Welcome to Class 4!
Welcome back! I hope you had a fabulous summer and are ready for an exciting and fun-filled autumn term of learning!
This term our theme is: 'Through the Wardrobe!' We will be reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, learning about evacuation and World War II from a child's perspective in History and Geography and finding out about electricity and states of matter in Science. We will also be learning different sewing stitches in Design and Technology, continuing with coding in Computing and learning more about place value, the four operations and perimeter in Maths. Finally, not forgetting, gymnastics and multi-skills in P.E, Music and R.E and French with Mrs Naylor. It’s going to be a busy term!
If you have any family members or friends who have information about World War II and they would be willing to share this with the children please do not hesitate to let me know. As always, I welcome any extra learning that links to our topics to be shared with the class so please encourage your child to bring it in if they do it!
There will be a big drive to improve our times tables and spelling ability this year so please ensure you support your child with regular practise of these vital skills.
Expectations and Extended Learning:
Reading - Children should be reading at least five times a week. This can include books from home. This year we have introduced a new planner. Please continue to use it in the same manner as the old reading diaries - when your child has read make a comment on that day. If they read over the weekend, then you can use the notes section at the bottom of the page. Planners will be checked every Monday and Star Reader stamps will be rewarded if your child has read 5 or more times.
Lucky Listeners Extended Learning - The aim of 'Lucky Listeners is to develop fluency, vocabulary and confidence to read aloud. This will be set on a Thursday and due back the following Thursday with as many signatures as possible that correspond to the amount of times your child has read the text aloud.
Spellings and Times tables - set on a Friday.
During the autumn term P.E will be on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure earrings are removed for these days and P.E kits and water bottles are in school EVERY day.
If you have any questions about your child's learning in Class 4 please do not hesitate to ask!
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Hughes, Miss Hodey and the Year 4 team!