✨Welcome back to school P4! ✨
We are delighted to back on school grounds and particularly so in this lovely spring weather. Obviously we still have to adhere to safety measure to ensure all children and staff in school are as safe as possible so please follow the FACTS guidance at all times. When we are working indoors, it is still extremely important that our classrooms are kept well ventilated so the windows will be open throughout the day. Please ensure that your child also brings in a warm jumper/fleece as it can still get chilly and wearing layers is the best way to keep warm.
Unfortunately we are still unable to use the indoor hall spaces so will be as creative with the outdoor and classroom space as much as possible whilst ensuring everyone’s safety.
- 🔡Spelling: will continue from w/b 22nd March with pupils writing new spelling words in their homework jotter on Tuesday each week. At home they should use:
LOOK THINK/SAY COVER WRITE CHECK
to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete an activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional second activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory. Completed spelling homework should be returned the following Monday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Tuesday each week.
- 🔢Numeracy & Maths: please use the enclosed activity sheet to practise work which has been taught in class. Pupils can write straight onto this sheet so no need to copy into their jotters and this can be returned in their folder on Monday of the following week.
- 📚Reading: all pupils have been allocated a reading book which will go home twice per week to be read with an adult. It is extremely important that this activity is done at home as only through regular reading practice, will children improve this valuable life skill! Please ensure your child’s reading book is returned to school on the date written on the bookmark. It would also be helpful if you could initial this when you have heard your child read.
- 👟PE/Health & Wellbeing: this will be an outdoor activity where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on the allocated day each week (see dates below). An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, fleece and outdoor showerproof jacket. We have no changing areas at present so children will wear their kit for the day.
Date P.E. / Health & Wellbeing Activity Day 18.03.21 Thursday 23.03.21 Tuesday 01.04.21 Thursday 02.04.21 to 19.04.21 Easter Break 20.04.21 Tuesday 29.04.21 Thursday 11.05.21 Tuesday
🧪Science – P4 will continue to enjoy learning on Friday mornings with Mrs Cummings and their class teacher. These lessons will take place both inside and outside so please ensure pupils are appropriately dressed. Mrs Cummings is looking for some household items so if you are able to donate any of the following this would be much appreciated:
CDs, DVDs, plastic disposable sports bottles with lids, corks, old plastic loyalty cards, small wind-up toys, pringle tubes and lids, plastic ice-cream tubs.
🥐French – Mrs Caldwell will be teaching P4s a French Easter song which highlights some of the traditions celebrated in France.
🧧Mandarin – P4 have been lucky enough to have been chosen to receive a block of x 6, hour long Mandarin lessons every Wednesday from 17th March to 5th May. Ms Ling Sun will provide some introductory lessons over the 6 week period which we are sure the children will enjoy.
Friday 2nd April 2021 – Monday 19th April, Easter Holiday
Tuesday 20th April 2021 – Pupils return
If you have any queries regarding homework or wish to discuss another aspect of your child’s education please contact Mrs Roy or myself by email:
Many thanks for your support,
Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy