Welcome back and I hope you all enjoyed the festive period with family and friends. Thank you for all your support during Autumn term. Now that the excitement of Christmas is over the Children should quickly settle back into the usual school routine. Spring term is always a very productive term so I hope the children are ready for lots of hard work!
As always, you can catch me before or after school or contact me through your child’s diary.
Here are a few reminders about routines and expectations in Year 4:
- Reading books will continue to be changed on a Monday and Friday. Children can change books more frequently if required. I know everyone has busy schedules but please try to listen to your child read every night; it makes a huge difference to their confidence and fluency. Even five minutes in the car or before bed is better than nothing. I would also encourage you to question your child about the content of what they are reading, as understanding is just as important as reading ability. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts within class.
- Children will receive spellings every Friday. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings for a test the following Friday.
- Maths homework will also be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to look at the homework over the weekend so that if they don’t understand anything they can speak to me for support. Times table practice, up to 12x12, should be ongoing.
- PE Kits and water bottles should be brought in to school every Monday and can be taken home on a Friday. Children can bring tracksuits and trainers in for outside PE lessons as this will allow us to use the outside space later in the year.
This term we will be starting our Romans topic which I know the children are looking forward to. We will be looking at a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry in English and in Maths we will continue to work within the Year 4 curriculum with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In Science we will be learning about States of Matter and Sound.