Mr Clarkson's Class
Welcome to year 4!
Mr Clarkson’s class mission statement
We are a kind and caring class who aim to greet everybody that enters our classroom with a huge beaming smile. We try to show good manners at all times, making sure that we listen to everyone carefully and show respectful behaviours.
In our class, we aim to believe in ourselves and always try to keep going and not give up when we find things tricky. We try hard to make the people around us happy and aim to shine in everything we do.
Our classroom routines
Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday. Therefore, on this day we need to come to school in our PE kits ready for this lesson. Please could children come to school wearing a suitable outdoor P.E. kit. This includes leggings/jogging bottoms/shorts as well as your school P.E. T-shirt and a normal Snaith Primary School jumper or cardigan. Children may also come to school wearing trainers on this day.
We ask children to bring an alternative pair of shoes/trainers for each day in school as we will be spending more time on the grass at playtimes. We want to avoid the children sitting in class with wet feet! Please bring these in a small drawstring bag which can be kept on the back of each child's chair in class.
Our reading books need to be in school everyday so that they are available for individual reading with an adult. There will be opportunities to read these books on a daily basis and children may be asked to read to an adult at various times of the week. When a child has finished their reading book, they need to return it to school and sign it back in. We ask that children complete 20 minutes of reading at home each day please.
Reading Plus, our exciting new online reading programme, also compliments the children's independent free-choice reading. It gives a personalised programme for children to work on their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills. We are very excited to use this both in school and for our reading homework each week. Children each have an individual login for Reading Plus.
Spellings will be a little bit different this year! They will be posted on the Year 3 and 4 section of the website each week for the children to access from home, where they can be practised before the test each Friday. Children have been given a green 'Home Spelling Book', to be kept at home, where they can write their spellings up and practise them each week. We will, of course, also be teaching and practising the different spelling rules each week in class, before the spelling test. We are very grateful for all extra support that you give with your child's spelling as a strong partnership between home and school definitely helps to get the best results!
Homework will all be set online this year, either through Doodle, Times Tables Rock Stars or Reading Plus. There will also be spellings to practise each week. We will notify children of their homework tasks in class (please see the homework section for more information). Mr Clarkson will be checking online to see that the homework has been completed. If anyone needs any extra help with the task, or with accessing the work online, we will provide time in school to make sure that everyone has a chance to complete their online work each week.
Times Tables Rock Stars and Doodle
All children have their own personal logins for Times Tables Rock Stars and Doodle. They are fantastic resources for the children to practise learning essential facts in a fun and exciting way online. Children will access TT Rock Stars and Doodle from school and as part of their homework, using their individual login details. These have been sent home for each child inside the 'Home Spelling Book'. Please d contact us if you have any questions about either Doodle or TT Rock Stars.