Miss A Greening - Teacher
Mrs H Easton, Mrs N Bodill - Teaching Assistants
Mrs Easton and Mrs Bodill - PPA Cover
Our topic for Summer 1 is South America - Rio and South East Brazil. See attached Class 4 Summer 1 Newsletter for more details.
Class 4 PE days are Tuesdays and Thursday. Children will come to school in their PE kit of these days.
- PE shorts or plain joggers/ leggings
- PE T-shirt
- School jumper/ cardigan
- Trainers that the child can fasten independently
- Long hair will need to be tied up on PE days, and earrings removed.
As a school, we believe that reading is fundamental to a child’s development; it provides them with the opportunity to learn new things and explore their imagination.
We continue to use the Accelerated Reader program and your child should have a book which falls within their ZPD (zone of proximal development). This can be found at the front of their planner.
It is really important that children read a minimum of 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes and discuss texts with adults where possible, in order to help them develop their ability to analyse, infer, deduct, explain, and evaluate what they are reading. Please ensure that planners are used to record your child’s reading every time they read so that they can be checked on a Friday. An example would be, ‘Read pages 11-15 to Dad’.
TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS
Children will be set weekly sessions of 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars.
MULTIPLICATION TABLES CHECK (MTC)
Your child(ren) will complete a Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) in June 2022. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.
In order for your child to become fluent in their times tables and prepare for this check, they should compete at least 15 minutes of times table practise each week. Your child has also been sent home with a Times Table Poster with the key multiplication and division facts to support further practise.
In class, we will continue to follow a spelling scheme called “No Nonsense Spelling”. This will involve specific spelling lessons each week. The children will be given spellings every Friday which will be tested on the following Friday.
See the ‘Spelling strategies’ document below for different ways to learn spellings at home.
The children will need to bring:
- Outdoor shoes/ willies to wear on the field on wet days
- Water bottle
- Snack, if needed
- Packed lunch, if needed
- Appropriate clothing/ accessories depending on the weather
Please make sure everything your child brings into school is labelled in order for lost items to be found and re-homed as easy as possible.
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