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  Welcome to Year 3 & 4, Blue 2 Class at Yarmouth Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Blue 2 class. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.

Staff The teacher for Blue 2 Class is Mrs Smith supported by Mrs Sharpe (TA) every morning, Mrs Munn (HLTA) on a Wednesday and Mrs Plant (HLTA) on a Friday.

We hope that this will be a fun and happy year with us.

Please see below for key information.

AM & PM Routines

Morning drop off and end of day – Your child can brought to the side entrance at 8:40am where a member of staff will meet them. They will be at the same door for collection at the end of the day at 3:00pm. Only one parent/carer to be on site to drop off or collect their child. Please ensure you maintain social distancing.
In line with Government guidance, please do not send unnecessary items from home into school.

Uniform

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain!

PE & Outdoor Learning

PE and Outdoor Learning –  Our day is Wednesday and just PE on a Friday. We are happy if the children wear their PE kit on their allocated PE/ Outdoor Learning days. This is to minimize items being brought into school. On Outdoor Learning day, they do need to remember to bring in their rainwear and wellingtons.

Homework

Homework – Each half term, your child will be sent home with an optional topic related homework task. This will help develop their independent working skills as well as support the work we do in class.
Spelling homework will be sent as a variety of tasks and activities. They will be informally tested in school over the weeks.
Maths homework will be in the form of times tables tasks and will be sent home on a Monday and expected to be returned by Friday morning. Please make sure your child is practising their times tables as Year 4s must now undergo a national test at the end of the year.
They will be bringing home a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars as these are excellent ways for them to practise at home.

Food & Drink

Drinks – We recommend that your child brings in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. They will be fully accessible in the classroom at all times.

Snacks – If your child would like a snack at break time, this will need to be provided from home. Being in Key Stage 2, we no longer receive free fruit. This has to be a healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar. No crisps or chocolate coated items please.

Lunchboxes – These will be stored in the classroom. Please remember we are a nut free school.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo – We are all connected on Class Dojo now which is fantastic! This is how we will give you any important information and how you can keep in touch with me if you have any concerns or wish to celebrate something your child has done at home.

Toys & Belongings

Toys/Belongings – Please can you ensure that your child does not bring in any toys to school at the current time. We will provide writing equipment but if your child wants to bring in their own pencil case, they will need to leave it at school.

Reading

Reading – This is a vital part of your child’s learning. We will hear your child read in groups or individually every week. To support your child, we ask that you listen to them read as often as possible at home and question them on the text. Please record every time you listen to your child read, or they read to themselves, in their reading record.

As part of our Greek Topic we had a Greek food tasting afternoon and designed and built our own Greek buildings.

We made Mediterranean Tiles

We have made our own mini movies using iMovie.

We used I Can Animate and blue tac to make our own animations.