Glebelands People - Class 9
We would like to welcome you all to Y4. We are delighted with how well the children have settled into their new classrooms and adapted to the systems in place to keep us all safe. This term is going to feel a bit different but we are still going to enjoy our learning and have some fun along the way!
There will not be set PE lessons this term, instead we will be taking three movement breaks a day (to include break time) where the children will have the opportunity to play some fun socially distanced games and also practise some core PE skills. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear in school everyday and anything else they will need for the weather, e.g. sun hat, sun cream, raincoat and of course a full water bottle.
Reading records and books have already been sent home. The children have one book at school to read which stays in their tray and another book to read at home. Please ensure that children continue to read at least 5 times a week and record their reading in the reading record but please do not bring these into school. Class teachers will collect the reading records in on Thursday 8th October so that the comments can be read and the teacher can add their own comment. Teacher's will record any reading at school using a different format. Once a child has finished their home reading book they can bring it back into school and place it in the quarantine tray where it will 'rest' before being returned to the shelves.
In addition to regular reading, children will also be required to practise weekly spelling patterns and their timestables each week. 'MyMaths' will now replace 'Maths Whizz' and the children will be set a weekly homework task to complete using this website. Children continue to have access to 'Rockstars' online to help them to practise their timestables. Please note that by the end of Y4, the government expectation is that Y4 children should know all of their timestables up to 12 x 12. The new 'Multiplication Check' is a national assessment which Y4 pupils will undertake in June so regular practise of these key facts is essential.
For the first 2 weeks of this term, we will be focussing on transition and giving the children the opportunity to talk about how they are feeling in the light of all the new developments surrounding the pandemic. Our work will centre around a book called 'Here We Are'.
After that, we will be following a unit of work that focuses on Ancient Egypt and where this period of history lies in the chronology of the world and the impact that this great civilisation has had on our world today.
This year, our Ancient Egyptian day will take place on Monday 21st September and will be quite different from previous days that we have had in school. Each child will have their own personal box of resources and will have the chance to make a variety of different Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We will not be asking the children to dress up on the day and will not require any volunteer helpers.
If you would like to speak to one of the class teachers, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. They will pass any messages on and the class teacher will be able to give you a call.
Many thanks for your continued support, particularly during these tricky times, and we look forward to a great term.
Miss Nightingale, Ms Collingswood and Mr Parkes