Welcome! We are Muntjac Class and we are Y3 and Y4 pupils
Muntjac class are taught by Mr Hughes.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to 2019-20! I hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing summer and that your children are now ready to start a new school year!
We can look forward to a very exciting, busy and action-packed Autumn term ahead for Muntjac class. Our main topic for the term will be the Romans! This will hopefully include a trip to Chedworth Roman Villa and a walk down to Littlecote to see the mosaic near the end of term!
I hope you will find the attached topic web helpful so that you can see both how all of the various other areas of learning that the children will explore and how links across the curriculum will be made. The topic web and a knowledge organiser, providing key facts and vocabulary linked to our Roman topic are attached. They, along with this letter are also available to read on our class page on the school’s website.
Throughout the year, reading and discussing what has been read, and practising times tables will be the most important things for you to do at home to work on with your children. We will be starting a new Wiltshire-wide approach to learning times tables in class, but this can only be truly helpful if this is backed-up by work at home. This will mean there is the expectation for your child to login and use Times Table Rockstars every week. At the end of the year, the Year 4 children will be taking part in a statutory test of their tables where they have 6 seconds to type in their answer to any multiplication question up until 12 x 12. Therefore, any additional practice they can receive at home would be much appreciated!
It is also incredibly important for your child’s development that you please do read with them every night for 10 minutes or more. Every week, the children’s reading records will be checked and the expectation will be for 5 different reads and signatures from an adult. Do ask questions and discuss the writing as they read, from both simpler comprehension questions (e.g. what was her name?) to more challenging inference questions (e.g. why do they look sad?).
Occasionally topic homework will be sent home which will incorporate a variety of the children’s skills. As a result of this the children will be given extra time. Further information will follow in due course.
Please ensure that P.E kits are in school Monday to Friday. The children need to have red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a plain white T.Shirt and trainers. As the weather becomes cooler, the children may also need a plain red sweater or the school hoodie. If possible, please can the children also have a change of socks for P.E, especially during hot weather! As always please ensure all clothing including socks are labelled. You would be surprised where clothes can end up, no matter how careful we all seem to be! If children do not have P.E kit, they will be given learning to complete in another class.
Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled). During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.
Please feel free to come and speak to me should you have any issue regarding your child whatsoever!
With best regards,
Mr Hughes and the Muntjac team