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Parents

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Spelling new curriculum: Y3 and Y4

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To support your child over the weekends with homework routines [a request by a parent]

Y4 children always receive their homework on a Friday, due for Monday or Tuesday. The following routine might help some parents in supporting children at home. The best way to keep your child positive about homework is to break the homework up and make it manageable for your child. Don’t expect your child to complete everything in one go. This is more what you would expect a Y6 child to do, but also a Y6 child who is an independent child.

Friday after school: Child comes home – allow your child some freedom, especially after a whole day at school. A good start on a Friday evening, maybe during food preparation in the kitchen by parents: (1) Complete 5 sentences from the spelling list, making sure it’s good quality writing.

Saturday morning between 10:00-12:00 – or Saturday afternoon after lunch for 2 hours: (2)  Focus on the English, as it’s longer writing and your child needs to concentrate for a good hour. The morning: this is the best time, concentration levels are good and your child is still fresh after a good night’s sleep. If you go shopping in the morning with the children, then you don’t have any other option, but the afternoon. Also, depending on your child [you know your child best], allow a small break of about 20 minutes.

Saturday evening: No more than an hour: (3) Completion of maths – this is something different than spelling and English – which is writing.

Sunday afternoon – (4) Completion of the remainder of Spelling homework – sentences.

If you follow this routine throughout the remainder of the year, your child is in a good habit for Y5.

Routines also depend on the routines of parents. During term time, children’s learning should be priority and not the social activities of parents. Try and reduce the social activities of your own and save it for half terms, if possible. I know it’s not always possible, but you can only try. I hope this helps. – Mrs V

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Parents Evening: February 2016

Tuesday 9/2/2016

8:00 – 8:10am – Arjan J

12:30-12:40 [lunch] – Baljorth

3:30 – Trishul

3:40 – Simarpreet

3:50 -Rajveer

4:00 – Simran K

4:10 -Jaskiran

4:20 –

4:30 -Jasraj

4:40 -Harchan

4:50 -Tashanjit

5:00 –

5:10 –

5:20 –

5:30 -Simrat

5:40 -Arvind

5:50 –

 

Wednesday: 10/2/2016

8:00-8:10 am – Arjun S

3:30 – Jesleen

3:40-Sahib

3:50 -Gurleen

4:00 -Anika

4:10 -Shabegh

4:20-Josh

4:30-Aaron

4:40-

4:50-Bakshish

5:00 – Dilip

5:10-

5:20-Manveer

5:30-

5:40 -Ranveer

5:50 

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Update: 6/12/2015

Healthy Packed Lunch

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Update: 02-11-2015

Parents Evening documents and more support.

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Y3-Y4 Grammar Curriculum

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Y4 Maths Curriculum

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Y4 and Y3 Spellings with support

Parents Evening: Autumn 1

Tuesday: 20th October 2015

Rishi 

3:30 – Aaron
3:40 – Jaskiran
3:50 – Simran C
4:00 – Sahib
4:10 – Rajveer
4:20 –
4:30 – Simarpreet
4:40 –
4:50 – Shabegh
5:00- Arvind
5:10 – Trishul
5:30 – Jesleen
5:40 – Manveer
5:50 – Bakshish

Thursday – 22nd October 2015
3:30 – Anika
3:40 – Gurleen
3:50 – Baljorth
4:00 – Tashanjit
4:10 – Josh
4:20 – Arjun S
4:30 – Simrat
4:40 –
4:50 –
5:00 – Dilip
5:10 – Jasraj
5:20 –
5:30 – Ricky
5:40 – Simran K
5:50 – Joban

Ranveer – 7/12/2015

Harchan, Lakhrajan

Trip update: Please ensure your child has a raincoat, as there is a 70% chance for rain on Wednesday.

Update: 26-09-2015
Dear Parents
Please check the page called: Reading and Writing.
There are lists of books for you to guide you when you want to buy books for children. Please use the page to help you in choosing good quality books.

Also, we have our class assembly coming up the 9th October at 14:40. Please come and enjoy the afternoon with us. Our Class Assembly is now a joined assembly with Y4B later in November.

Thank you, Mrs Van

Update: 15/09/2015

Meet the Teacher evening. Thank you to all parents who could find time to come to ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening.

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This is the Power Point we used as discussion  in PDF format. 

For the Y4 Primary Curriculum, please click THIS LINK where you can click through the different subjects.

This next PDF document is help with Phonemes. Please use it with your child to support him/her with the phonics to ensure some good reading.

