Homework & Update – P4!
We have had a very busy first term with some ups and downs. Fingers crossed we all stay healthy on the lead up to Christmas and over the holidays. We are doing everything in our power to bring some festive cheer this month!
We still have to adhere to safety measures to ensure all children and staff in school are as safe as possible so please follow the FACTS guidance at all times. As in previous months, it is still extremely important that our classrooms are kept well ventilated so the windows will be open throughout the day. We now also have carbon dioxide monitors in the classroom which alert us to higher levels and prompt us to open the door. Therefore please ensure that your child wears a warm jumper/fleece as wearing layers is the best way to keep warm. Also it is extremely important that with the change in weather, all children come to school with a warm jacket/coat.
- Spelling: homework tasks consist of pupils writing new spelling words in their homework jotter on Wednesday 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 credit card points. Completed spelling homework should be returned the following Monday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Wednesday each week. All activities are discussed in class so your child should be able to complete these tasks independently or with minimal adult support.
- Numeracy & Maths: each week an activity sheet will be given 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 goes home once or 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 a mix of indoor and outdoor activities where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on Tuesday and Thursday each week. An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, fleece and outdoor showerproof jacket. We still have no changing areas at present so children will wear their kit for the day.
Mandarin – P4 have been taking part in weekly, half hour Mandarin lesson every Wednesday morning. Ms Ling Sun has been providing introductory lessons over the term which the children are enjoying.
Tuesday 30th November 2021 – St. Andrew’s Day Class Activity & Dunedin Consort
Monday 6th December 2021 – Christmas post box in place outside Mrs Caldwell’s office
Tuesday 7th December 2021 – Dunedin Consort Performance for P4 and P6
Monday 13th December 2021 – Gary Copeland Concert for P3 and P4, 2.15-3pm
Tuesday 14th December 2021 – Christmas Lunch / Carol Singing at the Horn, P3 and P4, 2.00-2.30pm
Thursday 16th December 2021 – P4 Christmas Party and Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 17th December 2021 – Christmas Assembly with Mr Duffin, HT Award and Dunedin Consort (Handel’s Messiah, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – details to be confirmed)
Thursday 23rd December 2021 – Monday 10th January 2022, Christmas Holidays
Tuesday 11th January 2022 – 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