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Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Welcome to the Lower Band

Welcome back everyone! Term 1, let's go! 


Below you will find the general overview of this term for Lower Band. This document will provide you with an idea of what your child will be learning throughout this term while also providing you with the key dates and moments of joy that are coming up. 


Times Tables!

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

You may be aware that from June 2020 the Government announced a new test for Year 4 children called the “Multiplication Tables Check”. Due to the pandemic, this test was postponed last summer and again this year. This year, we have decided to go ahead with the check. Here’s what you need to know: Under the national curriculum, primary school children are expected to know their 12 times tables by the end of Year 4. As a result, we’ve been preparing the children to know their times tables by the end of Year 4 for quite some time now and this will be a useful checkpoint.

Please see the letter below for more information. 





Our topic for the Term is 'The Stone Age!'

For more information, clips, and interactive games go to: 

PE Days 

Woodpeckers: Monday & Wednesday
Robins: Monday & Thursday
Wagtails: Monday & Thursday
Swallows: Tuesday & Wednesday
Starlings: Tuesday & Wednesday

Forest School Days 
Woodpeckers: Thursday
Robins: Friday
Wagtails: Friday
Swallows: Monday
Starlings: Monday 


Spellings will be posted onto class streams, and weekly tests will happen during Monday Google classroom morning meetings. Please continue to help and encourage your child/children to practice your spellings regularly

Doodle! Make sure you try and spend 10 minutes on Doodle Maths/ Spelling/ English when you can. The top doodlers of the week will be announced in Friday's assembly, and you could be helping your class be the the top class of the week!

Make sure you continue to practice your times tables when you can, to make sure you know them as well as possible - they are super handy, not just for all areas of Maths, but everyday life as well!

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