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A very warm welcome to Year 4! There is lots of fun and exciting learning to do this year and I look forward to supporting your child on their learning journey.
Below are a few helpful reminders to make this year as successful as possible:
P.E: Swimming lessons will be on Wednesdays until Christmas and Chelsea multi-skills will be on Fridays. After Christmas, there will be P.E. on Wednesdays instead of swimming. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school each week.
Homework: Each term, your child will receive weekly spellings, X tables, maths and SPAG which will need to be completed and returned on the following Monday. Additional homework may also be set as the year progresses and where a child may benefit from further consolidation of their learning.
Spellings: Spellings will be handed out on Fridays and tested on a Monday. Spellings will include a combination of words from the National Curriculum’s Years 3/4 word list and words containing key spelling patterns as set out in the Year 4 curriculum. They may also be set key words from the current topic being studied.
Times tables: By the end of Year 4, the children need to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 - in order and at random as well as the inverse (division) facts. E.g. 15 ÷ 5 = 3. Please practise these regularly at home with your child. Your child will be tested on a times table in random order on a Monday.
Reading: Please hear your child read daily or as often as possible throughout the week. A comment should be written in your child’s reading record twice a week. Your child’s reading record and book should be brought into school on a Monday and a Thursday and will be sent home on a Tuesday and a Friday.
Thank you for your on-going support. Should you have any other questions or concerns, or simply wish to discuss your child’s learning, please make an appointment to see me through the office staff.