P4 Homework & Update – October 2020

Dear All,

We have enjoyed a great September learning in our outdoor spaces and will continue this into October. As the weather is changing, it is really important that pupils come to school with a warm and waterproof jacket and appropriate footwear. When we are working indoors,  it is extremely important our classrooms are kept well ventilated so the windows will be open throughout the day. Please ensure that your child also brings a warm jumper/fleece as it can get chilly. 


  • Spelling: pupils write their new spelling words in their homework jotter on Wednesday every week. At home they should use:


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 Tuesday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Wednesday 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 Tuesday 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, 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
    08.10.20 Thursday
    13.10.20 Tuesday
    19.10.20 to 26.10.20 October Break
    29.10.20 Thursday
    03.11.20 Tuesday
    12.11.20 Thursday
    17.11.20 Tuesday

Additional Information

Leaf Identification – P4 have enjoyed taking part in outdoor learning activities, particularly leaf classification. We will continue with outdoor learning throughout October as the class are really enjoying being out and about in our beautiful local area.  

Diary dates:

Monday 19th October 2020 – Monday 26th October 2020, October Holiday

Tuesday 27th October 2020 – 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

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