Children will continue to receive weekly homework in Year 4. This will be set on a Friday and will consist of a piece of GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and an online maths activity. We will be using Mathletics again this year. If you are having problems with the online homework, please let us know. All homework should be completed by the following Wednesday in preparation for weekly spelling and mental maths tests. Please help your child to be prepared and give them a prompt to ensure they have their Homework Diary in school every Friday.
Where possible, encourage your child to read daily at home, even if it is just five minutes squeezed in. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, annual or anything else they enjoy. Times-table games would also help, as this year one of their targets is to know all their tables up to 12. Children will be given their log in for Times Table Rockstars next week.
Alongside their weekly homework, we would also like children to complete a half-termly project.
Both classes have outdoor PE on Monday afternoon. They should have a white t-shirt and blue/black shorts and outdoor trainers. In colder weather children may wear jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. Long hair needs to be tied back.
This year, Los Angeles will be swimming on Wednesday and Washington on Thursday. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for ensuring they have the required kit in school. Boys should be in fitted shorts or trunks and girls a one-piece swimming costume. It is suggested that children with earrings leave them out for that day. Children will now need to provide their own swimming cap.
Water bottles – children are allowed to have water bottles in class as it is good for them to keep hydrated throughout the day. However, they should only contain water: no juice please!
As part of the school’s Behaviour Policy we are really excited to be continuing to use Class Dojo. This is a secure online site that allows us to record merits. By connecting with Class Dojo you will be able to see when your child has received a merit, as well as keep up-to-date with events in class through Our Class Story. You should have all received your Dojo logins by now, please get in touch if you haven’t. We are really excited about the features Dojo offers and its ability to allow us to share and celebrate your children’s work with you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in coming in to speak to us. Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Scott & Mrs Masey