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Welcome to Year 4 - Apple Class

Get your wetsuit ready - this term we're going on a deep sea adventure...

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day

Mon 11th and Wed 13th March – Class Trip to The Deep (remember to check which day your child is going)

Friday 15th March – Bun Sale (Beech and Ash)

Friday 5th April – PTA Bingo Night

Tue 9th, Wed 10th, Thu 11th April – Parents Meetings

Friday 12th April – Bun sale – (Oak and Staff)  - Break up for Easter holidays

Homework

 

Spellings (key words on curriculum coverage list) and new vocab will be taught in school for an informal test. Feel free to help your child learn the key words but this will be done on a daily basis in school.

So homework…

  • Read with your child
  • Read to your child
  • Times Table Rockstars – Practise as much as you can! (By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know ALL their times tables by heart up to 12 x 12!)

 

Swapping Books

In KS2 it is your child’s responsibility to change their own reading book. They can do this each morning, as soon as they come into the classroom. We don’t want the children to swap more than once a day as we want them to re-read books several times to increase their fluency and embed new vocabulary. Don’t worry if we send home the same book a few times. It is good to re-read texts many times, to embed new words and deeply understand the content.

 

PE Days - Please make sure your child has full kit for the whole week. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T-shirt, shorts, tracksuit and trainers are essential items.  Without the correct kit, your child may not be able to participate. Y4 PE this term will be Mondays and Wednesdays, . (See website for uniform & PE list).

 

Playtime snacks and Lunchbox contents – please don’t send chocolate and sweets in to school. At playtime kids need a healthy snack = fruit, veg, or cheese for example.

Water Bottles – please send your child with a NAMED sports-style pull up lid bottle and ensure it is brought home every day to be cleaned. With still a chance of hot weather, please could we ask you to ensure that your child has suncream applied before they come to school and has a sun hat and water.

 

Metacognition

We are continuing to talk to the children about the language of learning and helping them to understand what goes on inside their heads when they are thinking and learning. This is called meta-cognition. Hopefully, you will hear your child talking about how they learn this term and the learning skills they are developing. Alongside this, we are looking at the learning powered mind focusing on the four key areas of: resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity.

Reminders:

Start of the Day

Please escort your child to the classroom door and wait with them until the teacher is there to open at 8:45am. We would appreciate it if you can say your goodbyes at the door as the cloakroom can become very busy. The door will close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time please go round to the office.

 

End of the Day

KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. In the interests of child safety, please do not enter the school building at the end of the day. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, then please be patient and wait until the teacher is free. Our main priority is ensuring that the children in our care are handed over to their parent or carer.

 

Please let school know if somebody else is picking up your child at the end of the day.

 

All communication regarding attendance, requests for appointments and general enquiries should go through admin@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

This website, The School Run, explains the curriculum for Year 4 for parents. It will show you how we teach maths, English and science and how you can help at home. This information is FREE

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-your-child-learns-year-4-maths-english-and-science

 

E-safety:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

Maths:

https://ttrockstars.com/login

http://www.sumdog.com/

 

English:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things
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