Year 4 news

Year 4
 
Homework
Homework (spellings and maths) is set every Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday. All children are expected to complete their homework.
 
Spellings are given out and children are expected to complete these neatly in their homework books. They are then assessed the following Monday in the form of a spelling dictation. The children are taught about their spellings on a Thursday.
 
Maths is set online by MyMaths and all children have their own unique logon. Hardcopies of the homework are available if required.
 
In addition children have a logon for TT Rockstars and children are encouraged to use this to help learn and practise their timestables. BY the end of year 4 children are expected to know all their spellings up to 12x12 at speed.
 
Children also have their reading record. These are personalised so that children know what day these should be brought in to be seen by their class teacher. Children should read at least five times a week and record in this journal and have this initialled by a parent/carer.
 
PE
PE days are Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor) but children should have the kit in every day as we sometimes have lessons with a specialist. Any child that wears tights should have a spare pair of socks to change into for PE.
 
Equipment
All children should bring in a named water bottle to keep themselves hydrated during the day with water.
 
Children should have their own named pencil case with equipment named individually. They should have an HB pencil, blue pen, ruler, rubber, sharpener and glue stick. They should also have a black pen if they have their pen license. Handwriting takes place during the week and we encourage children to continue to practise their handwriting so that all children have gained their license by the end of the year. 
 
Please ensure all uniform (including coats) are clearly labelled so they can be returned to you.
Mysterious items left behind.....
Explorers Day
We had a fantastic day when children came to school dressed as Explorers and shared the items they would take on an Adventure with them. They then explored some clues they found around the school grounds that could have been left by Oliver from Oliver and the Seawigs, our Power of Reading book.
Trip to Saltdean
After postponing our trip due to poor weather we were fantastically lucky with a bright sunny day. We had lots of fun exploring along the seashore - making tide makers, art, wind catchers, identifying sea creatures and lots more! Not to forget enjoying a lovely ice lolly!