now be accessing Times Table Rockstars.