Cleddau Reach VC Primary - Class 4
Class teacher: Mrs Evans LSA: Ms Davies
Welcome to Dosbarth 4 (Year 2)
Welcome to our Class 4 pages. Here you will find information about what your child is doing each term and general information.
PE kit is to be brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday.
Home readers are sent home on a Friday and are to be returned by the following Wednesday. Each child has their own reading record book for parents to comment on their progress at home.
It is important that your child has their home school book in everyday. This helps to keep good communication between home and school.
TOP 10 TIPS FOR READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME
1. Choose a quiet time
Set aside a quiet time with no distractions.
2. Make reading enjoyable
Make reading an enjoyable experience. Sit with your child. Try not to pressurise if he or she is reluctant.
3. Maintain the flow
If your child mispronounces a word do not interrupt immediately. Instead allow opportunity for self-correction. If your child does try to 'sound out' words, encourage the use of letter sounds rather than 'alphabet names'. Try asking your child if they recognise a section of the word or continue reading the rest of the sentence as this may give them a clue.
4. Be positive
If your child says something nearly right to start with that is fine. Don't say 'No. That's wrong,' but 'Let's read it together' and point to the words as you say them. Boost your child's confidence with constant praise for even the smallest achievement.
5. Success is the key
Parents anxious for a child to progress can mistakenly give a child a book that is too difficult. This can have the opposite effect to the one they are wanting. Until your child has built up his or her confidence, it is better to keep to easier books. Struggling with a book with many unknown words is pointless. Flow is lost, text cannot be understood and children can easily become reluctant readers.
6. Visit the Library
Encourage your child to use the public library regularly.
7. Regular practice
Try to read with your child on most school days.
Your child will most likely have a reading diary from school. Try to communicate regularly with positive comments and any concerns. Your child will then know that you are interested in their progress and that you value reading.
9. Talk about the books
There is more to being a good reader than just being able to read the words accurately. Just as important is being able to understand what has been read. Always talk to your child about the book; about the pictures, the characters, how they think the story will end and their favourite part. You will then be able to see how well they have understood and you will help them to develop good comprehension skills.
10. Variety is important
Remember children need to experience a variety of reading materials eg. picture books, hard backs, comics, magazines, poems, and information books.
TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH THEIR MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT
As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible – games and puzzles are a great way to start. It's also important to show how we use Maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop Maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Point out the different shapes to be found around your home.
Take your child shopping and talk about the quantities of anything you buy.
Let your child handle money and work out how much things cost.
Help your child learn their times tables. Start with the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. They will need to have quick mental recall of these facts.