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Welcome to Class Four  

 

Welcome back,  I hope you all had a fantastic Summer break.

I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning. 

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me via the front office or via the class email:

classfour@thegrangeprimary.org

Many Thanks, 

Mrs Minton-Allen

Teaching Team 

Class Four

Your teaching team this year is:

    Class Teacher: Mrs Minton-Allen

Teaching Assistant: Miss Butler

 

 

Teacher: Miss Turpin

Teacher Mrs Cass

 

Autumn Term Learning 

 

In English, we will be reading the exciting novel, Secrets of a Sun King. We will return to 1922 in an epic adventure through the streets of London to the Valley of the Kings.  In search of the tomb of King Tutankhamun the main character Lil hopes to stop a mysterious curse. Along our journey we will be developing our descriptive writing skills.  Our adventure will continue through our History lessons as we learn all about all aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. We will study key historical figures such as Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and learn about many of the famous Egyptian rulers. 

 

 

In Maths, we will revisit and strengthen our skills in number, place value, addition and subtraction.   

A strong focus in Class Four is to continue learning all of our times tables up to 12 x 12.  We will also secure our knowledge and understanding of both written and mental methods in a variety of contexts. 

 

In Science, we will be learning about electricity. Our learning will enable us to take part in practical

experiments as we design, test and build our own electrical circuits.

 

In Art, we will study the artist William Morris and learn how to create a wallpaper sample using some of his designs. In addition, we will continue to develop our skills painting with watercolors as we experiment with a range of techniques.

 

In Music, we will be developing our musicianship skills as we apply existing skills and knowledge as we begin to learn to play the Violin.  Alongside practical lessons, we will develop our listening and appraising skills through a wide range of music.

 

In PE, we will be building our fitness levels  and gymnastic skills through a variety of activities. 

Enhanced Educational Visit

Chester Zoo

 

Wednesday 15th June, leaving school promptly at 9.15am returning between 3.15pm and 3.30pm.

Trip details will be shared on Parent Pay shortly.

Class Four Homework

 

Reading  Please ensure you that you read every night and your reading record is signed and brought into school each day.

 

Spelling It is important to practise your spellings each night before our weekly spelling test on a Friday. Please complete the spelling sheet and remember to print the word. Practise on the opposite page using different colours, writing the word backwards, writing it in a diagonal or in rainbows or in pyramids. Spelling homework will also be set through Spelling Shed. 

 

Times Tables  Please ensure you are logging into TT Rockstars at least three times a week. Also spend time revising your times table facts.

 

Additional homework tasks will be set through Purple Mash, Espresso, Spag.com or Maths.co.uk  throughout the year on a Friday. All of the links can be found below. Your child has a log in for each website.

 

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 we set as homework.

 

Obviously the level of 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 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 reading for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child's established 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. 

 

Homework Timetable

 

Monday to Friday - Reading and spelling.

Friday - A weekly homework task will be set through Purple Mash, Espresso, Spag.com or Maths.co.uk.

TT Rockstars - access 3 times per week

Spelling Shed - play 3  games per week 

Mathsframe Mulipication Check - once per week

Supporting Your Child At Home.

 

The following links will take you to various websites. They 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.

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