Welcome back to Class Four! We hope you all had a fantastic summer.
Your teachers are:-
Miss McClune (Class Teacher)
Mrs. Jones (Teaching Assistant)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
As always, we will be preparing children with the essential skills needed to succeed as they move towards upper juniors. It would be extremely beneficial, if in small bursts at home, children can be practising times tables up to 12, telling the correct time and counting simple change in coins. Practising little and often will consolidate learning and increase confidence.
Regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and increase their vocabulary. For our weekly spellings, we have been focusing on the applicable spelling rule.
Monday - Spellings & Reading
Tuesday - Spellings & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings & Reading
Thursday - Spellings & Reading
Friday - Spellings, Reading, Maths & English
Your English and Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. You will also receive your new spellings on a Monday with the previous spelling score. Please make sure these are completed nightly. Remember; look, cover, say, write, check.
During the Autumn term, we will continue to develop our core knowledge in Mathematics through extending, using and applying our skills. A key focus this term will be division. Children will secure their knowledge and understanding of mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. Linking mathematical learning to our topic we will look at chronological order and timelines.
Our class topic for the first term links together the Romans and Anglo-Saxon life and linking this with the story of Beowulf. In English, we will explore this tale in detail and the original poem written in Old English set at the time of the Anglo-Saxons. We will orally rehearse and recite poetry, explore the characters, write diary entries and write our own adventure.
In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore sound and electricity. Through scientific investigations we will explore how sound travels and conduct experiments to discover what can affect this. We will also look at electric circuits and develop our own buzzers to use in school.
In History, we will be learning about the Romans and Anglo-Saxons; exploring The Roman Empire and its influence on Britain as well as Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements, kingdoms, art and culture and how this has influenced life today.
In Geography, we will be completing a case study of the country of Italy which will link with our topic of the Romans. We will explore the country, learn about the culture as well as creating a piece of written work.
In Art, we will be exploring art and culture during Roman and Anglo-Saxon times and replicating artefacts such as Anglo-Saxon broaches and Roman purses.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about Jesus' power. We will also be learning about the religious beliefs of the Romans.
In Music, we will be learning different songs to learn facts about our topics as well as composing music using different instruments. We will be exploring beats and rhythm patterns through Djembe in Autumn 2.
In Spanish, we will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary and learning new phrases.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon; we are learning about invasion games including basketball, netball, badminton, tennis, rounders and cricket. Class Four will go swimming on a Thursday afternoon. The children will need their full indoor and outdoor P.E. kits as well as a swimming kit for Thursdays.
Thank-you for your continued support - Year 4 Team