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The KS2 children at St Amand's enjoyed a fabulous day out completing their sponsored walk through the glorious countryside between East Hendred and Ardington. Our destination was the Ardington Stones where we enjoyed a picnic before heading back to school. The walk was a whopping 6.08 miles and not a single complaint was heard! Well done to everyone for a great day and for raising our target money for Mary's Meals! Here is a slide show for you to enjoy!
Term 1 Star Writer, Gold Book and Star of the Week Awards
Hedgehogs' Personal Achievement Awards
As promised I've put the list of spellings for this term here on our web page. Your yellow spelling book for practising spellings at home can be kept at home until Friday. Please try to practice your spellings daily. You can use any of the strategies to help you learn your spellings. 'Look, say, cover, write and check' or maybe use different coloured pens or patterns to help you with the spelling pattern. The spelling pattern for the week is written at the top of the list to help you. Perhaps you could write some sentences in your books for each spelling to help you remember what the word means. It's really important that you use your spellings in your work at school not just to get full marks in your tests but also to use then when you are writing! We will practice spelling and spelling patterns in school also. Please remember to bring your yellow spelling books in to school on Friday for your test. Please also remember to keep your spelling books neat and tidy.
We are excited to be welcoming you back to our Year 4 Hedgehogs Class and really looking forward to having us all back together and learning at school. We’ve been working on our classroom to make it a safe and happy place for all of us. As you can see it looks a bit different to usual, but we’ll be doing lots of fun and nice activities to help us all settle into our new class and get used to new routines.
Our exciting new history topic is World War 2 and in science we will be learning about rocks. We have a wonderful book to read in Guided Reading, Emergency Zoo, written by Miriam Halahmy. We think that you will absolutely love reading and exploring the story!
Here are a few reminders for the weeks ahead.
We know how much you love reading and we want to encourage all the Hedgehogs to be super keen, motivated readers! We want you to take all opportunities to read and we have made some adjustments as to how we organise reading. You will take a book home at the beginning of each week (if returned from the previous week). You can bring it back to school to change when you have read it with an adult and have a signature in your Reading Record. You will have another book at school, which will be read to the teacher or teaching assistant, at least once a week.
We are continuing with the Reading Challenge, so you will have your reading journals monitored and will be rewarded for the number of times you have read at home. Reading journals should be handed in with reading books that need to be changed. We are also introducing a ‘Book of the Week’ each week and would like you all to recommend a book that you have enjoyed reading over the last few months. We would with the class your recommendations and we will chose one book per week to focus on.
PE and PE Kit
The will not require a PE kit at school at all. On Thursday, they will need to wear their PE kit to school and bring a change of clothes in a bag (in case of rain). As it is outdoors PE on Thursday, the children should arrive in trainers and a track suit (jogging bottoms and a warm sweatshirt). Please ensure that your child either takes his/her earrings out on PE days or puts a plaster on his/her ears. Long hair should always be tied back for PE. They will need to bring a pair of plimsolls to leave at school please.
A reminder too, that children should bring limited possessions to school-no pencil cases.
You are encouraged to learn your times tables and will complete a times table challenge each week. Please continue to help your Year 4 child to learn their multiplication and division facts up to 12 X 12. There will be a particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables. We will also continue to set homework from the Times Table Rock Stars App. and Mathletics. Weekly spellings will be set, followed by a spelling test on Friday. The spellings will be sent out on the 7th September.
Finally, if you do have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s learning, feel welcome to come into school for a chat. Please make an appointment via the school office to see us at the end of the school day.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing all your news from the Summer holidays.
See you soon
Mrs Fisher and Mrs Loughlin