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Letter to the new Class 4 from Mr Seaton

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Autumn term in Class 4


Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer break and are ready for an action packed term.



Mr Seaton is the class teacher in class 4 but, we are also very lucky to have Miss Jackson working closely with us throughout the term. Mrs Lowings will also be supporting us in our learning throughout the year.



In the Autumn term children will be learning about Anglo Saxons and Scots, as their History/ Geography topic. In Science we will be learning about electricity. In Computing children will be using Purple Mash to learn about coding. In RE we will be learning about the journey of life, including rights of passage, religious ceremonies and what it means to belong to a religious community. 



PE this term will be on Wednesday afternoons so we ask that children come to school already dressed in their PE kit. they can wear tracksuit bottoms and top/ hoody in accordance with out PE kit policy and remove these layers as appropriate. We will also be swimming every Friday afternoon so children should come dressed in their swimming costume underneath their PE kit. 



Spellings  - Weekly spellings will be handed out on Fridays and will be tested the following Friday. Through out the week children will have multiple opportunities to practice these in school using the Sounds and Syllables approach. 


Times tables  - Children were given a base line assessment the first week of term and have been told their times tables targets. They must learn and complete (24 out of 24) their tables in the following order before moving onto an ordered and then mixed grid: 2,5,10,3,4,8, 6,7,9,11,12


Reading - There is an expectation that children read four times a week in order to make good reading progress. Children will be allocated books on book club and reminded of their Bug Club password once the term is underway.



The good to be green system will continue to be used across the school. Children start the day on green, and will have multiple opportunities throughout the day to earn a gold card for effort, attitude, kindness, helpfulness etc. Platinum cards will be awarded for instances of children going truly above and beyond in a certain area. Yellow cards serve as a warning and red cards will be given if children continue to not adhere to some area of the expected behaviour around school. In class 4, when children receive a gold card their name is written on a raffle ticket giving them the chance to be draw as the prize box winner for the week. The draw takes place last thing on a Friday. 


If you have any queries or questions I am always here to help. If you need to contact me to discuss anything please contact me on the class 4 email address class4@stjohns-pri-notts.sch.uk. As you know unfortunately due to our safety precautions at this time I we won't be able to chat before or after school in the normal informal way, so emailing me or calling the school to arrange a telephone call back is the best way to get in touch. 


Yours sincerely

Mr Seaton