Our PE day will be a Wednesday. Therefore, children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has adequate winter PE kit with them as the weather is becoming colder.
Spellings will be set every Friday and tested the following Friday. These can be found in your child's homework book. Pupils are given many different strategies and techniques to enable them to be successful spellers as we appreciate that children learn in a variety of ways.
The Year 4 multiplication test takes place during a three-week window in June. Children are expected to know all times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and be able to recall these within 6 seconds. We will be having a weekly times table test on a Thursday and it is expected that these will be practised at home. The times table your child should be focusing on can be found on the weekly spelling sheet in their homework book. If you have access to Times Table Rockstars at home, this is a great way of practising – log in details are in homework books. There are also many online games and apps to support children with learning their times tables such as 10 minutes a day. It is really beneficial to ask your child to randomly recall times tables facts, whether this is in the car, whilst cooking dinner or whenever suits you! Please do see me if this is something your child is struggling with as I can provide support/ideas to help at home.
At Lilleshall we focus on the importance of reading for enjoyment as well as to further our knowledge of the world. Pupils should be reading as often as possible in order for reading to become embedded as part of their daily lives as it is a skill for life. All children have a reading diary in which they should record the titles of the books or other materials that they are reading along with any new vocabulary and comments on what they have read. We value parental input in these reading diaries as encouragement from parents is vital in raising the profile of reading. We ask that children are reading at least three times per week at home. Reads will be recorded at the end of each half-term.
Often pupils have an opportunity to complete independent research on topics throughout the year. All pupils are given guidance on how to use the internet safely and what to do if anything should make them feel uncomfortable. We ask that parents monitor their child's use of the internet when using it at home.