Welcome to Doves
Class teacher: Mr Hegarty
Supported by: Mrs Lynott
Below are a few things that you will find useful. If you have any questions, then please contact us via the school office email address.
Indoor PE is now every Thursday, while outdoor PE is on a Friday.
Homework is given out every Friday and is to be returned by the following Thursday. All homework will be posted on teams, and unless otherwise stated, returned via Teams as well.
The children are given a list of words at the beginning of each half term. They are taught the spelling rule at the beginning of the week and then the test is usually carried out on a Friday. Spelling List is attached below.
The children all have access to TT-Rockstars, which they are encouraged to use to help them improve their speed at answering questions. Occasionally they will have time in school to use TT-Rockstars. Most children are on the automatic training mode, which works through the timetables in a set order. Log in details for TT-rockstars have already been given to children in previous years but this will be sent home again with children as needed. On a Friday the children take part in a Club 99 challenge, they are given their tests so they can share with you how they have done.
Club 99 is a set of challenges that get increasingly more difficult. The children are given 8 minutes to complete the questions.
Once a week children will also complete a speed times-table practice session in which they complete a times-table grid as quickly as possible. This has been attached below for you in case you would like to practice this with your child at home.
To help your children improve their times table knowledge below are some games they can play online:
The whole of the KS2 will be taking part in an exciting new reading challenge throughout the whole academic year. Reading record booklets will be sent home with each child and children are required to try to read a few times a week. Parents need to sign these reading records after each time their child has done some reading. Reading record booklets will then be collected promptly on a Thursday morning and will be checked. The number of times each child has read over that week will be recorded (maximum one recording per day of reading) and prizes will be given to children as they reach certain milestones.
Prizes will be given after reaching the following number of reads
25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 325
Sometimes children will also be awarded for their efforts during weekly assemblies.
Autumn Spelling List
Speed Times Speed Practice
Year 4 Autumn Quest
Year 4 Calculation policy