Welcome back to the first half of the Summer term. What a fabulous first week back for year 4. They have really matured over the Easter break, so all those Easter eggs have worked!
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Curious and Active'. Year 4 are looking out for those who live out these values and virtues in our everyday school lives. In class, your child is being encouraged to nominate class members or themselves for times when they been 'Curious and Active', please encourage them to do so if you have noticed these values and virtues outside of school too.
For this half term children will need outdoor PE kits and trainers every Tuesday, trainers for every Thursday and their swimming kit for every Friday. For swimming, children will need their swimming costume/trunks, a swimming hat for all children along with their towels and goggles if required. (Children are reminded not to wear watches or jewellery and girls will need to take their studs out before the PE lesson commences.)
Well done to all those children who consistently work hard to have their homework in on time.
Weekly Maths homework in Year 4 will continue to be sent home on a Thursday. This term we are looking at reasoning skills and we will take it one week at a time. It is essential that all homework is back by Wednesday at the very latest as the children will be marking this in class.
Reading journals will continue to done at home but please can all children have these in school by Wednesday at the very latest, they may be able to use them in guided reading sessions. Please can you also monitor the books your child is reading and make sure that they are reading a wide range of different genres. They can use books from school to assist them if necessary.
Spelling, which is recorded weekly in the red spelling, will continue to be sent home on Wednesday and must be back in by Monday to allow time for marking.
Homework consists of:
· 1 Maths sheet a week
· 1 SPAG/Spelling activity which is recorded in the red spelling book.
· 2 Reading journal activities a week or more
· Daily reading record entries (A minimum of 2 a week – the more they read, the more house points they get!)
Please can you remind your child to take home and bring to school every day, their reading books and reading record so they can be used during reading sessions. Most children are now Free Readers which means they are responsible for changing their own book in school or at home but if they need help, they must let me know!
I look forward to another hard working term with Year 4!
Thank you for your continued support and don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you need anything or have any queries.