Homework Topic – Year 4: St Peter
Welcome back to you and your families after the summer break!
Firstly, I would like to introduce myself as I am new to the school. I am tremendously excited about teaching year 4 this year and I look forward to working on an exciting curriculum with your children.
This term in Literacy we will be focusing on a variety of texts that aim to inspire the children in their own written work. Regular comprehension and SPAG lessons will also be undertaken so that children can gain a ‘toolbox’ of skills that can develop them into great writers.
In Numeracy we will tackle a range of skills including number pairs to 100 and progress onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These number lessons will be underpinned by regular mental maths sessions and a weekly assessment. We will also look specifically at measurement within our maths sessions.
In our topic sessions the children will be focusing on ‘Explorers.’ We will look into historical explorers up to the present day and incorporate map reading skills to enhance the children’s locational Geography. The children will also have an opportunity to produce still life drawings around explorer’s objects. In science we will be looking at Sound.
My expectations for the children are:
1) The children arrive promptly at 8:55am and are collected at 3:25pm
2) Uniform should be worn correctly and should be clean and tidy. Ties are to be done up and shirts tucked in. Hair that is longer than shoulder length, should be tied up with a black, white or red hairband. No jewellery must be worn including earrings.
3) PE kits should be labelled clearly with your child’s name. They should consist of dark trainers, white t-shirt, blue shorts and blue/black jogging bottoms for colder months. Please ensure PE kit is in school at all times.
4) As part of the children’s PE lessons, year 4 are lucky enough to have swimming lessons this year. A separate letter will be issued with these arrangements.
5) Children are also allowed to bring water bottles in with them to keep in the classroom. I actively encourage this as I find drinking water helps to keep the children healthy and alert during the day.
I would also appreciate your support if you would:
1) Read with your child at home (minimum 3 times weekly) and highlight this in their Reading Record Books.
2) Help with the learning of times tables up to 12x12
3) Build upon the swimming lessons by taking them to your local leisure centre (1 session weekly is recommended).
4) Enhance your child’s learning by taking them on regular trips to the library, local museums, attractions and parks.
5) As we will be taking a particular emphasis on internet safety in this term’s ICT sessions, we are asking all parents to monitor their child’s usage of the internet in the home to ensure what they are accessing is appropriate.
Homework will also be set weekly, on a Friday. Homework will be brought back in on Tuesday. Please sign each piece of homework and leave a comment if you feel this is necessary. Spellings will also be set as part of homework and these will be tested on Friday’s.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate in coming to speak with me at the end of the school, or alternatively make an appointment at the office. Thank you very much for your continued support and I look forward to getting to know you in the year ahead.
MRS SOLA OGUNDE