See if you can persuade someone to read to you every night at bedtime, too. (It's like a magic trick that sets your imagination on fire!)
Don't forget to bring your reading book to school every day.
Homework is handed out on a Monday and given back on a Friday.
PE kits are needed weekly on a Monday and Wednesday
Homework & PE Days
Reading: All children should read for at least 15 minutes daily. Please talk to your child about what they have read and sign the reading record.
Spellings: The children are set spellings on Mondays, these should be practiced every day ready for the following week, when they will be tested.
Maths: Children need to be learning their times tables throughout the year, so practicing at home is a great idea. By the end of Year 4, we aim to know all the times tables up to 12X12.
Homework: Children will be given ‘Signpost’ homework on a Monday and have 2 weeks to complete the tasks set - the due date will be on the top of the page. There will be two or three topic headings and children are asked to show what they know or what they can find out about each of the headings. All tasks should be recorded in their Homework Book. They will then have a week off before the next homework tasks are set.
Here is a helpful reminder for the week:
Daily: Reading records and books
Monday: PE Kits and Spelling test. Homework and new spellings handed out.
Wednesday: PE Kits needed
Thursday: Times Table Test
Friday: Homework Return
Your child will need their named PE kit, including blue/black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers and for safety reasons please remember that long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn on PE days. If it is outdoor games we are likely to go out when it is cold/damp so appropriate jogging bottoms and fleece/top will be needed. Please ensure all these items are named.
Health and Attendance
Regular attendance at school is vital for your child’s education.
If your child is absent from school for any reason school needs to know. Please telephone the school by 9.15 a.m. on the first day of absence.
We need to know the reason (as schools are required to distinguish between authorised and unauthorised absence of pupils) and how long your child is likely to be off. Please ask your Doctor for advice regarding how long your child should be kept off school.
If medicine is prescribed, arrangements can only be made for the administration in school if the dosage is x4 daily. Parents are asked to complete a request form and all medicines must be handed to Mrs Robinson, in the original packaging, clearly labelled with date, contents, pupil’s name and dosage.
Our Family Support Worker in conjunction with our Education Welfare Officer is always available to give advice if required.