Class 4 Letters
Welcome to Class 4!
Dear Parent and Carers,
Class 4 have already made a great start to the new academic year and have quickly settled back into school. There is a busy term ahead with lots of exciting learning.
In Science we will be finding out about the earth, the sun and moon and planets. The children will be working scientifically to develop their knowledge and understanding in these areas.
As well as this, we will be doing a Geography topic called Marvellous Maps followed by a History topic which will look at the social and technological changes which took place during Victorian times.
The different topics will give us the opportunity to teach in a cross curricular way and to develop the children's skills in art and design. The children will produce abstract rocket art in the style of Peter Thorpe and will being design lino tiles and printing using William Morris as an inspiration.
Our writing will be linked to the topics and to our class stories: ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. The children will have the opportunity to develop different writing genres with a focus on organisation of writing, vocabulary and punctuation.
In RE we will be doing a unit of work on harvest and the children will be involved in preparing for collective worship and class prayer.
In Maths, the focus will be on place value, calculations and fractions following the White Rose Maths teaching schemes. Please help your child continue to learn and recall multiplication and division facts – I cannot emphasise enough how important this is and how much multiplication facts are used in other areas of maths.
In PE, the children will be developing their netball and football skills and playing games in preparation for a tournament; they will be working on their orienteering skills. PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Children are expected to come to school in school PE kit with their school sweatshirt; tracksuit bottoms or leggings can be worn in cooler weather.
Spellings will be set each Wednesday and tested the following Tuesday. Topic/Science homework will be set on Wednesday each week. Maths and Grammar homework will also be set and throughout the term with clear ‘hand-in’ times indicated. Each week the children will have a weekly Reading (Y6) & English (Y5) books- please only do a maximum 10mins. We will review the homework each Monday & go through any tricky bits.
In ICT we will be looking at keeping safe online. Our Global Learning theme will look at Poverty & Independence.
I know the children will enjoy the term ahead and will continue to do their best, building on the great work they did last year. Many thanks for your continued support. Please contact us if there are any problems or worries that your child may have.