Welcome to the new school year in Class 4. We have had a great start to the year; the children have settled in well and seem very enthusiastic about their learning.
Start of the day: We encourage students at Yorkley Primary School to be independent and organised. School begins at 8:50am, although school doors will open at 8:40am.
Home reading: Daily reading with your child is essential for their progress. Numerous reward programs have been set up in the classroom. Children are encouraged to read out loud to an adult as often as possible. Please listen to them read, ask them questions about what they read and continue to support them. It would also be wonderful if you could write a short note in their Reading Record about how well they have read or mention any difficulties that may have had.
Belongings: Please continue to check that your child’s items are clearly labelled and encourage them to take responsibility for them.
Swimming and PE: Please ensure your child has a full swimming and PE kit (white shirt, black shorts) including, appropriate footwear (e.g. daps/trainers). Please, may I also request for children not to wear earrings to school on these days?
Homework: Homework will be sent home each Friday, with the expectation that it will be handed in the following Friday (although it can be handed in earlier). If your child doesn’t hand in their homework, a note will be sent home requesting that it be completed by the following Monday. If their homework is still outstanding, children will be provided with the opportunity to complete it during their own time.
Website links to help at home:
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries.html (Geography / English)