Welcome back to class 4’s web page!
I hope all children, parents and carers alike had a fantastic Easter. I find it difficult to believe that we are now starting our final term of this academic year. Before we move on to our plans for Summer term I just wanted to reflect briefly on the accomplishment of the children over the Spring term- especially for the outstanding work which they produced for their exhibition. They really did work very hard to produce so many pieces to the best of their ability. I have received lots of glowing comments about the children in relation to the exhibition so wanted to share and celebrate that with you all. A big thank you also to everyone who came to support the event and those who volunteered for jobs. Your support is very much appreciated.
Summer term promises to be just as busy for class 4 as we continue to build on all the work we have done so far in Literacy, Maths and RE. We will be undertaking some science days too, designed to allow the children to explore science through investigations which I am confident they will enjoy and learn a lot from.
Our topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians. We spent our first week back in school immersing ourselves in this topic and this has already produced some great outcomes. Through this cross-curricular topic the children will learn all about how the Ancient Egyptians lived, the social scale of the civilisation, the importance of the river Nile, the Gods whom they followed, the food which they ate and much more.
Our novel this term is: The Pheonix Code by Helen Moss an enthralling story about a young boy and young girl who stumble across an incredible secret whilst on an archaeological dig in The Valley of the Kings. Through the study of this novel the children will learn to write pieces for a range of genres.
In Class 4 we have our spelling and times tables test on a Friday. This will be based on spellings given out each Monday and times tables (including divides) up to 12 X 12. Children should practise their times tables at multiple opportunities each day and also their spelling daily. A solid grasp of times tables will support and accelerate their learning in many areas of maths and will build their confidence in working with numbers.
I have uploaded the spelling packs and the handwriting guidance to this page should you wish to download them.
Our P.E. day is every Monday and Thursday so please ensure children bring appropriate indoor and outdoor P.E. kit. Kit consists of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable footwear. It would be useful if PE kit was left in school all week in case we have to change our PE lessons for any reason or add extra lessons in.
We are very lucky to currently have Active Fusion leading one of our PE sessions each week and sharing their expertise. We aim to get outside for PE whenever possible, so please make sure children have appropriate kit and footwear. If your child is unable to partake in PE for any reason, please ensure a written note is provided or you have spoken to myself or the office directly- otherwise all children will be required to take part in the lesson, as is the national requirement.
Each child has been given an appropriate banded book for them to read at home as well as in school. A reading record has been provided to each child so that they can track their progress. I have asked that children take this home each night and bring it in to school each morning so it can be updated by parents/carers and also teachers and teaching assistants.
To support their ongoing learning, I would advise that children in Class 4 should:
- Read every night for at least 15 minutes.
- Practise their times tables every day for 5 minutes
- Practise their spellings for 5 minutes each day.
In addition to this, Class 4 children will receive two pieces of homework on a Friday to be completed and brought back in for the following Thursday- this will usually be a maths and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) worksheet.
Please be reminded that due to inclement weather (even in the summer term!), we would appreciate children bringing appropriate indoor shoes/slippers to wear in school.
Thank you for reading,