Welcome back to you all!
Another exciting Term ahead of us. Our term starts with a look into the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and the adventures of Beowulf - it's a fantastic adventure story that allows us to explore History, English and Art skills all in one.
As the term proceeds we will be looking at making Quiche as part of our DT topic, the children will bring home a list of a few ingredients - which they will select- to make their own individual design to meet the purpose of their final product - a yummy treat that will save the chore of cooking an evening meal for one evening!!
I am sure you will soon hear, in Class 4 children are rewarded with Fab Ticks for being considerate, working hard, trying etc, etc. However, this term there are extra Fab Ticks to be gained - a total of five a week - these will be awarded in acknowledgment of reading 3 times a week at home, this will also help with the Owls and Bells friendly, but competitive, house point challenge that is announced weekly during assembly time.
It is so important to listen to your child read, just ten to fifteen minutes a night will benefit your child's progress greatly ; taking time to explore new vocabulary, summarising text and making predictions and most importantly just gaining an enjoyment out or reading are all life-long skills. Please do come and ask if you feel you require further support or advice with supporting reading at home I will happily talk you through some ideas.
As part of our Maths work, daily practice at home of times tables, will really help and give them confidence to tackle complex word problems and underpins so much of the maths they do -a simple CD in the car will really help with this.
Homework will be handed out on a Friday to be returned on a Thursday. PE will be on a Monday and a Friday, however, it's always useful to have their PE Kit in school all week just in case things get changed.
We welcome anyone who would like to share an expertise with the children or hear them read, help with maths or get messy with the clay, just come and see us.
Many Thanks and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Miss Miners (Class Teacher) and Mrs Skinner (Teaching Assistant)