Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

 

Welcome to Year 4

Reminder :

Tour de Cop heading this way next week. Look out for further information on this week's Newsletter.

We will be showing off some of our art work after school on Wednesday June 28th. Please come along and wander around the school to see all of the lovely things that have been going on in arts week. Details are in the school newsletter.

Friday June 30th is a training day - only staff are required to come to school!

Parents' Evenings in year 4 will be taking place during the week beginning 3rd July, with the later times on Tuesday 4th July.

During the Summer Term our main topics will be: 

  • The Tudors - focusing on the monarchs and changes in the country at that time
  • Living things and their Habitat, and Plants. We will also be entering another BBC Scientific Terrific investigation, looking at the trees in our grounds.

This week's home learning challenge is a Maths CLIC test. The children are used to completing these in class. We would like them to show their workings out in their homework book. They know which sheets they should be doing.

Please return to school on Wednesday 28th June.

We are also sending home spellings for the children to practice during the week. These will be handed out on a Monday, and tested on a Friday. We test the given words in sentences, not as a list. The list of all the words we will be looking at are above, plus a copy of the practice sheet if needed.

 

The children have enjoyed lots of practical investigative work in Science week, and you can look at our results for the Water Freezing experiment on the link below. Our tree survey is also available to view on the same link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific/sections/map-and-data

  

General Information

Please note we are now a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate your co-operation with this.  

  • Please ensure that your child’s uniform, book bag, coat and pack up are clearly labelled. We still have a formidable amount of lost property every term!
  • Reading books and Home School Diaries should be taken home daily. We can then ensure that children get the satisfaction of sticking with a book and finishing it. We’re happy to give suggestions if it’s tricky to find a book which ‘grabs’ your child.
  • Named water bottles should be in school daily and either taken home every night or at the end of the week.
  • PE is on  Tuesday and Wednesday during the second half term. To allow flexibility it would still be useful if P.E. and Games kits could be kept in school all week.  If your child needs to be excused from PE please send them with a note to avoid confusion.

READING ROUTINES

  • Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week. On top of prediction and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as spotting past and present tense and formal and less formal language in non-fiction books.
  • Children may change their ‘free readers’ as soon as they have finished them, they will be reading their Guided books in school regularly so the ‘free readers’ are there for them to practise and enjoy.

HOMEWORK

We will be setting home school challenges every week, and we will alternate between the subjects we are covering. The content will help them to consolidate and develop skills taught.

We are very keen to maintain open communication and a partnership with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us before or after school or make an appointment in advance.

                                     Yours sincerely,

Mrs Turley & Mrs France