Welcome to Class Four
Your teachers are:
Miss McClune (Class Teacher)
Mrs. Jones (Teaching Assistant)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
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 Tuesday 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 Summer term, our class Topic is Water World which is Geography based. We will learn about how to use the eight points of a compass as well as four-figure grid references. We will also learn about symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build upon the children’s knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. We will use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies. We will also create our own collages related to the water cycle.
In English, we will be learning how to write a balanced argument using the text 'Falling Angels' by Colin Thompson. We will be reciting poetry as well as creating our own poems which contain similes and metaphors. We will create our own narrative using the book ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ as a stimulus as well as creating a fact book about the water cycle which is our topic for this term.
In Maths, we will continue to develop our core knowledge in Mathematics through extending, using and applying our skills. A key focus this term will be multiplication and 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. We will also learn about using negative numbers and how to count below zero.
In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore animals including humans. We will learn to describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. We will also learn how to identify the different types of teeth in humans and their functions. The children will also be able to construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about special books. We will explore and learn how sacred texts are used in worship. We will also discuss why different books are sacred texts for different relgions.
In Music, we will be learning different songs to learn facts about our Topic as well as composing music using different instruments. We will be exploring beats and rhythm patterns through djembe drums in the first half of the Summer term.
In Spanish, we will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary and learning new phrases.
This term P.E. will take place on a Monday and Thursday afternoon; we will be doing athletics and gymnastics. The children will need their full indoor and outdoor P.E. kits.
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.