Welcome back to a new school year! Mrs O’Kelly and I look forward to working with you and your child this year in Year 4.
Throughout the year, the children will be focusing on and studying the following curriculum topics as displayed below. Any help, guidance or assistance that you can give to your child to encourage their investigation of these topics would be very much appreciated.
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Homework will be set on a Thursday and will be expected to be returned by the following Monday. Please set aside time and a suitable space for your child to complete their homework. Homework is essentially about strengthening the basic skills that children can use everywhere else in the curriculum and later in life. If there is a problem with your child completing the homework or you’re thinking you haven’t quite found the right way to help them please let me know straight away and we will sort it out.
Spellings will be put online on a Friday and will be tested the following Wednesday. To help with your child’s spellings, a technique which I have found very beneficial, is ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’
Times tables will be set on Friday and will be tested the following Wednesday. When you’re practising times tables with your child you are aiming for a fast response. Firstly, ask you child, in sequence, the times tables, for example: 2x2? Once you feel that your child has got this then begin to jumble the times tables up so that they know them in whatever form they may be asked. Keep going until they can complete them all correctly and quickly.
Ways of Writing
PE offers a wide range of activities and will take place on Monday and Thursday. Clean kit is essential for both these days.
I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know your children and I am looking forward to our year together.