Welcome to year 4 Chestnut class.
Curriculum Letter Autumn 2018
Welcome to ‘Chestnut Class’
We hope that you have had a restful half term and are ready for a busy run up to Christmas!
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know some information about this half term:
Daily routine: Just a reminder, we are encouraging the children to be more independent about coming into school. Please say goodbye to your child at the main door and allow them to come into the classroom and get themselves set up for the day on their own. We will be in the classroom ready to greet the children. If you have anything you need to speak to us about please write in their home-school book or if it is more urgent contact the Office to make an appointment to speak to us.
Reading: Your child will be reading in a group once a week with an adult. Please make sure that your child has their red home-school book in school every day. Please listen to your child read at home at least three times a week and sign the reading record each time. With regards to books, the children are encouraged to read the Accelerated Reader books in the library, however, if you have books at home or visit the local library they are also welcome to read these also.
If you would like to communicate with us through the home-school book, this would be great. Please ask your child to pass their home-school book to us in the morning and we will aim to answer your question as soon as possible.
PE: PE will be taught on a Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) for this half term. We will be doing tag rugby in outdoor PE so their PE kits will get muddy and may be coming home more often! Please ensure they have warm clothes to wear for this.
Spellings: These will be issued weekly (Friday) by email or letter for your child to practise. They will have opportunities to practise them in school but it is also important they do so at home and they can use Spelling Shed to do this. The children will be tested each week (Friday). Spelling is a large portion of the writing assessment and influences whether they are Age-Related Expectations (ARE) at the end of the year.
Times Tables: Your child will have access to ‘TT Rockstars’ – an internet based times table programme. Please support your child with their learning of the times tables – the new National Curriculum states that by Year 4, children should know their tables up to 12×12 – so they are very important!
Home Learning: Occasionally, when appropriate, we may issue some home learning tasks which link with our current topic in class. These will not be compulsory to complete, however, we would like to encourage the children to share their learning experiences with you at home. 5 Class Dojo points are awarded for home learning!
We have arranged a trip to Taunton Museum on the 6th December 2018. We will be taking part in a Roman workshop and then exploring the museum for the rest of the day. Look out for a letter in the next few weeks.
As we detailed in the letter before half term, we have set up the payment system for Kilve on ScoPay. The next payment is for £80 and due by the 28th November.
Mrs Ker, Mrs Geary and the Year 4 Team