Reading: The children are expected to read for 20 minutesevery evening. In the juniors, the children are old enough to be responsible for writing in their own reading records and logging what they have read. This should then be signed by a parent or responsible adult and brought into school to be checked and signed by a member of staff in exchange for house points. If the children aren’t able to read/get it signed, they are expected to stay in for 10 minutes to read at break. This isn’t to be considered a punishment but a means of teaching responsibility. Obviously, for special occasions, allowances can be made.
Our Padlet has had a makeover! Click here to recommend any books that you might have read. Include a brief summary of the plot and reasons why you think others might enjoy it (no spoilers!) – and don’t forget to add your name!
Recommended Reading Lists for LKS2 children: Year 3 and Year 4
Homework: In addition to reading, year 3/4 will be expected to spend a minimum amount of time on their homework each week. • Year 3s a minimum of 30 minutes. • Year 4s a minimum of40 minutes.
Homework will be published on hereevery Thursday and is due in on Wednesdays. Homework will be an opportunity to consolidate or extend learning from that week. It may be related to our maths, English, spelling or topic work.
Times Tables: Children should regularly practise their times tables using ‘Hit The Button’ – (a free downloadable app) or something similar. 2 minutes daily is much more effective than half an hour once a week!
Multiplication Times Table Check (MTC) starting June 2020. As you should be aware, the DFE have announced a statutory times table check to take place for all pupils during the summer term of year 4. Twinkl’s Key Stage 2 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) has been designed especially for practising for the 2020 statutory Y4 Multiplication Test Check. Follow the link below and use this check online to give your children practise with fluent recall of their times tables in a test situation. Optimised for online use on desktop, tablet or ipad, this is a really handy online quiz that can be used independently by children. At the end of the test, an answer page compares their answers to the correct answers and gives them a score out of 25 – so they know which times tables facts they need to work on to get a perfect score every time! Click here: Multiplication Tables Check TwinklGo The children will have a copy of the unique Streatley code in their reading records.
PE: PE kits should come into school at the start of term and go home every half term to be washed. This term, PE will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons.