Year 4 Class Page
Teacher : Miss Salisbury
Hello I’m Miss Salisbury and I will be working with Year 4 this year!
As this has the potential to be too much of a good thing, Mrs Davies
will take over every Thursday. Supporting the teaching and learning in
class – all day … everyday will be the wonderful Mrs Richards!
We start this academic year with a theme that has developed through a
Pupil Voice activity during their taster session. During class selection,
The BFG by Roald Dahl came out on top as the book the children would
most like to study for their Read and Respond work. From this, our
theme has developed into ‘The Land of the Giants’ and as some in class
worked out will involve looking at many aspects of Wales. The theme is
sure to provide plenty of opportunities for the children to develop their
literacy, numeracy, discovery and creative skills.
P.E. will take place every Thursday. Ideally, we would like it if P.E. kits could be arranged so that they can be left in school at the start of each half term and then be taken home during each holiday for a wash. They need a t-shirt, pair of shorts or jogging bottoms and suitable footwear in the form of either trainers or gymnasium shoes. In addition to a P.E. session, we are going to be setting a daily challenge to walk a mile! At the time of writing this – many of the children have already started breaking their personal records this academic year, so it promises to be a good year. Keep a look out for our Twitter feeds to see how we get on. More details will follow closer to the time, but we will be making our way down to Eirias Leisure Centre to complete a Swimming block in December.
Hopefully the Dojo codes sent out will have reached you and you’ve been able to successfully login to your child’s account. This will allow you to see and track all the positive behaviour reward points issued to your child during the school day. We know the children love it when you get to hear about how amazing they have been – they always want to share good news with you! Dojos can be earned for work related skills but also for their manner around the school. With encouragement, I hope your child will work towards and earn a Dojo Certificate at the end of the week … but know that it’s a tough and close contest with only the top three being issued one! Keep a look out also to see if your child brings a ‘Seren yr Wythnos’ or a ‘Cymraeg’ certificate issued on a Friday during
our whole school Collective Worship. We know the children will be excited to share with you other notes home – all designed to share in their successes! We hope there’s room on fridge door or on the bedroom wall!
I’m sure that working just in school won’t be enough for Year 4! If they find themselves with a little spare time on their hands during the evenings, weekends or holidays then there is some work that they can access online. Times Tables Rockstars and RMEasimaths accounts are all set up and ready for action. Everyone has been provided with their Username and Password. All they need to do is login and off they go!
Homework this year will include reading, and your cooperation in completing the Reading Booklet would be gratefully appreciated. Reading interaction, even for a few minutes a day will make all the difference to your child’s reading skills. On Dojos, we have set up a point system in which the children will earn one point for taking responsibility for their reading book and record and bringing it in everyday. If they’ve read a little, then they will get an additional point.
Individual learning targets will be set and reviewed as appropriate in school. If you would like some advice on what you can do at home to help – please feel free to arrange a time to come and see me!
May I thank you in advance for your support and co-operation during this term.
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL