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Dragonfly Class

Welcome to Dragonfly Class

Mrs Harden  is the class teacher for the Summer Term 2022

 

About us:

We are a complete Year 4 group in Dragonfly Class.

Our new teacher is called Mrs Harden. We also have Mrs Hughes and Mrs O'Connell who work with us throughout the week.

If you need to contact us, please use the message system on class Dojo or phone through the office. 

 

Our topics for the year are:

Autumn term: Rainforests

Spring term: Switched On!

Summer term: The Stone Age

 

Our Class Read for the first half of the Summer term is: Stone Age Boy

 

Homework

Homework is the best way for you to support your child at home.

 

Reading with your child regularly, discussing and asking comprehension questions about what they have read is essential.  Please make sure your child reads with you at least 3 times a week and that you record this in their reading diary.

 

Children will be set weekly spelling activities.  The spellings will be assessed with a dictation and spelling test . 

This Summer half-term, we are concentrating on the conventions of:

the 'k' sound spelt 'ch',   the 'sh' sound spelt ch,     'que' and 'gue'  in words,   

words with the prefix :   ' dis' ,  're',   'inter',  'anti'  and  'super'.

These rules are used in conjunction with the Year 3 and 4 statutory curriculum spellings, which can be found at: https://icss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Statutory-Spelling-List-Y3-and-Y4.pdf.

 

Maths homework will usually be set online using either My Maths or the Times Tables books, but may sometimes consist of other activities.  The times tables that are expected to be completed every week in the children's book are dependant on the times tables sheets they are working on in school.

 

  • Silver Knowledge -  practise  x3 tables.
  • Silver Speed -  practise  x6 tables.
  • Silver Mastery - practise x4 tables.
  • Gold Knowledge - practise x9 tables.
  • Gold Speed - practise x8 tables.
  • Gold Mastery - practise x7 tables.
  • Platinum Knowledge - practice x11 tables.
  • Platinum Speed or Platinum Mastery - practise x12 tables.
  • Titanium Knowledge or Titanium Speed, they can revise the tables which they feel needs more practise.
  • Titanium Mastery, they need to practise their decimal tables, starting with 0.1 and progressing each week.

 

Homework has changed this year, instead of completing chili challenges in a homework book, the children will be set several tasks on Purple Mash, which is the new software purchased by the school to aid learning.  This can be completed online as well as there being the opportunity to research numerous topics online.  There are also tutorials and information for parents, including a number on using the Internet safely.  Children will be rewarded for completed homework by gaining team points. We celebrate exceptional homework weekly; children can share their outstanding work with the class and receive dojos.

 

 

Water and snack

  • Please supply your child with a named water bottle containing plain water to drink in the classroom.
  • Snacks are no longer supplied in KS2 so it is a good idea to send your child to school with a healthy snack to get them through until lunch.

 

PE 

The PE days for Dragonfly Class for the first half of the Summer term are:

Tuesday pm and Friday pm

  • Children will be expected to attend in their school PE kit on both PE days.
  • Due to the fact that the PE timetable changes  half termly we ask that if your child is unable to take their earrings out by themselves, that they do not wear them to school. We are not allowed to remove earrings and if a child is wearing earrings and unable to take them out they will unfortunately not be able to participate in the PE lesson.
  • During the year the children will be taught outside PE by Mrs Clark and Mrs Guilfoyle as well as a variety of lessons by their class teacher, including dance and gymnastics.

 

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