Miss Swift (Team Leader)
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Smith will be supporting children in Zebras
Hello and a very warm welcome to all our new children, parents and carers joining Year 4 in September 2020! We are so very excited about seeing you all back at school on Thursday 3rd September.
|House Start Times||Blue & Red: 8.40am, Green & Yellow: 8.55am
|House Home Times||Blue & Red: 3.00pm, Green & Yellow: 3.15pm|
See below for this week's homework
We will open the doors to welcome children in and begin handwashing and settling into morning activities. Please make sure your child is ready to start the day at that time with everything they need!
Early Morning Activities
VIPERS - whole class guided reading
BREAK 10:30 - 10:45
Times Table Rockstars
Topic – Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, PSHE, PE, Daily Mile
Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the Daily Mile – we will be encouraging Year 4 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given. Indoor PE will take place on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Thursdays.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays, due in the following Thursday. Please support your child in getting into the routine of completing homework on time. In Year 4 we would expect some work to be done independently and some needing support and guidance.
We love reading in Year 4 and want to see your child enjoy reading as much as we as staff do! Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday, held in school over the weekend and then sent home on the Monday. Each time a child reads three times, they will add a tick to our Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward. Which Year 4 class will get their reward first?!
Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read by the end of Year 4. We're delighted Thame library has reopened - this is a really great way to access many new books!
Each child will receive the same 10 spellings each week (following Spelling Shed) which will be handed out on a Friday, the rule taught on Monday and then tested on the Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule. If your child is finding the spellings less challenging, please encourage them to think of spellings which follow this rule and others that don’t. What’s the longest word they can find, using that spelling rule? And so on! There are a range of spelling strategies which will be taught to the children to support learning.