Welcome to Barnardo Class!
Hello, Barnardo class!
Welcome back for the Summer Term which will be full of learning opportunities plus some fun during your final term in Year 4. Reading will continue to be a focus with the expectation that you read at least five times a week out of school. This will not only give you Star Reader status but will allow you to gain the reward of extra play! More importantly though reading develops your general knowledge, improves writing, spelling and your imagination which will stay with you a lifetime. Active Read sessions will continue with our new text, 'The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane'. This will continue to improve your VIPERS comprehension skills plus reading aloud helps with presentation and confidence building.
Important information for Parents/Carers.
Please ensure all items of uniform, coats, shoes, water bottles and lunchboxes are clearly named.
Children must come to school wearing their PE kit and trainers- for Year 4, PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays for the Summer 1 Term. Children will need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for PE.
Extended Learning Expectations.
It is expected that you complete your homework each week. This will be given out on Friday and handed in no later than Wednesday morning. This is important as on Wednesday morning we will work through the arithmetic sheet plus review and discuss the grammar sheet. The arithmetic sheet is very important as it covers a wide number of mathematical areas Section C is done as a class and A and B at home. The grammar sheet will be revision of a taught session in class.
Reading and recording in planners- You can read both AR books and your ‘Reading for pleasure’ book from home or the classroom book area. You or your parents/carers can make reading comments in your planner. AR quizzes can be done at home (following the completion of an AR book using the code or title) or at school, the link for AR quizzes is on the classroom stream.
Lucky Listeners- The reading sheet will continue to be given out as part of the homework. Please write the names of the lucky listeners on or by the sheet.
Times Tables- You are expected to log on to Times Tables Rockstar's at least twice a week in order to improve your speed and recall of the Times Tables.
Spellings- It is important to continue to practise your spellings each week the spellings which are highlighted in the front of your spelling books are the ones you need to learn. Ten class spellings will continue to be taught with spelling patterns each week and tested on Friday.
We are looking forward to having a productive and fun Summer Term with you all!
Miss Hollick and Miss Williams.
You can continue to improve your times tables knowledge by using Times Table Rockstars and remember to practise your spellings regularly too.