WELCOME TO CLASS 4!
I will be teaching the class each day, apart from Monday afternoons when I have my planning time
and Mrs Empsall will be teaching science. I am also delighted to announce that I will be joined by Mr
Coy, who is completing his teacher training at Mappleborough, and by Mrs Longhi.
The children will be taught PE on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. On these days, they can come to school in their PE kits. Please note that we will be out in even the coldest weather so please ensure your child has a school tracksuit.
This term, homework will continue to be set on a Monday to be returned or completed online for the following Monday.
Homework each week will be consist of -
- 20 minutes online times table practise – on Times Table Rock Stars
- MyMaths (online)
- Reading – 5 times per week
- 20 minutes spelling practise - on Spelling Shed
In Key Stage 2, children continue to secure their reading skills and are encouraged to read widely and regularly to develop their vocabulary. Children are also taught how to justify their views regarding what they have read, which further develops their comprehension skills.
Each half term, the children will sit a STAR reader test which will determine their book level. This is calculated by testing the children’s understanding of a wide range of levelled text types. It is really important that your child reads within the recommended book level as books that are outside of this range will be either too easy or difficult to understand. All books in school are levelled and books from home can be checked on www.arbookfind.co.uk Your child’s book level will be written in their purple spelling book.
To support reading, it is important that children continue to read regularly to an adult at home at least 5 times per week. Reading sessions should include discussion of characters and plot or retrieval of information to help your child develop their comprehension skills.
Please ensure that your child’s reading books are in school every day as they will also read regularly in class.
The Millionaires’ Club will also continue and certificates will be awarded for children reaching a word count of 100k, 150k, 250k, 500k, 750k and 1 million words. Certificates are presented on Friday afternoon.
MyMaths no longer requires the use of Flash Player which should mean all activities can now be completed on a tablet as well as a PC or laptop.
Spelling Shed will be used this year to allow the children to practise their spellings in a fun and interactive way. Spelling tests will be weekly on a Monday.
Thank you for all your support at home. It is much appreciated.