Class 4 with Mr Wheeler and Mrs Plummer
Welcome back to another year! I hope everyone had time to relax and recharge their batteries over the summer period, ready for our first term!
Our topic this term is World War II, which will see us digging for victory, understanding the key events of the conflict and exploring how life in war times was different from the lives we lead today.
In Geography, we will explore the different countries that were involved in the conflict and consider the land that was gained by the axis powers.
In our History learning we will investigate how the conflict began and try to understand the decisions made by different countries in order to choose which side of the war they would join. We will also consider the impact on Britain when looking at rationing, evacuation and other key events.
Alongside this we will be exploring different World War II themes in Art.
This term our class novel is Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, which will link closely with our Literacy learning and also our reciprocal reading sessions.
Our Science learning will include examining the life cycle of plants as well as looking into states of matter, such as gasses and liquids.
In Maths we will be covering place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. From year 4 onwards, children are expected to know all of their timetables up to 12x12.
Please continue to use TTRockstars in frequent short bursts to continue increasing the speed of your child’s recall.
There will be a times tables test every Friday to support your child's understanding.
There will be a spelling test every Friday. 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.
This term we have swimming every Monday afternoon. In addition to this, Class 4 have our Friday afternoon P.E. session. 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.