Welcome to a new school year! Both myself and Mrs Nicholson are very excited to be working together again with a class we have already taught!
The children have settled and adjusted well to new routines, even those we are changing as we go along to make sure they work. As you will have gathered, we have PE every T day (Tuesday and Thursday) and children have already remembered to come in PE kit.
Just a quick reminder to make sure that all PE kit and jumpers are named (even in ball point pen). Lower KS2 are just as capable of forgetting where they have put their clothes as KS1. There has been a lost school cardigan already, so please check if your child has brought the right one home.
We have asked the children to do some regular homework. Reading three times a week as a minimum and recording in their books is the first requirement. Learning the spellings they bring home on Fridays for a Thursday test. Under the pictures there are documents which will help children learn their times tables. In year 4 there is a statutory test of all 12 times tables so we have a steep learning curve to get them all in and learn them fluently. We can't just do it at school but need the help of home too. Times Table Rock Stars login details will be sent home soon so an easier way of learning can be enjoyed. If the children haven't finished a piece of work at school for whatever reason, when they have been given time to do it in class, we may sometimes ask them to finish at home.
We are looking forward to working with you over the next year. We have plenty of exciting adventures planned!
Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Turner