Class 4

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Welcome to Class 4

We are a Key stage 2 class of Year 4 and 5 children. Our Teacher is Miss Glover and she is helped by Mrs Smith and Mrs Wild. We are situated in the outside, eco-friendly classroom.

We enjoy learning maths, science and writing the most; we also like going to after school clubs. We think our lessons are really good and this year we want to do lots of topic work.

Class 4 Blog

Term 1 in Class 4

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Class 4, both to the new Year 4s and those returning into Year 5. I hope that you all enjoyed your summer breaks. All the staff in Class 4 had a lovely relaxing time and we are feeling ready and excited for a great year.

The first topic for this year is ‘World War Two’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo, during our English lessons. We will be exploring the themes of the book and should produce some excellent pieces of writing which we will hopefully be able to share with you over the course of the term.

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value and the four operations. We will be improving our knowledge in these areas. As some of you may be aware, as of this year, Year 4 children will now be tested nationally on their times tables. Therefore, it is vital that children are practising their times tables regularly at home and your support with this would be greatly appreciated.

PE will be taught on a Wednesday, but please ensure that all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

In terms of homework, I will be sending out a homework sheet with a variety of tasks for children to complete over the term. All the activities will be linked to our class topic. I hope that this system will suit all the children and give them an opportunity to share their topic and research at home.

Each week, children will be given a set of spellings which they will need to learn for their weekly spelling test that will take place on Fridays. Reading is something I feel passionately about and it is clear to see the quality of a child’s writing is improved through regularly reading. For this reason, I ask that you listen to your child reading regularly at home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Miss Glover and the Class 4 team.

BACK TO SCHOOL

Slimbridge Primary School will be welcoming children back on Tuesday 3rd September for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

There is an INSET day on Monday 2nd September where all the teachers and school staff will make sure everything is prepared for the new year.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming our new children.

Have a wonderful summer holiday.

***SCHOOL CLOSED*** FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2019

We have taken the decision to CLOSE school today due to the weather conditions and to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff  – many of whom have to travel a distance to get to school.

Enjoy the snow, stay warm and take care.

SEE YOU ON MONDAY!

Term 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back into Class 4. I hope that you all enjoyed your break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the gifts and cards received by Class 4 staff- they were greatly appreciated.

The topic for this term is ‘Warriors’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Beowulf and the Monster’ by Brian Patten, during our English lessons. Any information you have at home on the topic that the children could share with the class would be great. I am hoping to have a topic day to give the children the opportunity to come to school dressed as warriors and participate in a selection of topic-based activities.

Homework tasks will be set in the next few weeks; the children seem to have enjoyed the freedom of the homework last term, so I hope they will show as much enthusiasm this term as we continue with the list of various activities.

In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions and measurements and improving our knowledge in these areas. Once again, I would like to promote the ‘Times Table Rockstar’ game that we are using across the school to encourage children to learn their times tables in a fun and engaging way.

In English lessons, along with using our ‘Talk 4 Writing’ book, we will be looking at poetry.

In Science, we will be looking at animals, including humans. We will be looking at food chains, the human digestive system and the changes as humans develop into old age.

PE will continue to be taught on a Tuesday, but once again please could all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Kind regards,

Miss Glover and the Class 4 team.

 

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION FOR WW1 PERFORMANCE

Years 5 & 6 WW1 Performance at the church Thursday 8th November 2018 at 6pm – All welcome

Please park in the sign posted field to ensure we are considerate of all local residents – Thank you