Saturday, October 12, 2013

Term 4 Newsletter


Dear Room 4 Parents

Welcome back for Term 4. We are happy to have four new students in Room 4. Harry, Libby, Ryan and Tangike join us from Room 5.

We have a very busy term ahead of us. The first of the many activities is the Athletics Day on Wednesday 30 October. We will be training most days, so please send your child to school in footwear that they can run in.

Twilight Market
Our annual Burnham School Expo on November 7, will include a Twilight Market, where pupils will sell the products they have made as part of the “Bang for Your Buck” Inquiry. Room 4 will be making pinecone birdfeeders and bath bombs.

Sunhats are a compulsory part of our uniform in Term 4. Please ensure your child has a wide brimmed hat that is clearly named. Any other clothing items you may require are available from the PTA on Monday afternoons.

Room 4 Homework
   Your child will continue to bring home Reading Books four nights a week and Poetry on Fridays. Please try and make this Reading, part of your child’s daily routine. This daily practice helps build confidence and fluency, as their Reading skills develop.

As well as reading, most children will bring home “Turtle” Spelling. This is very similar to the Turtle Reading Words your child will have already had. They will begin with very basic words and progress to more difficult ones as the term progresses. As the words are learnt, I will mark them off on the Turtle, as they are mastered, but I am quite happy for you to tick them off as you test your child.
Gluesticks and Whiteboard Pens
We have now used all the gluesticks and whiteboard pens that you provided at the beginning of the year. I would be very grateful if each child could bring one of each, to help us get through until the end of the year.
Please remember that Brainfood should be a small healthy snack, that can be eaten in approximately five minutes.  Peeling and eating an orange or a whole apple takes too long, especially if the tooth fairy has already paid a visit. Segments or wedges in a plastic bag or box are fine. Water bottles are welcome, but no fizzy or sports drinks please.

Library Day is Friday. Please ensure the books travel to and from school in a plastic bag or similar, to help protect them from damage in schoolbags.

Please feel free to see me if you have any concerns regarding your child. You are always welcome in Room 4 and I’m happy to help if I can.

Pam Golding

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