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Update: 4th September 2015 

Dear Parents, It’s been two days only and there are already a few things I would like to ask you kindly to support your child in order to make good progress and to learn well. These ‘few’ things are just an early start for us both – Teacher and Parent – to start working together as a team in order to support your child. Please may I ask you kindly to discuss the following few things with your child – when he/she is relaxed. 

The importance of:

+ a good night sleep, in order to be focused and well-rested, which will help with good concentration, good listening, good response etc. which will lead to good progress.

+ a good balanced meal – which will lead to good concentration, to stay focused, good listening and response, which will then lead to good progress.

+ excellent behaviour, which means: excellent listening, show respect to adults and friends at all time and in all places, excellent response, etc. which will lead to good to excellent progress.

+ good self-esteem: to help boosting your child’s self-esteem, to let them feel that they ‘CAN’ do things and make them BELIEVE that they CAN achieve anything – which means a positive attitude, feeling positive about themselves, feeling GOOD about themselves, praise them for positive and good things and please don’t let them feel that the ‘wrong’ things are ‘great’. They need to understand the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

+pride -please help them to feel PROUD about themselves, proud when they achieve something and praise them when you know they achieved something, even the smallest little thing. That will lead to ‘bigger’ things. [bigger things = more challenging things].

+ encourage your child to take risks and to challenge themselves – and once again, praise them when they do that, even if it is with something small.

Good luck and as we work as a team, we will work together for your child to achieve the BEST, but it can only happen if we are working together. [Ubuntu – working together and have humanity] – Thank you, MrsVan 

August 2015

Dear Parents: Welcome to our Y4 blog. You will find random notices on this page, especially notes on Parents Evenings or reminders on trips, etc. You will also find random top-tips to support your child on this page – or the other pages: e.g. Reading and Writing page, Numeracy page, etc. We hope your child will have a pleasant experience in Y4!

10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read

As parents you have a key part to play in helping your child to learn to read.                                        Here are some tips to help you when reading with your child:

1. Choose a quiet time: Set aside a quiet time with no distractions. 10 to 15 minutes is usually long enough.

2. Make reading enjoyable: Make reading enjoyable. Sit with your child and share the book with them.  Don’t force them to read. Instead read to them or make it a game when you take turns at reading a sentence or a page.

3. Keep the flow: If your child says a word incorrectly do not interrupt and correct them straight away. Instead encourage them to ‘sound out’ words using the ‘letter sounds’ instead of ‘alphabet names’.

4. Be positive: If your child says something nearly right to start with that is fine. Don’t say ‘No. That’s wrong,’ but ‘Let’s read it together’ and point to the words as you say them. Boost their confidence with praise.

5. Success is the key: Parents who are keen for their child to progress can mistakenly give a child a book that is too difficult. This can have the opposite effect as the child may not enjoy the book if it is too hard. Until your child has built up their confidence, it is better to keep to easier books.  

6. Visit the Library: Encourage your child to use the public library regularly.

7. Regular practice: Try to read with your child everyday. ‘Little and often’ is best.

8. Communicate with the class teacher: When you hear your child read, please record it in their reading record so the teacher can see it. Your child will then know that you are interested in their progress and that you value reading.

9. Talk about the books: There is more to being a good reader than just being able to read the words correctly.  It’s also important that your child understands what they are read. Always talk to your child about the book to see how much they have understood. Ask questions about the pictures, the characters, how they think the story will end and their favourite part.  This will help you see how much they have understood.

10. Variety is important: Remember children need to experience a variety of reading materials such as picture books, hard backs, comics, magazines, poems, and information books. 

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Update March 2015

To Parents of Y4

Welcome to our blog. This blog was used with Y5 2013_2014. You will find all the entries and work done with Y5 on the blog. We will now continue adding on to the blog with Y4V. 

Update: 15th March 2015
Dear Parents

This Thursday: 19th March, we have Parents Evening, starting at 13:30. We have a brief 10 minutes per child to report about academic progress. If you want to know more about the curriculum for Y4, please see the following link.

For the new National Curriculum, please click HERE. Please scroll down to: Lower KS2 Y3 and Y4 to follow and read about the curriculum for Y4.

Apart from talking about levels – for the last time – we as Teachers will report back to you about your child’s progress using the following terms:

Developing 
Secure 
Mastering



17 Responses to “Parents”

  1. I wish everyone a good luck for your assment on Monday and hopefully you will pass.

  2. Mrs Van where is the page where I look at the Guy Bass books.
    😉

  3. hi mrs Van
    just wanted to know that since our last meeting has jaskaran improved in maths. what level he is on at the moment
    thanks
    jaskarans mum

    • Dear Mrs C [Jaskaran’s Mum]
      Jaskaran is doing really great. We can meet next week Monday after school, if you want – or another day – to discuss levels, they are all making good progress, nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, I can not share children’s levels on the class blog. I can tell him in class tomorrow. Thanks. 🙂

    • hi Mrs van
      thank u so much ,that’s fine pls let me now whichever day is easier for u to do . I don’t mind any day as i pick them up from school.
      thank u once again
      sarab
      (jaskarans mum)

  4. Hi Mrs. V
    Please can you confirm if its the Spring Week 7 on the Spelling HW tab that children need to do for their Spelling Certificate.

