As well as all our lovely children, you will find Mrs Watson and Miss Jones, with Mr Fielder teaching the class on Friday afternoons. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of the class back to our new ‘normal’. We’re delighted to be ‘keeping’ our class from last year. We all know each other well and this should make for an easier start to Year 4.
Please only send your child to school with the following: PE kit (with each item and bag named), drink bottle (which needs to be taken home regularly and cleaned), coat and lunch bag. if bringing a packed lunch.
Although we are unable at present to welcome parents into the classroom, please continue to use the ‘messages’ section on Class Dojo if there is anything you want me to know. I will check these at lunch. For urgent messages, please let the office know.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please find the home learning booklet here. The children will also be given a paper copy to take home on Monday 28th September.
Home learning is very much the same as last year, although it will not be brought into school. We would like the children to post photos of their home learning onto their portfolio in Class Dojo. It is easier for me to give proper feedback if photos are just of the work and are as close up as possible.
Children should also learn their times tables (the children know which ones they are learning in class) and read daily. We are just sorting out a way of sending reading books home and will let you know as soon as possible on Class Dojo and here.
We have lots of exciting things to learn.
We will start with a book called ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. This heartfelt and thought-provoking book from Oliver Jeffers is dedicated to his son, Harland and was written in the first two months of Harland’s life. It was inspired by Oliver’s desire to make sense of the world for his son, but is also a gift to all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and their role in it. This will give children a chance to reflect upon and discuss all that has happened in 2020.
Later in the half term, we will read Michael Morpurgo’s ‘The Sausage Lion’ which covers the themes of bullying, trust, friendship and self-belief.
Maths will include recapping Year 3 place value and extending our knowledge of numbers up to 10,000. We will recap and extend formal addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
Here’s a flavour of some of the other things we’ll be working on this half term: