Hello and welcome to Year 4.
Things are certainly different this year and this term Mrs Roberts and I will be spending time helping your children in settling back into a classroom learning environment. We will be looking at the important areas that may have been missed during lockdown and will be adapting what we do in class according to their needs. If you have any questions please post them on our class padlet and I will endeavor to answer them as quickly as possible. The link is: https://padlet.com/misterkelly/h4vsups0tjhbfewg
Rather than an enquiry, we are starting the year by covering some of the important areas that were missed in Year 3 as a result of the lockdown.
Our homework in Year 4 continues to be reading, spellings and times tables.
Reading at home is vital for a child’s development. It is already clear from hearing the children read in class that they love reading to an adult, so please support them with this. It only needs to be for 15 minutes and should be recorded in their Reading Record. This needs to be brought into school every day so that their reading can be checked. When they have read to an adult (and had their Record signed) 15, 30 and 50 times, they will receive a prize from Mrs Randall.
Spellings are given out every Friday to be learnt for the following week. Please help your child by practising their spellings during the week. A list of the week’s spellings will be posted on the Class page on the web-site each week.
In Year 4, we ask you to help your child with learning their tables. These can be practiced through TT Rockstars. Regular practice will help your child to improve their recall speed and accuracy. The TTRS program will also help prepare them for next year’s Government Times Table Check. TTRS can be accessed through tablets, Smartphones and computers.
As Athletes we will have P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. This year we are asking the class to bring their PE kits in to school on a Monday and take them home on Friday. Please could you check each Monday that your child has their kit ready to take to school.
Water Bottles: Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. Under the Covid regulations we are not allowed to give out water bottles or hold them in school overnight.
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Dates for the Diary
16.09.20 – Meet the teacher PowerPoint
uploaded onto the website.
21.09.20 — 03.10.20 – Harvest Donations
01.10.20 – Diversity Month
05.1020 – Individual Photographs (TBC)
23.10.20 – Half Term