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Autumn

25/09/20

 

Another two weeks done! The children have been working hard and getting back into the swing of things. We have been doing extra maths, handwriting, spelling and reading comprehension in the afternoons too. The hand sanitizer has been working well, cutting the hand washing time down and meaning more learning time. The children are starting to get into the routines of Year 4 and having an understanding of the expectations.

 

Just a reminder that children must only have water in their water bottles that sit on their tables. We have already had 4 accidents in the past two weeks where it has been juice that has been spilt and has now stained the carpet and left a very odd smell in the classroom – my biggest worry is that if these bottles with juice in spill on books, that will be irreversible damage to their books and all of their hard work will be lost. If there is an issue with your child having water in their bottles for any reason please send me a dojo so we can try and resolve this and avoid further damage to our classroom environment.

 

Spelling scores were great in general last week and good again this week – the children must have worked hard on these. I notice that there were only around 50% of the class that completed their mymaths homework. If technology is a barrier to the children completing their homework please let me know and I can offer printed copies of the homework. The homework supports the learning done in school and allows you at home to see what we have been learning and help your child with this however I appreciate how precious your time is and so the homework is also pitched at a level to enable your child to complete it on their own.

 

Finally, the children should have brought home small report based on the assessments completed at the start of Year 4. Please take some time to read the explanation that we have put together to explain why you may or may not have certain subject targets on the report – that will hopefully answer any questions but dojo me with any that still remain unanswered.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

11/09/20 

 

Well we made it through the first week! I could see some extremely tired children and staff by Friday afternoon! I have really enjoyed getting to know the class this week and look forward to getting to know them more in the weeks to come. This week has been a tough one with assessments and getting back into the swing of things. We have now completed our assessments and will be starting lessons as normal next week. You will receive a short summary of the assessments in a couple of weeks time to give you an idea of how to help your child. Next week we will be using hand sanitizer on some occasions during the day, if you do not want your child to use hand sanitizer, please contact the office asap. 

 Homework this week is a TT rockstars battle, spellings and reading at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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