Welcome to Class Four
Your teachers are:
Mrs Minton-Allen (Class Teacher)
Miss Butler (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Jones (Teaching Assistant)
Mr Evans (Teacher)
Monday - Spellings & Reading
Tuesday - Spellings & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings & Reading
Thursday - Spellings & Reading
Friday - Spellings, Reading & Maths.
Your regular homework includes reading which is essential to improve fluency and should be completed nightly. Maths homework is given on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday in addition to TT Rockstars. 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 Autumn term, our class topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We will embark upon an amazing adventure to the Land of the Pharaohs learning about all aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization. We will study Africa and the importance of the River Nile to the Ancient Egyptian farmers.In addition, we will explore ancient tombs and immerse ourselves in Ancient Egyptian culture through a variety of art projects.
In English, we will be linking our writing to our Ancient Egyptian topic when Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. We will head back to London, 1922 where Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey – to return a package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse in Emma Carroll's novel, Secrets of The Sun King.
In maths, our key focus this term will be place value. We will learn the value of digits depending on where they are placed and develop our understanding of what happens to numbers when we multiply and divide them. In addition we will be learning our times tables up to 12 x 12. Children will also secure their knowledge and understanding of mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. We will link our mathematical learning to our topic as we design our own pyramids. The Ancient Egyptians were very good at maths – they had to be, to work out how to build pyramids so perfectly.
In Science, we will be learning about electricity and will carry out investigations using a variety of electrical circuits and test various materials' ability to conduct electricity.
In Religious Education our world faith study will be Judaism.
In Music, we will be developing listening, composing and performing skills playing the Ukulele.
This term P.E. will take place on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. We will be developing skills through invasion games.
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.