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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 ably helped by Miss Wilkins and Mrs Dunn.

We enjoy learning maths and are excellent at our times tables! We are also very good at writing and love reading.

We think our lessons are really good and this year we want to do lots of topic work.

Class 4 Blog

Welcome to Term 1

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. We took part in the pilot last year and were able to achieve some excellent results, due to the children persevering and practising at home.

PE will be taught on a Thursday, 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. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have a parent volunteering to listen to Class 4 children read at school each week (COVID permitting). This was really beneficial, and I would appreciate it if any parent or carer is able to offer some of their time to do the same this year.

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.

Summer term

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back into Class 4. I hope that you all enjoyed your break and you took some time to relax, being at home without the stresses of ‘home learning’. I am hoping that this term will be an enjoyable one for all of the children and they will be excited about our new topics and opportunities to learn.

The topic for this term is ‘inventions’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Until I met Dudley’ by Roger McGough, during our English lessons. The topic will involve designing their own inventions and looking carefully at explanatory texts and instruction writing. I am hoping they will enjoy getting creative during this topic. The children have already been enjoying getting creative and have come up with some fantastic ideas.

We have started learning about some famous inventors and how their inventions have impacted our lives.

In Maths, the children have been exploring different shapes and angles, some of us will be starting to use protractors to measure angles.

In Science, we will be looking at electricity and will even be making our own string telephones. The topic has started well with a sound walk around school, we’ve decided that the noisiest area of the school is by Class 1.

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.

I am not setting homework this term, as I would really like the children to spend time reading regularly at home. It really is so vital that children are exposed to a breadth of language and are learning new vocabulary daily. We were very lucky to receive some new brilliant books from FOSS at the end of last term, which are waiting to be read!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via Tapestry.

Kind regards,

Miss Glover and the Class 4 team.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.

COMPETITION TIME!

Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

Final week of Home Learning!!

Hello Class 4,

You have done it, you have got to the last week of home learning- I think you need to take this moment to give yourselves a huge pat on the back and congratulation yourselves on everything that you have managed to achieve at home. Although you may be feeling relieved to be returning to school next week, I really hope that you are finishing this final week learning at home feeling proud of yourselves and your parents/ relatives for all of the support they have given you too!

I can’t wait to see you all when we return to school next week! Have a wonderful week and enjoy this week’s activities.

Timetable: Monday 1st March

For English, I have tried to come up with a fun idea of you creating you own Mr Man/ Little Miss character and becoming authors by creating your own books. It is also world book day this week, so if you would like to explore some other activities, please look at their website: https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/09/world-book-day-2021-announcements/

Mr Bump- Monday

Little Miss Sunshine- Monday

Mr Men quiz

Tuesday English

Mini book template

Wednesday English

Wednesday Plan English

SPaG this week, is a recap on personification. You have a variety of tasks that will get you thinking about what human characteristics you can give to objects.

Tuesday SPaG

Wednesday SPaG

This week’s maths tasks are all about adding and subtracting decimals. You must be careful to keep your place value and line up your numbers correctly.

Monday Maths

Tuesday Maths

Tuesday extension

Wednesday Maths

Thursday Maths

Monday Maths

Friday Maths

Again, this week you have a variety of task to complete in the afternoon.

A world book day maths quiz

French labelling task

Therese’s Story

Wants and Needs cards

Enjoy and take care,

Miss Glover