Children in Class 4 are expected to have a higher level of independence and take greater responsibility for their learning. Children are encouraged to be well prepared and organized during lessons. High standards of work are expected at all times, including work completed at home. All pupils are encouraged to work their very hardest and contribute fully to class life. They are expected to be well behaved, polite and helpful at all times and follow our the class rules. Good work and behaviour will be rewarded. We use our class football system which includes (goal) pitch, yellow card and red card. Whole class rewards include a marble jar treat when children earn 20 marbles. Members of Class 4 should be smart and wear school uniform at all times. Please note that trainers are only allowed for outdoor games.
In Yr 4, most children’s reading skills have been developed significantly enough for them to leave behind the reading scheme and begin the process of self selection of personal reading material. Each child’s individual reading skills are monitored and extended during the Literacy Lesson, but most children will be bringing home a book chosen from the reading corner. As this is a learning process, children may occasionally bring unsuitable material home, e.g too difficult or easy. You can help this process by talking with your child about their choices and encouraging them to choose more appropriate material. The class teacher will also help children with this process. With these books will be a reading diary and children are asked to write a short response to the book each time they read as well as dating the record after each session. Children are asked to follow this process, at least 3 times a week.
The children will bring home spellings, reinforcing these at home daily will increase confidence and help children to learn them thoroughly. The children have a spelling record into which they will be tested of their weekly spellings. This is similar to their times tables practice which will be tested each week too. Children will receive one numeracy or ‘my maths’ worksheet and one literacy worksheet a week. These are given out on Mondays and are due in on the following Monday. The amount of time they spend on the homework should not exceed 30 minutes. On nights where specific homework is not set, the children are expected to use the time for reading and revision of table facts.
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school.
Class Teacher: Miss L Broadley