Class 4 with Mr Wheeler, Miss Tyson and Mr Carroll
Welcome back to the start of the spring term, I hope everyone had time to relax and recharge their batteries over the festive period, ready for the term ahead.
In our topic learning this term we will be looking at all things USA!
In Geography, we will explore the different states that make up the United States Of America, the things that make them unique and their locations in relation to other states and the wider world. In our History learning we will investigate how different Native American civilizations functioned, including how they hunted and built their communities.
Alongside this we will be exploring different American themes in Art, designing American menus in D&T and exploring themes linked to the USA in our PHSCE curriculum.
This term our class novel is The Indian In The Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, which will link closely with our Literacy learning and also our reciprocal reading sessions.
Our Science learning is based around electricity and what is needed to make a complete circuit.
In Maths we will be covering multiplication, division, measurements and fractions this term.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 3 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. In year 4 children are expected to know all of their timetables up to 12x12.
The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 3/4. There will be a spelling test every Monday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week.
Children should be listened to read every night at home for around 5-10 minutes. When your child has finished their book please feel free to swap this in the library during wake up work time (before the register at 8:50 am). Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each Friday so that we can get your child signed off to earn their reading reward badges.
P.E will continue to be taught by Active Fusion on Monday afternoons. In addition to this, Class 4 are fortunate enough to have our Friday afternoon P.E. session led by Rotherham United Football Club staff. Please bring appropriate outdoor P.E kit for Monday and Friday sessions as this term we aim to get outside for P.E where possible.
Their P.E Kit should consist of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable outdoor footwear. Earrings must be removed for P.E. Adults will not take earrings out.
Below is an outline of the homework that will be sent home with your child each week.
Reading unlocks the doors to so many areas of life and therefore it is vital that your child is encouraged to read 3-5 times a week.
Each week your child will be set homework which is linked to the learning in class.
Each week your child will receive a task to support the learning we have been doing that week in class.
Your child will be given spellings with a spelling rule. They may also be required to research other words with the same rule.
To keep our school looking nice and tidy, can we please remind you to make sure that children have suitable indoor slippers or pumps.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 4 please come in and ask.