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Boreal Owls Y4

January 2023

Hello everyone and welcome back to school. We hope that you've had a fun time over the festive period but have managed to squeeze in a little bit of relaxation too! Below are the important bits of information that you need to know for this term. Please note that we will not be setting homework or spellings for the first weekend of term (7th and 8th January).


PE Days - PE days will be the same as last term - Tuesday (Mr Sykes) and Friday (Mrs Marah). Please come to school dressed in PE kit on those days. Please could we make sure that high standards of PE kit are maintained -  at this time of year children should wear a white T-shirt, dark (preferably blue) tracksuit and trainers. Please also provide warm weather clothing for outdoor PE with Mr Sykes and make sure that all clothing is free from logos.


Spellings - Spellings will be tested on a Monday morning. The new lists for this term are now up on the website and can be downloaded for your child's group. None of the groups have changed since last term. There will not be spellings to learn in the first weekend back.


Homework - Will remain the same as last term - given out on a Friday and returned by Wednesday. There will not be any homework in the first weekend back.


Reading - Children should be reading at least three times a week at home and recording it in their reading diary. We will continue to check reading diaries every Monday morning and ask that parents initial their child's efforts. Thank you.


Class Reading Book - To tie in with our new topic, The Stone Age, we will be reading the fantastic 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver. If you would like to purchase a copy for your child to read in class it is available here Amazon - Wolf Brother. It is entirely voluntary to buy a copy for your child. Second hand copies area available on Amazon starting at only £1.20! It is a fairly old book so you may also be able to pick it up in a charity shop. Your support is hugely appreciated by us.


Curriculum Evening - The school will be holding a 'curriculum evening' in the Hall on Wednesday 11th January. Have you ever heard your child talk about White Rose and wondered what they mean? Or perhaps you would like to really understand what we are trying to achieve when we ask you to buy a reading book for Whole Class Reading! Subject leaders will be available so that you can talk to us about the teaching and learning that happens at Great Milton. We would really encourage you to come and find out more about all the exciting teaching and learning that happens in school.


Any questions, then of course please ask one of us at the end of the day.



Mrs Pinto and Mrs Marah

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