Croeso i Dosbarth Llwyfen / Welcome to Llwyfen Class!
My name is Mr Dainham (previously Davies) and I will be teaching Year 4 this academic year. The children have already welcomed me to the school with open arms and I am looking forward to spending the year helping them grow into the young people that they wish to be.
At the end of each day the children will be dismissed from the back entrance to the school, not from our classroom. They will also enter the classroom in the mornings through this door. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are unsure about anything. Alternatively, you can always speak to me at the end of the day when I have dismissed the children.
Our topic this term is The Tudors. We will be looking at the beginning and end of the family’s rule over the country, the members of the family themselves and other aspects of Tudor life.
Literacy and Numeracy
We will be beginning our school year by learning about Michael Rosen’s adaption of ‘Aesop’s Fables’. We will learn about the morals of each fable, perform and write our own version of the fables and fables of our own.
In Numeracy we will be consolidating our understanding of place value within number as well as our understanding of calculation.
All children will be given two homework tasks every fortnight. This will be given out every other Friday, and is expected back in school one week after it is given out. They will need to return this by the following Friday.
Children will continue to read Oxford reading tree books and will be heard regularly. Each child will take their reading book home in the evenings so that they can practise their reading at home. Please remind your child that this reading book should be brought to school every day.
Reading is such a valuable skill and we hope that you will support reading by listening to your child regularly at home and helping them to select other reading material e.g. magazine/library books.
Every week, the children will be learning a spelling pattern as well as words that include that pattern. At the moment, the children will not be taking these home.
A useful skill to support your child’s numeracy development is encouraging the learning of their times tables. This does not necessarily mean practising writing them down on paper. Try finding real life of times tables e.g. the windows of a building are in 3 rows of 4. (3 x 4 = 12).
School starts promptly at 9.00am each day, with gates opening at 8.55am. Please make sure your child is on time.
There is a tuck trolley available which sell a variety of fruit and vegetables daily. Items cost around 20-30p so pupils are allowed to bring money instead of their own fruit if they wish for morning break. If you still wish to send a piece of fruit with your child then you may.
Dinner money is £2.50 per day (£12.50 weekly). Please can it be put in an envelope with your child’s name and class on the front and be paid each Tuesday.
Please can we remind you to write your child’s name on all items of clothing jumpers, jackets, P.E. kits, etc.
Pupils will also need a P.E. kit consisting of shorts, t-shirt and trainers. This can be left in school on their peg in a bag marked with their name. P.E. is usually on a Tuesday however, due to shared hall times this does sometimes alter, so if PE kits are available on pegs this would be helpful.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or are unsure about anything.