Miss Summers class
WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
My name is Miss Summers and I am the Year 4 Teacher here at St Oswald’s.
I am joined by 3 wonderful TA’s … Mrs Clarke and Miss Smith in the morning and Mrs Murphy in the afternoon.
I am very excited to be teaching this class for the upcoming year. We have got lots of exciting things planned and I can’t wait to get started!
I operate an ‘open door policy’ and will be available briefly each morning to answer any questions. If you would like to talk about anything in private or in more detail then please do not hesitate to make an appointment for the end of the school day.
Our topic this half term is ‘Potions’. It is a science focus and we will be looking at states of matter (the process of heating and cooling, solids, liquids and gases and the water cycle). To assist our learning, we will be making our own chocolate to help us understand the heating and cooling process to change things from solids to liquids and back again.
Please support your child in learning their times tables. They have been given ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ logins. This is a fun, online game which makes learning their times tables fun. Please use this in conjunction with the Multiplication Check activity on maths frame. This check mirrors the one that the children will be taking in June. It can be found on the website below. The more the children practise, the quicker they get.
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to ‘Meet the Teacher’, I hope you and your child are as excited for the year as we are! However, if you were not able to attend, please find a copy of the presentation below. Should you have any queries during the year, please do not hesitate to contact me in school.
Spellings; We will be issuing your child with a new set of spellings every Friday. They can be found in your child’s spelling record. Please ensure they are in school EVERY FRIDAY. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY.
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing there is a notice on the notice board outside of the classroom which is updated each week.
Reading; Please encourage your child to reads for at least 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book. Your child has been sent home with a comprehension book mark in their reading books. This has questions on that you can ask as you listen to your child read, or that they can ask themselves.
PE Days; Please make sure your child’s PE kit remains in school throughout the half term. We have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. On a Wednesday morning the children will be going down to the leisure centre with Mrs Higton.
Break times: Please send your child to school with a healthy snack.
Please keep checking the website for notices and to see photographs of the different things we have been up to during the school day!
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