Welcome back to Year 4, we hope you and the children all had a great Christmas and New Year. We, once again, have an exciting range of activities planned, details of which can be found on the puzzle plan attached with this letter.
The children are now familiar with classroom routines in Year 4 and are taking greater responsibility for their own learning. Homework will still be a combination of topic based options as well as regular spellings, tables and mymaths or other maths activities. Spelling and table tests will continue on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
PE – For the first half of this term our PE will be Forest School on a Friday afternoon, it is essential that children bring old clothes and wellies, as well as hats and gloves to keep warm in the woods. After half term, PE will take place on two afternoons a week and children need to be equipped for both indoor and outdoor activities, including trainers, shorts, polo shirt and jumper.
Reading – Many of Year 4 are now working on the Accelerated Reading Programme and are busily reading and quizzing their books. Those children not on the AR programme yet still have their school reading book. We ask that you hear your child read regularly at home and make a note in their reading record.
Help – If you feel you would like to help in Year 4 you would be very welcome, this does not have to be a regular commitment but all support is gratefully received.
We are really looking forward to a busy term with lots of great learning and experiences, if you do have any questions or concerns please come and speak to one of us.
Catherine Fitton and Michelle Bell