Welcome to Year 3/4. It has been lovely to get to know the children over the past couple of weeks; they have settled well into the new routines and expectations of this school year.
The children are allocated a time slot to change their reading books on a Wednesday. They are to pick books from their ZPD range. This means the texts they are reading are at an appropriate level for them. They will be bought home on Wednesday nights and are to be returned the following Wednesday. They also have books from their ZPD range in school. Whilst your child might be able to read fluently, it would be incredibly beneficial if you could read with your child, and also talk about what they have read. Some children will be coming home with a Read Write Ink book as well. They will be given this by the teacher who leads their sessions, so they may come home on a different night.
Reading is part of homework, in addition to this, there will be weekly spelling tasks set on the computer programme ‘Spelling Shed’. Weekly maths tasks will be set on My Maths- another computer programme. The children should also practise their times tables on TTRockstars; this is especially important for the Year 4 children as they have a statutory test on all their times tables up to 12, in the Summer Term. A sheet will coming home at the end of the week with website addresses and log in details.
Our P.E day is Wednesday and children are doing a great job of coming into school in their PE kit. Thank you to the parents of children who wear earrings, for either removing the earrings for the day, or coming to school with tape on- this is very much appreciated.
We look forward to working with you to support the needs of your child. If you need to speak to us, then we are always available on the playground at the end of the day, alternatively contact the office and we can arrange a time to meet.
Mrs Nicholson and Miss Buckingham