Happy New Year,
I am looking forward to an exciting term where we learn all about our local area. As I have only lived in the area for a short while, I am finding out new things and it is all very interesting!!
Don't forget to log into My Maths - even if there is no homework, there are lots of games and activities that help the children's maths skills.
I am looking forward to a term filled with wonderful activities!
Miss V. Carter
Year 4 Teacher
Please find enclosed below the Year 3 & 4 statutory spelling lists as defined in the National Curriculum. This list is the set of words that children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 4.
It would be a great support to have these on display at home and to have fun testing one another on them and setting challenges to learn sets of them each week as part of home learning.
Also enclosed is the Year 5 & 6 list for those in need of the additional challenge!
Home Learning is set on a termly basis to continue work linked to school, providing children with the opportunity to revise certain areas of learning and to encourage them to take their learning further.
This year we are using 100 Point Projects to allow children to develop the time management skills that are so important in daily life. Each term a set of challenges will be set, linked to our topic. Each of these challenges will be worth a set amount of points. Children need to complete enough tasks to collect a minimum of 100 points. Work should not be sent in each week. Final projects should be brought in during the final week of each term for us to share as a class and also with parents on our open afternoons.
Reading holds the key to learning in almost every other subject and learning opportunity - it is difficult to access a History topic without developing reading skills as an example.
We expect each child to read beyond school hours.We suggest 5 separate occasions each week. We suggest each night from Monday to Thursday and then an additional session between Friday and Sunday - they may read more of course! This should be a mix of independent reading and reading aloud to someone. It should be recorded in their reading record each time they read outside of school. It is no coincidence those that read regularly see the biggest improvements in writing also.
Each child has a reading diary to record their reading experiences and these are being checked on a weekly basis.
Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit in school, Monday to Friday.
As part of our drive to be active learners, being active is a vital step to promoting learning skills, team building and effective listening skills. It is imperative that your child has the appropriate kit in school as we may have to re-schedule an outdoor session if weather is unfavourable.