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Helping at home and homework
The main task for children to do at home is times tables practice. Year 4 children need to know all times tables and the related division facts. 'Hit The Button' is a great online game to practise all times tables. Your child has also been given a log in and password to Times Tables Rockstars. Please encourage and remind them to log in and regularly practise!
Top tip - soundcheck is set up the same as the end of Year 4 times table test.
Keep an eye out for any challenges I set!
All children have a fiction book to bring home. Please encourage your child to read for 15 minutes every night either to themselves or whenever possible to an adult, as this really helps improve their reading speed, accuracy, understanding of the text and vocabulary. Discussing the book with your child is also very important.
When you have read with your child, please comment and sign in their reading record. When they have completed their book, they can do a quiz on Accelerated Reader to demonstrate their understanding of what has been read and move up the reader ladder!
Children practise spellings as part of their Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons. The children will bring home spellings based on the sounds and spelling patterns they have been learning. Spelling tests will take place on differing days due to the timetable, so please check the spelling list given for the test date. We would be grateful if you could help your child to practise them.
A great question to ask your child is “What is the spelling rule for these words?”
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are our PE sessions. Children should come ready in black shorts or jogging bottoms and a plain white or House T-shirt. As PE is mainly outside, please provide your child with a jumper.
Each week on a Friday morning, in class, one child will be chosen for a 'Star of the Week' award and one child for a '3C' award.
Don't forget to check the newsletter where you will see the chosen children!
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