Welcome to Class 8!
I’d like to extend a huge welcome to my class as we begin our learning journey together in Year 4. This we will be, as usual, working extremely hard broadening our knowledge and skills. Our children will be continuing to work hard on all areas of Maths using embedding problem solving and reasoning throughout their learning. We expect all our Year 4 children to work hard but to have fun in their learning!
I will be regularly outside school at the start and end of the day. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s progress or wellbeing please get in touch.
Our PE day is Wednesday. PE for Autumn will be Dance. Children must ensure they have their PE kit with them to partake. Footwear for Dance is optional (bare feet or trainers) and I am happy for children to wear grip (slipper socks) socks too.
Homework is given out on Thursdays and usually consists of a mymaths task or times tables rockstars and weekly spellings. It must be returned no later than the following Tuesday. On occasion, children may also bring any unfinished work home to complete.
Children are asked to bring reading books into school every day. Children who bring in reading books everyday will have more opportunities to read in school and change their books. We also ask that as parents, you encourage daily reading at home with your children. Lunchtime clubs and weekly helpers will also be organised to provide extra reading opportunities and to encourage a positive attitude towards reading.
The Pearson Website explains,
'Daily reading is essential to your child's development in all curriculum areas. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
What difference can YOU make as a parent?
You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early or too late to start reading together.'
This link takes you to a guide to helping your child read.
This video shows how you can support your child with reading at home.