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to Rome Class!

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page!

Firstly, we would like to say a huge well done to every member of Rome Class for a fantastic start to Year 4! We have been so proud of the children's attitude to learning, with a step-up in the work and workload. The children have taken very quickly to this, and we are so pleased with the fantastic results achieved so far.

It has taken a little while to get Class Dojo up and running, but we now hope to give regular updates and feedback of the children's learning from next term.

Please do congratulate the children on their earning of so many Monster Points this term...Miss Honeyborne has already had to restock the Star Jar! Monster Points are awarded for working hard in class, demonstrating perseverance, evidencing our value for the term, helping others and also demonstrating great teamwork, and it’s great to see that children are earning Monster Points for a range of these skills and attributes.

We are pleased to say that every child in the class has handed in every piece of homework on time this term! That's a fantastic achievement, so please encourage the children to keep this up for the following term.

We have been really pleased with most children’s effort to practise their spellings and timestables for their weekly tests. It’s been great to see so many children progressing onto the next levels, so again please pass on our congratulations and continue to encourage the children with this.

As mentioned within the ‘Meet the Teacher’ session at the start ofthe year, reading is a target which we have set for the class. There is an expectation that children are reading for 10 minutes everyday, at the very least. It’s great to hear that so many of the children read for longer than this, however it would be great if they could record each session within their Reading Records.

We will be beginning Reading Record checks on a Friday afternoon,to formally monitor the children’s reading. We are aware that Year 4 children often enjoy the independence of reading alone, however we have asked that at least once a week they read to an adult. Although it is great to encourage independence amongst child readers, we feel that it is important for children to regularly read aloud too as this uses an alternative set of skills (and is a great opportunity for parents to monitor their child’s progress!) We would appreciate it if parents could then make a record in their child’s Reading Record, making a short comment about their child’s reading also.


Furthermore, if any parents have some spare time and would befree to hear some of the children reading in class, we would be most grateful!

Miss Honeyborne has posted photographs taken from our school trip last Monday on Class Dojo. The day was a great success, and proved a fantastic opportunity to consolidate all of the children’s knowledge of the Romans. We were extremely proud of the children’s behaviour and enthusiasm on the day, so well done Rome Class!

Finally, we hope you all have a wonderful half term and look forwardto hearing all about the exciting things that you do!


Miss Honeyborne, Mrs. Fidler and Mrs. Bannister

Our learning in Term 1