9th September 2013
This short information letter is to welcome you back to St Paul’s School and Class 4. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready for the new school year.
All the children in Class 4 will be given a homework diary. This is to record homework and can also be used as a means of communication between us. Diaries will be checked weekly and we will initial and respond to all your comments. If you have any concerns we are always available after school or an appointment can be made if you have any lengthy worries or questions. A copy of your child’s timetable can be found in their planner.
Please see attached curriculum overview.
Homework will be set on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. One of these will be a talking homework which will involve discussions with your child. Individual pieces should take no longer than 20 - 30 minutes. Spelling homework needs to be practised three to four times throughout the week. Occasionally longer tasks will be set but additional time will be allocated. Presentation, care and effort are important. If your child has difficulty please do not hesitate to speak to us or tell your child to ask for further help or explanations.
Please take any opportunity to encourage your child to recite the times tables or any type of mental mathematics, for example money, percentages, fractions, shape etc and ask him/her questions both in and out of sequence. The following websites are useful for many aspects of maths, including times table learning:
If possible, we would like every child in Class 4 to read independently. Please encourage them to select a range of authors and a variety of genres and keep their reading records up to date, these will also be monitored weekly. We would appreciate any adult who could volunteer to hear readers on a regular basis, first thing in the morning, except Wednesday.
Please ensure your child has their appropriate kit and shoes in school on a Monday morning. Kits can be left in school until they need washing. No jewellery should be worn during PE/Gym/Games/Dance.
Please could your child have a clearly labelled water bottle which must be taken home daily to be washed. Only bottles with sports tops are allowed in order to reduce spillage.
Coloured gel pens are allowed in Class 4. However, it is your child’s responsibility to keep them safe.
Savio House Trip (Thursday 3rd October – Friday 4th October)
A kit list and itinerary will be sent home shortly.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and
co-operation. I look forward to having a highly productive, very successful and enjoyable year.
S Johnson (Miss)