Happy New Year Year 4 Class!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019. We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you all for your Christmas wishes and gifts - it was very kind of you. We are very excited to be starting our Rainforest topic .
During the course of the week your children will continue to be taught by both of us. We are working very hard to ensure that the transition between us is seamless. Our continued shared high expectations of your children in terms of behaviour and readiness for learning have been and will continued to be shared with the children.
Our teaching schedule will be as follows:
Mrs Bates - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Jones - Thursday and Friday
Mrs Jackson our Music expert will also be delivering Music lessons on a Wednesday morning.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will alternate between English and Maths. The children will be provided with homework books and we will indicate which page/s need to be completed each week. Homework should be returned and completed by Wednesday. It is important that children are responsible for completing their homework and, as a school, it has been agreed that if it has not been completed that children will be allocated time to complete this during Golden Reward Time on a Friday afternoon. In addition to this, we will be setting a project based homework during the course of the term; more information will follow.
All children should read at least three times per week at home to an adult; please could this be recorded in their reading record. It is very important that the children bring in their reading books in on a daily basis to support reading throughout the week.The children have been made aware that reading books that need to be changed must be given in on a Wednesday, please note that we don’t check every child’s reading diary on a daily basis. If you have a message then please ensure your child hands this to us or alternatively leaves a message via the school office either via the office, by telephone or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, the children have already shown great passion this year to become confident mathematicians with their multiplication facts. At the end of this academic year the children will be assessed on their knowledge of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. Last year the children were introduced to ‘TT Rockstars’ and next week we will recap with the children how to login to play the multiplication-based games at home. In addition, in school we will support the children with regular practise of their tables and a personal competition to beat your own times and scores!
PE lessons will take place on a Monday, please ensure appropriate clothing is sent in so the children are warm during this inclement weather.
As always if you have any queries or need to speak to us then please don't hesitate to do so.
We look forward to a very exciting year ahead and thank you in advance for all your continued support.
Mrs C Jones and Mrs E Bates and the Year 4 team.