Welcome to Malala Class
'One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world,' Malala Yousafzai
Our teacher is Mrs Chamberlain, with Ms Palmer on Thursdays, and our wonderful teaching assistants are Mrs Bunting and Ms Baldwin,
We share information and images of your children via Seesaw so we encourage you to download the app and you will be able to see activities, photos and videos when they are uploaded. You are welcome to message me and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
We will be doing PE on Tuesday mornings, with Mr Hemmings, and Friday mornings so all children will need to arrive on those days in appropriate kit. There is no spare kit to borrow so please ensure that your child is wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts or leggings with non-slip trainers or plimsolls. If the weather is cold, they may wear tracksuits or a hoodie. Multi-coloured gym wear or football shirts are not acceptable, I'm afraid.
Spellings - these will be sent home each fortnight and these are posted on the class web page. Your child will tell you their group. They will be stuck in to the back of their Yellow Reading Record to practise at home. They are also on this page should you ever lose them!
Reading - we would love it if your child reads to you or you read to them every night. We understand that this is not always physically possible but if you can do at least three listens per week, that would be great. It is a known fact that children's vocabulary and understanding is improved by reading everyday. Please talk to your children about their reading. It should be a pleasurable experience with a mutual enjoyment of storylines and characters. Question them about their understanding and make predictions about the next chapters.
Readopoly Challenge - each child will be given a Readopoly Board and the challenge is to read 24 books in a year! After 5 books, they will receive a bookmark; after 10 books, they will receive a pencil; after 15 books, a certificate, and on completing the 24 books, they will receive a free book! In addition to this, they will receive a big shiny sticker every three books.
Last year we had at least 22 children who completed 1 Challenge and 5 children who completed 2 Readopoly Challenges so it can be done !
Times Tables - please encourage your children to go on their TTrockstars login -they will show amazing improvement in their speed of recall.
Year 4 children have an account with Doodlemaths and their own login. Daily 10-15mins practice is highly recommended.