Mrs Vartan and Mrs Scott will collect your home reading diaries every day. There is a ‘Home Reading Book’ box in the classroom for you to put your folder in when you arrive in the morning. If you bring your reading diary in you will get 1 piranha and if you bring your diary in AND a grown-up (or you, if your adults have said you can) has written in it, you will get 2 piranhas on our home reading chart. Remember – your house will get a house point if everyone brings their diary in and they will get 2 house points if everyone has read too!
When you receive 9 or 10 piranhas on the chart, you will be awarded with a Piranha bookmark. Each week after this, you will be awarded with a sticker for earning 9 or 10 piranhas. After you have collected 10 stickers on your bookmark, you will get to choose your own book from Mrs Hoggarth-Allen’s office.
As in Year 3, your child will bring home 3 sentences that they need to learn. Within these sentences there will be tricky words, high frequency words, phase 5 or 6 spelling words and Year 4 spelling words. They will spend a session each day learning about these words in school and will have a dictation session on Fridays. The sentences will be read aloud and the children will need to write them down in their English books. Scores will be done based on how many of each type of word are in the sentences. They will bring these sentences home in YELLOW home spelling books.
In Year 4, home learning will be a little bit different to what you are used to. Each week, your child will be sent home with a home learning grid. Each week your child will be able to choose whether they complete an English, Maths or Creative piece of home learning. They can also choose to do more than one piece of home learning if they wish. The grid will contain 6 weeks-worth of home learning tasks. It is expected that your child will choose a different piece of home learning each week and Mrs Vartan will keep a record of which pieces are being completed so that all children are accessing ALL areas of learning in one way or another.
Home learning will be sent home on Fridays and will be due back in on Wednesdays, giving your child 4 days to complete their chosen task. All of the tasks will link as closely as possible to the topic, Maths and English learning that we are doing in class.