It has been lovely to get to know everyone in Class 13 over the past term and we hope that you know that myself (and our amazing team) Mrs Rix-Clancy, Miss Bland and Mrs White are always on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
In Year 4, there continues to be a strong emphasis on learning times tables and spellings as well as reading for enjoyment. As these things are so important, we ask that parents listen to the children read to help encourage a love of books as well as supporting them with any times tables and spellings that they bring home. When you listen to your children read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards a reading prize! To further this, there are lots of certificates to be earned for reading at home and an achievement scheme for learning times table facts. Look forward to your children bringing home lots of certificates!
As well as borrowing books from school, the children can access books online as well as exciting maths activities using Active Learn. Use the school login: qxst - along with your child's username and password, located in their Home School Diary. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collecting new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!
In English, we will be reading "Beaver Towers", an exciting adventure story by Nigel Hinton. In Numeracy, we will focus on greater maths fluency and increasing confidence in written methods of calculation. During the afternoons, our topic will focus on Geography skills then finding out about the Romans.
As part of the PE curriculum Class 13 will now have swimming on Wednesday afternoons. Children will need to bring in their swimming kit, consisting of a towel, swimming costume, swim hat and goggles. We will continue to have multi-skills on Friday afternoons. It is important that the children have their Ghyllgrove PE kits so that they can join in with all the fun! Our PE kit is a white t-shirt with red shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. Children with long hair must have their hair tied back and no jewellery can be worn during P.E.
Look out for more information on the curriculum that we will be studying over the course of the year in order to support your child as much as possible. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary.
We like to remind you to ensure all clothing, PE and School Uniform, are labelled with your child’s name and class number. Also we have lots of tickly throats so it’s a good idea to send in labelled water bottles so the children can have a drink whenever they need to. May we remind you that we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have water only in the classrooms. At break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. Alternatively, the children may prefer to buy a snack from the school hall.