Hello and a warm welcome from Mrs Oakley & Mrs Cowley
Term 1 and 2 – Extreme Earth
Term 3 and 4 – The Stone age (trip)
Term 5 and 6 – Rainforest/Charlie and the chocolate factory
Homework, Reading and Spellings
The children will learn and practise their spellings in school. They will bring home their spelling logs with personal spellings in; they can practise these as they wish.
We expect the children to be reading to an adult (or an adult discussing their book with them if they are confident, independent readers) 3 times a week and for this to be recorded in their reading log. As well as this, where possible, we encourage the children to listen to stories that are beyond their reading capability. This can be shared reading with an adult or audio books. This experience has a huge impact on the children’s comprehension and language use. It also fosters a love of reading as it is a pleasurable experience. Please record all reading activities in the reading log.
Times tables – By the end of year four, children are expected to know their tables up to 12×12. This comes more easily for some than others but any practise at home would be greatly appreciated.
Each term the children will be given a pick and mix of homework activities. They will be expected to complete at least one to present at the end of term.
Children can be dropped off outside the cloakroom area no earlier than 8:30. If you need to speak to one of us about an urgent matter please do pop in but if it is a more complex issue please make an appointment via the office.The classroom door will be opened at 8:35 and the children have time to set themselves up for the day and start an early task.
The children will be dismissed from the classroom at 3:25 and can be collected from either playground. Please arrange with them where they are to meet you. We will encourage them to come back to the classroom should you not be there to meet them.
PE kits should be in school every day. This should include:
• White round neck t-shirt
• Black or Maroon shorts
• Black or Maroon Jogging bottoms and sweatshirt
• Trainers for outdoor P.E
This should all be labelled and in a named P.E bag.
Snacks and drinks
Children are encouraged to have a water bottle (no squash please) and to be responsible for this themselves. At break time, the children may have a snack of fruit or vegetables only (this can be dried or fresh).
We always welcome parent helpers in the classrooms. If you are interested in helping to listen to children read in school and/or accompanying us on school outings please let us know as it would be very helpful.
We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with your children. We will be easing them in to KS2 over term one and slowly building the expectations.