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Year 4

Dear parents, 

 

Happy new year! We hope you and your families had a lovely Christmas break. We have looked forward to welcoming your children back to an exciting spring term. We are excited to begin our new topic, Caring for our Coasts, with year 4. They are such a caring and inquisitive class, we think the environmental issues we will cover will really engage them.

 

Here is our topic overview for spring 1, where you can find out more about what we will be covering in the coming weeks: 

 

Best wishes, 


Miss House and Miss Mayes 

Dear Parents, 

 

It was lovely to speak to many of you at parents evening.

 

As mentioned during some of our meetings, here are some links, websites and resources to support with home learning. If you have any further questions about ways to support your child at home, please let us know. 

 

Reading at home 

 

It can be difficult to find new and exciting texts to engage your children, especially if they are reading a lot at home. This website features many fantastic fiction and nonfiction books for you to try. The website also filters by topic and age. 

 

https://www.booksfortopics.com/

 

Mathletics

 

I just wanted to clarify the difference between live mathletics and the tasks set by myself and Miss Mayes. Tasks are set regularly by a teacher and these link directly to class work. They should appear on your home page, like this: 

When these have been completed, your child can then access other games and activities. 'Explore' will list other activities, like the ones assigned to you. These may be things we have not yet covered in class. By clicking 'play' you will enter live mathletics, which is very fun, but may be less challenging.

 

Times tables 

 

Some questions were asked at parents evening about the times table check, which will take place in the summer. Here is the government website with more information about it: 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multiplication-tables-check-information-for-parents

 

Times table rockstars is the best way to practice with your child. Here is some parent information about the different activities on the website: 

Spelling 

 

Here are some fun websites where you can practice some of the spelling patterns taught: 

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Practicing suffixes -ed, -ing, -er, -est, -y

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/vowel-suffixes/violets-vowel-suffixes

 

Practicing suffixes -ment, -ness, -less, -ly, -ful

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/connies-consonant-suffixes

 

Practice for spelling contractions (won't, can't) and words with a possessive apostrophe 

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/apostrophes

 

 

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