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Welcome to team 4. We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas festivities! The children have all settled back into the school routine and made a great start to the new school term.
During the year we have parents’ evenings that give us the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress however our door is always open and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below is some information that should help you all to be well equipped and fully informed for the new term.
This term our topic is “on the move” and we have many exciting things planned for the term.
The children look extremely smart and are proud to wear their school uniform. Every year we have lots of ‘stray’ uniform therefore we ask that you ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled so that we can reunite owner and item quickly! PE is on a Friday and the children will need both indoor and outdoor kit as the weather becomes colder (including trainers). PE kits can be left in school all week and then brought home on a Friday for a wash.
We are aware that in Key Stage 2 the children are old enough to walk home on their own but if there are any changes please advise the school. We are aware that arrangements sometimes change at the last minute, but if the message comes to us we can ensure your child is safe.
We also ask that any correspondences with school including dinner money/reply slips are handed to the class teacher in the classroom. The children are now old enough to be responsible for their own things and this is a good lesson for them to learn for secondary school. It also helps to relieve pressure on the office so that they can deal with the important issues that arise at busy periods.
Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate for their reading ability. We ask that they read at least 4 times a week to develop their fluency and understanding.
As the children are getting older it is still important that they read to an adult, however we do understand that they like to read independently and if they wish to they can do this if you wouldn’t mind just asking them a few questions about their reading to ensure that they are gaining a good understanding. Your child will be bringing home a book mark that highlights all of the things that they need to be able to do for the level that they are working at. We ask that you record when you have listened to them read so that we can monitor this at school too.
Spelling homework will be set every Friday and the children will be tested on the spellings the following week. Please help your child to learn their spellings. The New Curriculum puts a greater emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar and the children will be tested on this throughout the year.
Maths homework will be based on the core skills of maths such as times tables and will also used to further develop and enhance the areas of maths that we will have been studying in class.
Topic homework is also set and this gives the children the experience of independent learning. This usually is in the form of a project and the children have a number of weeks to complete this. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be involved in your child’s learning journey and working with you will only enhance their learning experience. When the homework is returned to school, the children will have the opportunity to share and discuss their homework with the class.
To download the Team 4 curriculum, On the move – Team 4 (+Year 4 pm)