Cubert School

Cubert School

Swallows - Year 4

Welcome to Swallows                                                            

Our Class teacher is Mr Hyde and our teaching assistant is Darren Endean. 

Our classroom is a busy learning environment so to help keep us all organised I have listed some of the main requirements and expectations for the class.

Reading

In Year 4 I expect all pupils to be reading at least five times a week.  There will be  a Reading Record coming home so that this can be recorded.  The Reading Record will also be a good way to communicate with myself for non urgent messages.  Pupils should be reading age appropriate books which challenge and stimulate them.  If you would like any advice please just ask!

We also use literacy planet to help develop our skills.  There will be regular work set on there and it can be accessed on most tablets and computers (I don't think it works on mobile phones)

https://www.literacyplanet.com/uk/

Spellings

These will be given out every FRIDAY to be tested the following week.  Please take the time to learn and go through the spellings with children at home as they are an important part of building literacy skills and vocabulary. 

There is a section on literacy planet called 'Word Mania' which is a superb competitive spelling game.  It is free and available through the literacy planet website.  Alternatively it is available as a separate app for tablets. 

Times tables

 It is expected that all pupils know their tables up to 12 x12, in order, out of order and with associated division facts by the end of the year.  Help with this at home would be very beneficial for your children.  We are using the Times Tables Rockstars website to help boost our times tables which pupils have the log in information for.  If you have any questions about this please speak to Mr Hyde.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Meetings

If you need to meet with me for any reason please organise a time with the Staff in the office.  We are all on the same team and happy productive pupils is the goal so please do come and chat if you have any worries!

PE

It is essential that all pupils are taking part in PE regularly and this will require a full PE Kit.  I suggest that their kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday.  Our PE days will be

MONDAY and THURSDAY.  If there is a problem with PE kit please come and speak to the office.

Topic

This term in Swallows we will be working on our main topic of BACK IN TIME.  This will  cover all aspects of our learning and will follow the interests of the pupils.  We will be looking in depth at the Romans, we will be investigating their politics, how they lived, what they ate, their beliefs and also the geography surrounding their empire.

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch either through the reading diary or by organising a meeting .  I look forward to an exciting year with Swallows Class!  - T Hyde

Homework

This will be sent home on a FRIDAY and collected in the following WEDNESDAY.  I do expect that everyone completes homework and  if there are any problems please see me before the hand in date.

Meetings

If you need to meet with me for any reason please organise a time with the Staff in the office.  We are all on the same team and happy productive pupils is the goal so please do come and chat if you have any worries!

PE

It is essential that all pupils are taking part in PE regularly and this will require a full PE Kit.  I suggest that their kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday.  Our PE days will be MONDAY and THURSDAY.  If there is a problem with PE kit please come and speak to the office.

Topic

This term in Swallows we will be working on our main topic of BACK IN TIME.  This will  cover all aspects of our learning and will follow the interests of the pupils.  We will be looking in depth at the Romans, we will be investigating their politics, how they lived, what they ate, their beliefs and also the geography surrounding their empire.

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch either through the reading diary or by organising a meeting .  I look forward to an exciting year with Swallows Class!  - T Hyde