A very warm welcome back to school for the second half of the Autumn term. I hope your child had an enjoyable half term break and that they are ready for another fun filled half term!
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are 'Attentive and Discerning'. 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 'Grateful and Generous, please encourage your child 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 Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember that all children are not permitted to wear jewellery, including studs, and long hair must be tied back.
Weekly homework in Year 4 will be sent home on a Thursday/Friday and should be returned on Monday/Tuesday. Homework will focus on basic skills including the timetables, spellings and reading journals.
Timestables, please can you encourage your child to get as much practice on timestables rockstars as possible. For their homework sheet, they must not spend anymore than 20 minutes trying to complete as many timestables as possible. (Hopefully your child will eventually aim to complete the sheet within 5 minutes! It will also help if you and your child can calculate their scores so they can track their own progress each week)
Reading journals will continue to done at home but please can all children have these in school by Monday. Please can you help your child, when selecting books from home, to make sure that they are reading a wide range of different genres. They can use books from school to assist them if necessary.
Spelling patterns will be recorded in the red spelling books and they can practise these at home. Children will be tested every Monday on their new pattern.
Please refer to the homework section of the Year 4 Class page for a detailed breakdown of the homework requirements or for further resources.
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 will be responsible for changing their own books in school or at home but if they need help, they must let me know! Your child does know that they can bring in books from home if they want to read them too.
I look forward to meeting you all at parents evening.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you need anything or have any queries.