Y4 Nature Walk- Friday 28th February 2020

Just a reminder that Y4 will be going on their nature walk Friday 28th February 2020 AM.

To save time, please can children come to school in their forest school clothes and bring their full uniform in their school bag.

Please can children make sure they have appropriate waterproof clothing, spare socks and a plastic bag to put any wet (hopefully not!) clothing in.

Thanks

Y4

Y4 Times Table Club – Letters will be sent home this week

This half term, your child is invited to join our Times Tables Club to maximise and support their learning outside of normal lessons. These sessions are intended to help boost your child’s confidence, memory and ability when recalling their multiplication tables.

The club will take place on a Thursday after school from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. The first session will take place on Thursday 27th February 2020. If your child attends the club, we ask that they are dedicated towards it and turn up every week unless there is a genuine reason e.g. dentist appointment. Please note that your child will need to be picked up from outside the double doors at the back of the hall at 4.15pm.

 Please note that there will not be a Times Table club session on Thursday 19th March as this is Parents’ Evening week.

Please complete and return the attached consent form by Tuesday 11th February 2020.

Helping your child with their times tables

What can you do to help your child in practising their times tables?

  • Times tables chanting: “6, 12, 18, 24…”;
  • Times tables chanting in reverse order: “108, 99, 90, 81…”;
  • Using times tables songs
  • Using apps, like the one by  Times Tables Rock Stars or Hit the Button
  • Using free online games, like those on Top Marks
  • Asking your child multiplication calculations out of order, like: “What is 4 x 7? What is 9 x 5? What is 6 x 11?”;
  • Using pasta pieces or pebbles to show groups of numbers representing times tables, e.g. four groups of three pasta shells to show 3 x 4 = 12;

Useful Websites:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://urbrainy.com/mtc/test#

For further information, please visit: https://blog.oxfordowl.co.uk/what-is-the-year-4-multiplication-tables-check/

Y4 Trip Update – Thursday 30th January 2020

Y4 Trip Update – Thursday 30th January 2020

Black Country Living Museum

We will be leaving school at 8:50am and will be returning to school at 3:10pm. Please ensure that your child is in school for an earlier time of 8:30am so that we can leave on time.

Children will need to wear their school uniform on the trip. As some of the museum is outdoor (similar to Blists Hill), children will need to wear appropriate footwear (trainers/walking shoes), and wear a warm, waterproof coat. Hats, gloves and scarfs are also advisable given the current weather.

Children will need to bring a packed lunch as well as a bottle of water. Please can these be in a plastic bag with your child’s name on so that they can be easily thrown away afterwards.

Many thanks

The Year 4 team

Welcome Back

We hope that you’ve had a great two weeks off and that your child is ready to return back to school.

Mr Jackson and I are looking forward to seeing all the children tomorrow and starting the spring term.

 

Christmas Homework

Christmas Homework

Over Christmas, we would like you to try a few of these lovely activities…

  • Watch a holiday film
  • Bake a yummy treat
  • Eat a yummy treat
  • Wrap up warm and go for a walk
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Read a book
  • Play a game
  • Sing one of our Christmas carol songs

As always, we would like to encourage the children to keep up with their reading and times tables over the holiday. House points are still on offer for the most reads!