Welcome back to Autum 2.
We have a few additions to our timetable this half term so please check below.
TUESDAY- outdoor PE (please come to school in your winter kit, remove all jewellery at home, and ensure long hair is tied up).
WEDNESDAY - dance (please come to school in your kit, remove all jewellery at home, and ensure long hair is tied up).
THURSDAY - Reading diaries checked
(aim for 4+ reads, signed by an adult)
- Red spelling books to be handed in for new words
FRIDAY- Spelling test/new words home and on DB, EDshed Spelling Homework task set
Welcome to Class 4, 2022-23. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and are ready to try your best, support each other, dream big and learn lots!
Here are a few things you need to know for the coming term;
MONDAYS- you will have Miss Wood as your teacher, and I will be with you for the rest of the week.
TUESDAYS PE- Come to school in your PE kit and please make sure you have removed earrings at home and all long hair is tied up (boys too!).
FRIDAYS- SPELLING TEST AND TIMES TABLES CHECK. New Spelling words will be uploaded to DB at the end of the day.
The idea of FAST tables is that the children have a maximum of 10 minutes to complete as much of the blank grid as possible. However, they also have the answer grid beside them and are encouraged to use the grid to look up any tables they don't know, filling in the correct answer. (This works on a similar basis to learning spellings; where we look at the correctly spelt word to help us learn it e.g. LCWC- Look, Cover, Write, Check).
We use https://www.online-stopwatch.com/ in class, so the children can record their speed, noting when they finish the grid. Most children will need the full 10 minutes to begin with and may not complete the entire blank grid. When they reach 10 minutes, they stop even if the grid is incomplete. Then they need to correct their work and record their score and speed.
With daily practice at school and at home, children will begin to increase accuracy and speed; completing more of the grid correctly in less time. There is one main rule...children must work down the page doing one column at a time or across the page doing one row at a time. No column or row must be left out- if they don't know that table set, they use the answer grid to fill it in. Use a different grid each day.
The childen have used this method in class last year, so they should know exactly what to do at home too!
Aim high- Our end goal is to score at least 140/144 in under 4 minutes!
Parent challenge- Mums and Dads can brush up on their tables knowledge too- can you beat your child?