Welcome to Mrs Cliff's class. We are a mixed year 4 and 5 class who will be working together to cover some fantastic topics over the coming school year. With the help of our brilliant HLTA, Mrs Davies, we will be working as a team to investigate, reason and reflect as we explore our new topics.
45EC Weekly Routines
PE kits are to be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. Our class have PE on a Thursday PM and Friday PM. Please can you ensure that your child's PE kit is appropriate to the weather - jogging bottoms and hoodies/jumpers for outdoor PE lessons.
Reading is a vital part of children's education. Not only does reading build up children's vocabulary and language skills but it also develops their imagination and helps in all areas of the curriculum. Please can you encourage your child to read at least 4 times a week and record this in their reading record to earn team points. Talking and questioning, about what your child has read at home, will also build on their comprehension skills.
Rapid recall of number facts, such as number bonds and times tables, aid in maths fluency and problem solving. The government have recognised the importance of times tables and have introduced a statutory times table test for all year 4 children in 2019. To that end, please can you encourage your child to practise their weekly times tables, particularly focusing on 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9s throughout the year. 'Hit the Button' (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button) is an excellent game to practise the rapid recall of times tables. Children will be rewarded with team points for recalling their times tables with accuracy and speed.
We are very fortunate to have Forest School on Tuesday afternoons with Miss Cartwright. Forest School allows children to learn in the outside environment and build on their education in a practical setting. Please can you ensure that Forest School kit is brought in on a Tuesday and is appropriate for the time of year.
Many thanks for your support. We look forward to a busy and happy year. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to speak to myself or Mrs Davies.