Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to Team 2!
We are really lucky in Miss Maddison's to have a PGCE student working with us this term. Miss Gorania will be working with us until Easter.
The Multiplication Tables Check As we have mentioned in the previous Curriculum letter, the Department for Education (DFE) have confirmed that all schools will be expected to administer a multiplication test to their year 4 pupils from 2019-20. We are continuing to use “TimesTable Rockstar” to support the children’s times tables knowledge and if possible would encourage children to use this programme to practise their times tables at home during the week. We will be encouraging children in Year 4 to practise taking “Sound Checks” using “TimesTable Rockstar” at least once every two weeks (more if they can manage it!). If you would like to see more information about this you can either speak to your class teacher, or visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process#introduction We will also be continuing with our weekly times table test, to check the children’s fluency with their timestables, which are carried out on a Friday. Swimming This term it will be Mrs T’s class who are swimming on a Wednesday morning, starting on Wednesday 8th January 2020. All the children will be attending the swimming session and will need to return the permission slip back to the office as soon as possible once this has been sent home. Swimming lessons will take place at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre and will be between 9:30am - 10:30am. The children will need to bring their swimming kits into school in the morning and will change at the swimming pool. Volunteers A massive thank you to the current volunteers that offer their time every week to come in and help the children with their reading. We would be incredibly grateful if anyone is available to come into school to hear the children read, it really does make a massive difference!
Learning Bulletin We hope you are enjoying the weekly learning bulletins that have been sent out. Please use these as an opportunity to explore what your child has been learning at school.
Dates for your diary ● Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th February - Parent’s Evening
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to your child’s teacher. We are usually available at the end of the day for a quick chat outside the main doors, or alternatively we can arrange a mutually convenient time for any longer discussions. With kind regards,
Miss Maddison, Mrs Houston, Mrs Williams and Mrs Turagabeci