Congratulations to Kyra who was awarded a pen license on Friday 22nd March. She is the first person in Year 3 to achieve this - well done Kyra!
Well done to Evan, Alex and Nathanael who all earned their pen license in the Autumn term and Isabella, who earned her pen license in January.
Many of the children are very close to earning their pen license (Gold Sticker for presentation).
The children have to be awarded 9 merits for excellent presentation in their books. This includes joined handwriting (where possible), date and learning objectives neatly underlined with a ruler. Ultimately they should feel proud of how they present their work.
A huge congratulations to the Year 4 children who took part in their first sports festival on Friday 1st March. They competed against teams from Stokenchurch Primary, West Wycombe and Oakridge School.
I am delighted to report that they came second in their group and won the trophy for best sportsmanship! We are so proud of their excellent team work; they were a true credit to the school- thank you and well done!
To help our learning of multiplication facts, I have set the class new targets.
Children will demonstrate their understanding of times tables facts by completing 1 minute tables (ideally one table per week). They will answer 12 questions in 60 seconds. This works out as 5 seconds per question, which is considered quick recall.
They will start on x2, and move through the facts systematically. If they score 12/12 they will move up to the next table (see below the expected progression).
x2, x5, x 10, x3, x4, x8, x11, x6, x7, x9, x12
Children should know x2, x5, x10 facts in Year 2 and x3, x4, x8 facts in Year 3, so for many children they are consolidating. By Year 4 children should know all the times tables facts up to 12 x 12. Your child will tell you which times table they need to practise. If your child is struggling, please use the attached sheets to help them practise at home.
Fluency of times tables is really important. Year 4 children will be assessed with a new test called the MTC (Multiplication Test Check), which we will trial in the summer term. More information on this will follow.
Helping at Home
Many parents are keen to know how they can help their child at home. I have put together some handouts that have some tips and some suggested websites that you and your child can look at at home.
Click here for more information.