Remember, you will need your PE kit today because we have a skipping workshop this afternoon.
Y4 Instrumental lessons
Our guitar and recorder lessons with Mrs Goldsmith start this week. You can check to see what day your lesson is going to be.
Don’t forget to take your guitar or recorder home again so that you can practise each week.
Welcome to Year 4!
It is great to see all of the children back at school after the long summer holidays and full of enthusiasm for the term ahead.
Everyone has worked really hard this week as we have been settling in to the new school year and preparing ourselves for the start of our split English and maths groups on Monday. Our groups provide a fantastic opportunity for the children to benefit from learning as part of a small class, taught by either Mrs Butterworth or myself.
I have been really pleased to see how well the children have come into school each day prepared for the lessons ahead. Next week, the children will need to remember their PE kits for Monday and swimming kits for Tuesday. If anyone has their reading record or school reading book at home, I would be very grateful if you could bring it in.
On Thursday, 20th September, from 9:00 until 9:30am, we have our ‘meet the teacher’ meeting . This is a chance for parents to hear about learning in Year 4 and I look forward to meeting you all then.
Week ending: 8th September 2017
It’s great to see all of year 4 back at school and full of enthusiasm.
Our learning this year is built on the solid foundation of what has gone before. For maths, it is particularly important that children can count in multiples and recall and use multiplication and division facts.
Children at the start of year 4 should be able to count in steps of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100. They should also be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the following multiplication tables : 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10.
Please support your child to check that they have secured these.
Through year 3 and 4, children work to secure the spellings of the statutory word list. There is a copy of this list in the back of their spelling journal. I have asked the children to choose 5 or 6 spellings to learn during the week ahead. We have also revised different spelling strategies. This week we have concentrated on Trace – Copy – Write strategy.
It is important that the spelling journal comes back to school each day as this is a tool that supports all of our learning.
The final piece of homework focused on punctuating direct speech. Please complete this homework in your English homework book. Take care to get the punctuation right.
Our PE day is Monday. Please make sure that you have a labelled PE kit in school for our lesson.
Our swimming lessons start on Tuesday.
Mrs Goldsmith will be starting guitar and recorder lessons next week. The children will need to bring their instruments to school on the following days:
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!