Welcome back to Class 14.
Happy New Year to everyone after what we hope has been a lovely Christmas holiday for you all. It has been lovely to get to know everyone over the past term and we hope that you know that myself and our amazing team of Miss Yeo, Mrs Critchell, Mrs Davie and Mrs Adcock are always on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Just a quick reminder in case new uniform was bought during the break: please check that all belongings are labelled with your child’s name and class number. We have lots of tickly throats so it’s a good idea to send in water bottles so the children can have a drink whenever they need to. As 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.
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 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! We look forward to forming a really good partnership between home and school. 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. 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, your children 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 topics will focus on Geography skills then finding out about the Romans.
Class 14 will have multi-skills on Wednesday. As well as that, there will be an additional PE lesson during the week. 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.