Hello to all parents, adults and carers. I have been particularly excited about starting this year new year as year 4 have some pretty interesting and fun challenges ahead, including the residential trip and a cricket festival. Please check in with this page every so often as photos are placed here from time to time.
I look forward to speaking with you during parents evening in April and sharing the success and areas of improvement with you. Do not hesitate to come and speak with me in the morning or make an appointment through the office if you have any queries, concerns or questions.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
It really is important that your child has access to a book that they enjoy reading. During guided reading I will write a small note asking your child to perform a particular task, practise a particular skill or converse with an adult about a certain skill they have been learning. Having the opportunity to talk about a text and practise finding information and using evidence in the text to support their answers is something which will go a long way in developing your child's comprehension skills. It is not just be about reading to an adult at all times. If you need more guidance with this, please come and see me, I am happy to help.
By the end of this academic year, Y4 children are expected to know all of the times tables. Some children do say that they know them because they can recite them in order. The children need to know the multiplication facts and the associated division facts. Please practise these as often as you can. Lack of knowledge about the multiplication and division facts does slow progress when it comes to applying these in other areas such as fractions when finding quarters as an example. Please practise! Tests are always on Tuesday and each week, the children are given a particular focus. This spring term... it is 7s,8s,9s. Spelling tests are weekly and the spellings sent home are always a combination of the high frequency words and topic words.
Throughout the spring term, Y4 will be learning cricket skills on Friday afternoon with a member/player from Warickshire Country Cricket Club. Last year we had an international player and the children had a fantastic time. This year, we are again lucky continue learning from professional cricket players and then particpate in a festival, played at Moseley Cricket Club. This festival gains a lot of attention from other schools and the competition on the day is fierce...including between the children!
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