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Happy new school year class 4!

 

Welcome to the autumn term!

The adults in class 4 are Mrs. Ncube and Ms. Barker.

 

Our topic this term is 'Romans'

Reminders

PE and Forest School are every Wednesday and children are asked to come in PE kits. It is advised that jewellery and watches stay at home and any long hair should be tied back. 

Homework will be set every Friday, to be checked the following Thursday, and this will consist of activities from mathletics, times tables, and spellings. Additional homework may occasionally be set if children need further practice at particular skills or work in class.

 

 

Times Tables

As you are probably aware, the government recently created a times table check at the end of year 4. To prepare the children for this, please encourage the children to regularly practise their tables. This can be done using the websites below:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

www.multiplication.com

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

Mathematics

In the first half of the Autumn Term, we will explore Place Value and then move on to Addition and Subtraction. Class 4 will further look at Measurement (Length and Perimeter) and begin Multiplication and Division in the second half of the Autumn Term. The following websites will help consolidate children's learning:

http://www.mathletics.co.uk/
http://www.primarygames.co.uk
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html
http://primarygamesarena.com/

Maths Zone Cool Learning Games 

Primary Students (maths.org)

Home - BBC Bitesize

Crickweb 

 

English

In our English lessons, we will be exploring Traditional Tales and Newspaper Reports in the first half of the term. We will then further study structured rhyming in Poetry and get the opportunity to explore Myth and Legend in the second half. Children will explore the Romans (Romulus and Remus) and the Roman invasion of Britain. The following websites will support children's learning:

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl

Pobble 365

English for Kids | EnglishClub

Kids Poems, Short, Easy, Free Online Poems for Kids & Children in English (kidsworldfun.com)

Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

Reading

Our class read for the first half term is Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong, which we will delve into, at least three times a week.  Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit will be read in the second part of the term as part of the English curriculum. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 5 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Children can explore/read any suitable material that is acceptable. For example: Books from home, comic strips, cookery books, board game instructions, web pages etc. These are free reading websites that children can access from Ipads, phones etc:

Epic | The Leading Digital Library for Kids | Unlimited Access to 40,000 of the Best Children's Books & Learning Videos (getepic.com)

Home - ReadingZone

Children's Book Reviews, Recommendations and Free Opening Extracts | Lovereading4kids UK

Vooks 

 

Science

The class 4 scientists will investigate living things and their environments, and animals including humans. The following are sites with a range of resources to support science learning:

Games and apps | Science Museum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=68
http://www.sussex-road.kent.sch.uk/links_detail.asp?Section=13&Ref=141
http://primarygamesarena.com/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

 

Computing

The children will endeavour to capture an epic Roman battle, which will develop their teamwork skills and confidence. The following sites will support the children's computing experience:

KS2 Computing - BBC Bitesize

Home learning – 50 free apps and websites for KS1 and KS2 pupils (teachwire.net)

KS2 Scratch Tinkering Animation - Remixes (mit.edu)

 

RE

Class 4 will discover the difference between knowing and believing.

 

Humanities (History and Geography)

In our History lessons, we will explore the impact of the Romans on our lives and investigate their settlements, in Geography.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm
http://world-geography-games.com/
http://www.geography-map-games.com/geography-games-Geography-Cities-of-the-World-_pageid47.html
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/​
http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/interactivegames.htm
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2geography.html
 

 

Art and DT

Children will study and create their very own family crest to be printed onto a Roman shield. They will design and create a Roman catapult in Design and Technology.

 

PE

The games of rugby, basketball and hockey will be tackled in our PE lessons.

 

PSHE

In the PSHE lessons, children will explore the school community and people's differences.

 

Comment ideas for Reading Records

Questioning ideas when reading with children

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