Hello, welcome to Class 4!
We are very much looking forward to another exciting year come September. Our two transitions days were great fun and it was lovely to meet and get to know all the new children.
There are a few things you will need to know ready for next year:
Class 4 has PE on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit (white shirt, black shorts) including appropriate footwear and does not wear earrings to school on these days.
On Thursday afternoons Class 4 will have swimming lessons at Freedom Leisure Lydney (Dean Academy). This starts the first week back, so please remember those swimming kits!
Daily reading with your child is essential for their progress. Children are encouraged to read aloud to an adult as often as possible; please listen to them read, ask questions and read a little to them to model good expression. Children should keep notes in their reading record themselves, but please feel free to add a note yourself. Reading Records are checked regularly and children can change books as often as they need to.
Your child will be bringing home maths games. We like to swap these every two weeks but do bring them back sooner if you would like to try another game. Children have also been given usernames and passwords to TTRockstars, an online collection of maths games that will also help them to develop their skills.
Children need to be practising their times tables as often as possible. Year 4’s are now expected to complete an online times table assessment during the Summer Term. We will prepare children for this in school, but please continue to support them at home. We will be playing plenty of multiplication shootout in class!
Every Monday children will get at least one piece of homework, usually alternating between maths and English, but it may also link to children’s topic work. This needs to be completed by the following Monday. Spare copies and help is available so children can come and see me if they need to.
We have decided that children should bring in school book bags, rather than rucksacks, from next September. This will save us a lot of space within the classroom; book bags will also better protect children’s books, homework and letters – which tend to get crumpled up and left in the bottom!
Thank you, and see you soon!