It’s great to see how many of you Wrock-stars are still gigging. Here’s this week’s top acts:
Take this time to enjoy making cherished memories with your children.
We will all miss seeing your amazing children every day!
Stay safe and take care of each other,
Year 4 Team xx
At WWJS, our aim is to ignite the passion for reading. Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum.
In order for children to fulfil their potential in reading we need as much parental support as possible and we hope to work together in order to ensure that all children succeed.
We have been monitoring the number of times children have read per week and these percentages can we be seen below. I am very proud of the children who have really worked hard and are reading more at home. Well done!
Let’s keep up the great work and improve these percentages!
|Class||Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
|Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
How to listen to reading?
- Praise – Lots of praise when listening to your child read will help with enjoyment and seem less like a chore.
- Ask lots of questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read. Start with ‘Where did we get to last time?’, ‘Can you remember what’s happened so far?’ and ‘What do you think will happen next?’.
- Read anytime, anywhere – You could read in the car, whilst cooking, in the bath or anywhere!
- Read for enjoyment – To make sure that your child is reading for enjoyment, don’t be afraid of getting them to re-read their favourites as this will increase fluency.
- All reading is good – Don’t rule out non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines or leaflets. Reading is reading and it’s all worthwhile.
Quick reminder that the trip to Drayton Manor Park for Year 5 (current Year 4) will take place on Wednesday 11th September. Please make sure you send your signed permission slip and £25 as soon as possible. As we have only received payment from 8 families so far, we will need to review the trip if we do not have sufficient support as school won’t be able to fund the trip.
We realise that the cost of this trip is higher than others but feel that it offers great value for money as the pay on the day ticket per child is usually £29 each without transport.
Thank you for your continued support to enable us to give your children these experiences outside the classroom.
Instead of two individual fund-raisers, this year we have decided to organise an extravaganza and hold the Summer Fayre in conjunction with the Year 6 Enterprise Day.
This will be held on Friday 28th June in the afternoon.
More information will follow soon.
On Friday 14th June, we will be having a mufti day.
We are not asking for money; All we ask for in return is a bottle for the tombola for the Summer Fayre (more information on this coming soon). Please make sure that the bottles are unopened. Believe it or not, we have had half-empty bottles in the past! Bottles could include toiletries, wine, sauce, pop etc.
If your child does not want to participate, they are welcome to come in their normal school uniform.
Having learnt about Carding Mill Valley in our geography lesson today, the children are very excited for our trip! Here are a few reminders of what the children will need to wear and take.
• light layers that will fit in a backpack if taken off,but will keep child warm
• leggings, shorts or jogging bottoms (depending on the weather)
• no jeans if possible (they will get very wet and take a long time to dry off)
• footwear that can get wet and will be appropriate for rocky footpaths (preferably trainers that can be securely fastened to ensure safety, but otherwise wellies)
• a light backpack containing lunch and a snack,waterproof coat and water bottle(s) – no cartons/capri-sun please as these can’t be resealed for later. This bag will be carried all day so should be as light as possible. Children will need their hands free for climbing and carrying out activities along our walk so a backpack(drawstring PE bag is fine) is preferable.
• spare socks and footwear in a carrier bag (not in their backpack as these will be left on the coach)
• a strong, thick plastic bag for grass sledging (optional and only if the ground is dry)
• sun cream and sunhat (weather permitting)
Wow! Take a look at these amazing improvements in children’s speed on TT Rockstars. I am so impressed!
A massive well done to the ‘Rock Stars’ above. If your child isn’t already using TT Rockstars on a regular basis, please encourage them to do so; this increased speed in times-table recall will have a huge positive impact in their maths lessons (and beyond).
Well done to the children who are making the most of TT Rockstars! We’re seeing a big improvement in the speed of the children and they are loving the challenge of beating their own scores.
Below are some of our most improved children and some of our fastest children. As you can see, it really is making a huge impact on the children’s times-tables knowledge. If your child hasn’t played it, please make sure that they log in and challenge themselves. They can play in the garage to practise their tables. Then, they need to record their fastest times in the studio, which works out their rock status.
If you need any help with TT Rockstars, please ask your child’s teacher.