Year 4/5 Mr Heath
Welcome back to class PHY4/5
Hello and welcome back to Mr Heath’s Year 4/5 class. We hope you’ve had a great Easter break and are ready to meet every learning challenge the new term brings! Miss Murray and Mrs Tuck is our ETA support. We also have Mrs Griffiths work in class with us.
Things to remember:
- Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing! Please record which page your child has read to and also when they have finished a book so we know when to change it.
- Times tables – This year it’s especially important that your child learns their times tables because a national test for Year 4 pupils is being introduced in June 2019. Children should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables at home to boost regular practice in class. Children are expected to know their times tables up to x12 by the end of Year 4. Fluency in times tables will really help with answering calculations quickly and efficiently. Please encourage your child to practise using the co.uk website. All children have been provided with log in details so they can access this from home.
- Spellings - Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practise them ready for their test the following week. The weekly list can be accessed and practised using the Spelling Shed website (co.uk) and your child’s individual log on details. The more they practise, the more points they gain – help them to aim for the top of the school table!
- This half term PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so make sure your child comes to school with their full PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
- Homework – every week, children are expected to learn their spellings, read their school book for at least 10 minutes a night.
Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it.The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.