    This is apparently different to the Spelling List provided in the Spelling Sheet given to the children for the Second half of the Spring Term.

    Thanks & regards
    Harjaap’s Mum

    • Hi Harjaap’s Mum
      Please let Harjaap follow the sheet – the new sheet that was stuck into his book last week. I did make a change to 1 or 2 lists and it was my intention to warn Harjaap and Sayna about it, but completely forgot. I do apologise. Thank you. 🙂

  5. Hello Mrs V,
    It has been great watching children’s work and progress and the Victorian was a wonderful idea to get the children to understand, it was a great time and they all loved it. Thank you for all the hard work with the children, we as parents appreciate it.

    Kind Regards
    Gurpreet’s mum

    • Dear Gurpreet’s Mum

      Thank you for your kind message. It’s great to see that Parents take interest in what their children are doing. It’s great for us to know what children enjoy, so we know how to change/improve for next year.

      Thank you

      Kind Regards
      Mrs V

  6. Hi Mrs. V

    I trust you are well and have recovered from all the hard work and effort you put in last week for organising such a fun filled Victorian Day on Friday for the Year 5 Children. I can see from the pics & comments on the blog that they were really excited about the day and that they thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I attempted a comment on the Victorian Day updates you put up on the Home page, but I think it either went into moderation or it got lost as I posted it on the wrong page. That’s no problem.
    Once again, many congratulations for making the “Vic Day” a huge success with all your effort and graft that you all – Teachers and children put into it!

    Harjaap’s Mum

    • Dear Harjaap’s Mum,

      Thank you for your very kind message. I do appreciate the time and effort you took to come on the blog to leave such a kind comment. All the arrangements to go with such a day is worth it if you see they enjoy it. That’s what it is all about. This is why we have decided to do it again this year, as the group of last year enjoyed it the same. Thank you once again. Your comment is much appreciated.

      Kind Regards
      Mrs V

  7. Dear Parents

    I’m really worried, as it has come to my attention that some of our children have their own gmail accounts and the same time a youtube account. Please, your child is not allowed to have such accounts. Please check on their Internet Activities and make sure you know what they are doing. It is for their own safety, protection [and your liability]. I quote this for you:

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal regulation that took effect in April 2000, forbids sites from collecting personal information from children under 13 without consent from their parents. “It’s not as simple as just asking a parent for consent to let their child have an account,” a Google spokesperson explained via e-mail. “There are associated implications for data and privacy involved,” like reporting requirements about how information is being collected and used, and in some cases there has to be an option for parents to forbid third parties from accessing such data. That’s why Facebook and some other sites simply forbid those under 13 from signing up in the first place.

    “We’ve recently started asking for a user’s age in more contexts, and we plan to start asking for age on more of our properties over time,” says the Google spokesperson. For example, about a year and a half ago, Gmail began to ask for ages when creating accounts in the U.S. “If we learn that someone is not old enough to have a Google account or we receive a report, we will investigate and take the appropriate action.”

    Parents: Please check also your child’s blog – if you know they’ve created one. There is already one that I’m aware of, but not sure if the Parents do know. I will make contact with the particular Parents just to check and make sure that they do know about the blog. Children can have their own blogs, but only with Parents’ permission and their supervision when they are on their blogs. 🙂

  8. Thanks Miss V, for your reply.

    Wednesday 5:00 pm is good.

    C u Wednesday.

    Kind rgds
    Harjaap’s Mum

  9. Hello Mrs.V, I hope you are having a good weekend..
    Pls could you let me know the time slot for the Parent’s Teacher Meeting next week? Any day after 4:45 pm should be good. Thanks – Harjaap’s Mum

    • Good Afternoon Harjaap’s Mum,

      Thank you, I’m having a good weekend and I hope the same for you as well.

      I have been looking at the list where Parents could sign up and strangely enough, you haven’t signed up.
      I have slots for you on the following days – after 4:45 [as you’ve indicated], if you could let me know which one you would like to have, so I know the others are available for other Parents.

      Monday: 4:50 or 5:00
      Wednesday: 5:00

      Thank you
      Mrs V

  10. nice and wonderfull

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