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 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 the following Thursday 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 Summer term, our class Topic is called Water World. We will learn about water sources around the world and its impact on physical and human geography. We will also be learning about the eight points of a compass, six figure grid references, symbols and Ordnance Survey maps to build knowledge of the United kingdom and wider world.
In English, we will be linking our writing to Design Technology making 3D animals to add to our own model of a 'Tin Forest.'
In Maths, our key focus this term will be to know our times tables up to 12 x 12. Children will secure their knowledge and understanding of mental and written skills in a variety of contexts. By linking mathematical learning to our topic we will look at six figure grid references.
In Science, we will be learning about sound, vibration, pitch and developing an understanding of how we can hear sound waves.
In Religious Education we will be thinking about salvation and asking the question - Is forgiveness always possible for Christians.
In Music, we will be developing our skills in the Ukulele.
This term P.E. will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons. We will be developing skills in tennis and gymnastics.
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.