Spring Term 2023-2024
Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year to you all! I hope that everyone had a lovely break. We have another exciting term planned.
Homework and Reading
Homework is set on a Tuesday and due on a Tuesday. Spelling tests will also take place on a Tuesday. Homework will continue to be set online and this can be found on the school website. Children have all been given logins to access any websites or apps they are required to use. Homework will be checked by teachers the following Tuesday. The children will bring home a reading record and are expected to read to themselves or, when possible, to an adult at least 3 times each week and keep a record of the pages read.
Thank you for finding the time to hear your child read regularly because it makes such a difference to their confidence and learning.
The children will continue to practise times tables facts in school. It would be beneficial if this could also take place at home as this will increase your child’s confidence and accuracy when calculating. Children could spend some time on Times Table Rock Stars to support them with this. Children are tested on their times tables weekly on a Monday.
BYMT Music Teaching
This year, the children will be taught singing, instruments and music technology on a termly basis. 4F and 4T will be learning instruments this term. An additional letter has been sent out about instruments to these classes.
The children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits every Monday for their Munchkin led PE sessions. Each class (except those swimming), will then also have an additional PE session and will need to come to school in the PE kit on this day too. An email has been sent out with these days. We ask that the children bring an old pair of trainers into school that they can change into for PE, as the field is often muddy at this time of year.
Before the Christmas break, children were set an extended project, which was on their homework at the end of term. Each class came up with a historical enquiry question to research and create a presentation of their findings. This will be due on Monday 29th January 2024
Parent Consultation Evening
You will have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher. An online booking system will be set up nearer the time. These sessions will take place on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February.
Friday 2nd February – 4R
Friday 1st March – 40
Friday 15th March – 4T
Friday 22nd March – 4N
Friday 8th March – 4F
4C and 4F’s class assemblies will be in summer term.
Half term – 12th – 16th February
Last day of Spring term – Thursday 28th March 2024.
We are keen to continue to promote high standards both in the classroom and around school. We are delighted to see that the majority of pupils are wearing the correct school uniform, including appropriate footwear. All school policies including the uniform policy are available on the school website.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child, please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs Howard- Year 4 Lead or Mrs Weaver - Year 4 Assistant Head teacher.
Mrs Howard and the Year 4 team
Spring Term 2024
Autumn Term 23/24