Class Four

Hello and welcome to Year 4!

I am looking forward to teaching your child this year and working together to make their last year at Ovingham really special. Here are some key pieces of information about the class routines for this year.

The adults working in Year 4 this year are Ms Moore, Mrs Lognonne and Miss Sewell.

Reading books, book bags and diaries

Children take two books home on a Monday to be read throughout the week. One is a levelled reading book (my book) and one is a book of choice from the class library (our book). There will be a reading focus each week and guidance on the VIPERS reading scheme can be found in your child's diary. We really encourage reading at home and are proud of the enjoyment our class take in reading for pleasure.  It really makes a difference if children can read a little each day. Talking about the content of what your child is reading really helps with comprehension, which is just as important as fluency. 

Book bags and diaries should be brought into school each day. Any messages can be witten in the diary or sent via the school office by phoning 01661 832581 or emailing admin@ovinghamfirst.northumberland.sch.uk. Alternatively, you can catch me most mornings, on the yard, before school.

Water bottles

Children bring in water bottles on Mondays, which should be kept in school throughout the week.

Wellies / outdoor shoes

We are fortunate to have beautiful grounds at Ovingham CE First School and we use them at every possible opportunity, whatever the weather! We ask that children have a pair of wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes that are kept in school for these occasions.  

PE

Our Wednesday PE session will continue to be delivered by the NUFC Foundation. Children should come into school in their full PE kits each Wednesday. Our second PE lesson will be on a Friday this half-term and will involve circuit training to improve overall fitness and stamina. Children should bring their PE kits into school on a Friday to get changed in school for this session. PE kits should be a white T-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms with plimsolls/trainers for indoor and trainers (or outdoor shoes) for outdoors. Please ensure that all clothing is named.

Homework

Spellings will be posted weekly on Spelling Shed and times tables should be practised regularly on Times Tables Rockstars. Your support in helping your child to with these tasks would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ms Moore

 

Learning this half term: