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Homework day:          Fridays

Please try and support your child(ren) with the completion of their homework. They must try their best to complete it to the best of their ability. It would be really helpful if you could check (signed signiture) that they have completed it properly and write a supporting comment to help boost their confidence.


Homework is handed out on  Friday, and will normally include times tables and spelling, as well as other projects at different times. However, the most important task to do at home is reading! You need to be reading every night - it improves your learning, increases your vocabulary and it's fun! Please help us monitor how much your child is reading by ensuring their reading diaries are kept up to date.



Reading at home: 

Please try and ensure that an adult in the home is hearing  your child(ren) read. Try and read a balance of fiction and non-fiction books. Discuss parts of the text you all enjoyed reading and why you enjoyed reading with them. Try and ensure it is an enjoiyable experience!

'Reading together' will build special bonds and habits that will last for a long time. The more you support your child in reading, the more you empower them to access the curriculum and information that is all around.


Times tables: 

The year 4's have been challenged to learn of their x tables before Easter. Please try and support your childr(ren) in learning them. Times tables open many areas of the maths curriculum to them. Encourage them to learn them in small chunks, such as the first 6 of the 2 times tables, then next 6 and then the same for learning the divisons for each times table. The children in year 4 are assessed weekly and their progress is charted. During the test the children are given 6 seconds to answer each question. It is not just about learning them in order, it is about knowong them and being to recall the answers quickly

(5 seconds!).


The children are tested on their spellings on a weekly basis. It would be a real help if you could support them in learning their spellings and ensuring they know what the words mean and how to use them in sentences.

Also have a look at some of the Netherthorpe Spell Well Activities document.


Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834

SEN Contact: Ruth Kay & Clare Wilson

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