Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Year 3-4! It feels like a long time since we have been able to be together but we are really looking forward to embracing the new normal and getting back to school life. We have lots of fun ideas and lessons that we cannot wait to get started with!
Here is some information that we think will be useful to you. However, we are always available to speak to should you have any other questions. We understand that it is harder to pass messages this year, however we are always contactable via the school office or email.
Each child will have a reading book and reading diary to take home with them every day. We ask that the children please bring these with them to school daily. In order to support your child, we would like it if someone was able to hear them read at home as much as possible, ideally every day. If you hear your child read please record it in their reading diary.
If your child needs their book changing an adult will guide them to choose a suitable new book. Once a child has evidence of having read at home four times they will be able to earn a leaf towards a reward.
Homework and spellings
Children will receive one piece of English, Maths or enquiry homework most weeks on a Friday. We ask that this be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. In addition, your child will be receiving a weekly spelling list for them to learn at home and regular times tables to practise. We also welcome any additional home learning that the children wish to complete for example anything related to our enquiry.
PE and swimming
The children in Maple class will be having PE lessons each week on Wednesday and Thursday.
In order for your child to be able to participate fully in these lessons we ask that they have a PE kit in school at all times. This consists of a t-shirt, shorts or sports trousers and daps or trainers. We ask that earrings are removed for PE lessons. If your child is unable to remove their earrings please provide them with plasters to protect the ears during lessons.
The swimming teachers are working hard to try and make sure swimming lessons will start the week beginning 14th September, however if this changes we will let you know. The children will be allocated to a group and Maple class will swim on one of the afternoons on Thursday or Friday.
Swimming lessons rely on the support of volunteer adults to supervise the children while changing before and after the lessons. If you have an up to date CRB form and are available to help on any of the days we would be extremely grateful.
Children must bring an appropriate swimming costume and a towel. Long hair must be tied back.
Your child is welcome to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time. Chocolate, crisps and sweets are not allowed.
We would welcome any volunteers who would be willing to come and hear children read. If you are able to help us please come and speak to a member of staff.
We appreciate your support with all these matters.