We operate an open classroom policy and welcome the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. We may not always be able to speak to you in detail at the beginning and the end of the day but will happily make an appointment at a mutually convenient time. Alternatively, we are more than happy to speak over the phone or via email.
Start and end of day expectations
Children should arrive at school from 8.45 am walk down to their classroom. They should enter the classroom via the outside door. Lessons will begin at 9.00 am.
At the end of the day the children are brought up to the top of the school grounds. Lessons finish at 3.15pm and so children should be up to the gates by 3.20pm.
Please try to read with your child every day, this could be the home reader, a library book or any other book. Children are then able to quiz on these books at school using Accelerated Reader which you can then check from home using the home connect website. Children are able to change their books as often as they need to, however, it is beneficial to re-read and discuss a book thoroughly to ensure they understand it before moving onto the next book, re-reading also helps with spelling. It is expected that they will have their reading book at school every day.
Homework will be set each Friday and expected in the following Friday. The children will have a homework book that they can use to investigate spelling patterns and rules. We ask you to support your child’s learning by reading with him/her every night. Under the new Maths curriculum, pupils in Year 4 should have a fluent recall of all multiplication tables by the end of the year. To ensure that pupils acquire this vital skill, will be asking children to practice these at home. Children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars at home and should use this to regularly practice their recall.
Alongside weekly spellings, children will have online ‘My Maths’ homework set – this will be linked to our focus for Maths lessons that week.
There may also be the occasional extra piece of learning that we will ask the children to complete, perhaps to research information for our topic work.