Welcome to Class Four
Welcome back, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me via the front office or via the class email:
Your teaching team this year is:
Class Teacher: Mrs Minton-Allen
Teaching Assistant: Miss Butler
Teacher: Miss Murray
Teacher Mrs Bevan
Summer Term Learning
This term we will develop our geographical skills as we begin Expedition Blue Planet. We will learn about different continents and the countries in Europe. As we learn about different climates around the world we will begin to understand the damages faced by our amazing planet through the climate change crisis. We will take part in live lessons with explorers and scientists based in the Artic to witness the effects of climate change. Other areas of learning include plastic pollution, map reading and comparing life in Liverpool to life in the Amazon Rainforest through the eyes of the Awa Tribe. To enhance our learning further we will take part in a lesson about the rainforest during our trip to Chester Zoo.
In English, we will be reading the exciting novel, Brightstorm. We will develop our narrative writing skills as we embark upon an epic adventure travelling to lost continents aboard a sky ship.
In Maths, we will strengthen our skills learning about money, finance and enterprise. 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 living things and their habitats. Our learning will cross over to the Artic as we learn about how climate change is affecting animal habitats in colder climates. We will take part in live lessons with scientists based in the Artic.
In Art, we will study the artist Leonardo Davinci, and learn about how he was not only famous for his paintings but for his designs as we design our own sky ship, linked to our writing. 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 a unit of work learning to play the glockenspiel. Alongside practical lessons, we will develop our listening and appraising skills through a wide range of music.
In PE, we will be learning about healthy lifestyles and the importance of exercise. In addition, we will begin to learn the game of rounders.
Enhanced Educational Visit
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.
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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