Welcome to Class 4
In Class 4, Year Three and Year Four will be taught by Miss Watson.
Children in class 4 will have PE every Wednesday and Thursday. PE kit should be brought into school at the start of each half term and it will be sent home to be washed in each holiday. Children will need to have trainers in school on PE days. If your child wears tights, please ensure they have socks in their bag. Children that wear earrings need to remove these for PE and should keep a packet or container to keep them safe in their PE bag.
Children will read in class every day; please ensure they bring their reading book to school every day.
In Class 4 children take part in the accelerated reader scheme. This involves children’s reading ability being tested using an online test which then gives them a range, known as their ZPD, that they will use to select books appropriate to their reading ability. The accelerated reading scheme aims to encourage children to read frequently as well as becoming more enthusiastic about reading. They will be awarded points each time they have finished a book and completed a comprehension quiz online to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read. Please support your child’s reading development by reading regularly with them at home. As your child becomes more independent in reading, they may not wish to read with you. Instead you could ask them to tell you about what they have read and ask them some questions about it to develop their comprehension skills. This can still be recorded in their reading diaries.
The children in Class 4 will be set 2 pages of either Maths or Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework each week. They will bring homework books home on Friday and need to return them to school (in the packet provided) by the following Wednesday.
It is important for children to use the methods learnt in school for their Maths work which some of you may not be familiar with. Please do not hesitate to ask for explanations of these methods or encourage your children to explain the methods to you rather than teaching them the methods you would use yourself. If your child needs any help to complete their homework they should bring it in for me to go through it with them before a Wednesday.