We have had an excellent start to Year 4 and all children have settled in really well. I know that we are going to have a fantastic year!
Our P.E lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons (indoor) and Thursday mornings (Gaelic Football - outdoor)
Children will be taught many strategies and techniques through different sports as the year develops. Your children are encouraged to bring their P.E kit in at the start of the half term and leave it in their lockers. At the end of the term children can take their kit home with them, wash it and bring it back in at the start of the following half term.
Activities for our learning logs will be set at the start of each term and are due back in every Thursday. This half term, work set will be based around our topic work which is Ancient Egypt and Rivers.
Over the next week, children will be given a book to read that is in line with their ability. It is vital our children are reading at home. This will help develop their vocabulary, descriptive writing and imagination to name just a few. Please sign your child's reading log every week and ensure it is in school along with their reading book every day.
We will complete an arithmetic test every week. These will be marked together and we will go through some of the key errors that children make. Children will then bring their completed test home so that you can see how they are doing and they can practise some of the calculations that they are making mistakes on. We will not yet cover all of the topics that will be on the test, so please don't worry if your child can not do all of the calculations just yet. This half-term we are going to focus on working accurately with addition and subtraction calculations as all children should be familiar with the methods from Year 3.
New spellings will be given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. A copy of these can be found inside your child's reading log. It is extremely important children practice their spellings every night and we welcome your support in helping your child to learn the spelling rules.