Class Teacher: Mrs Page
Senior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Watts
This term, our topic is:
Through this topic the children will be learning about the continent of South America with a focus on the country of Brazil. We wil be finding out about the Brazillian landscape, climate, people, wildlife and culture.
PE days will continue to be a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. In PE this half term, children will be studying Golf and Tennis. Please ensure that children have their full PE kit in school on these days, long hair to be tied back and no jewellery is to be worn. Trainers may be needed for outdoor sessions (weather dependent) so please ensure these are in school too.
As mentioned each newsletter so far, it is important that your child is reading regularly at home. In Year 4, children are expected to read at least 5 times a week for about 10 minutes. Please use this time to discuss the book and ask appropriate questions to further develop comprehension skills. Reading can be done independently, although it is still important that your child reads aloud regularly too. Please ensure that comments are added to your child's reading record. Reading records should be in school each day as they are checked every other day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) but they are used to support communication between home and school too.
CLIC, Learn Its and SAFE:
CLIC and Learn Its are tested each Tuesday morning. The sheets will be taken home on a Tuesday after school and children are expected to practise any incorrect questions in preparation for the following week.
Likewise, the SAFE worksheets are completed each Thursday morning (previously Friday morning) and are usually taken home on a Thursday after school.
Learn Its Homework
High Frequency Words:
Each half term, children will be tested on a set of High Frequency words (there are 6 lists in total). These words appear frequently in their reading books as children move through the school. We will identify the words your child needs to learn and they will be able to practise them during registration time each Friday morning.
High Frequency Words List
Each Monday, children are introduced to their spelling focus and pattern. They will be given tips on how to remember to use the pattern and any rules that may apply. There are three spelling groups this term.
See below for the spellings, including two sets of orange words for week beginning ( ). Your child has been told which set of orange words they will be learning this week.