Welcome to Class Four
Your teachers are:
Mrs Minton-Allen (Class Teacher)
Miss Lions (Teaching Assistant)
Miss McLaughlin (Teaching Assistant)
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'.
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
During the Spring term, our class Topic is Romans - Crime and Punishment which is History based. We will learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will also be learning about crime and punishment from the Anglo Saxon period to the modern day.
In English, we will be linking our writing to our topic work on the Romans and we will use Digital Literacy to enhance our writing, producing a short film at the end of term. We will cover six genres of writing including character descriptions, narrative writing, letters, dairy & information writing.
In Maths, we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction extending, using and applying our skills. A key focus this year will be to learn out times tables up to 12 x 12. 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. We will also learn about using negative numbers and how to count below zero.
In Science, we will be learning about electricity and its influence on daily life. We will learn about different circuits, insulator and conductors and different kinds of switches.
In Religious Education we will be thinking about salvation and asking the question - Is forgiveness always possible for Christians.
In Music, we will be learning different songs to learn facts about our Topic as well as composing music using different instruments.
In Spanish, we will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary and learning new phrases.
This term P.E. will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Thank you for your continued support - Year Four Team
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.