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Happy New Year!

 

The adults in class 4 are

Mrs. Ncube 

Ms. Barker

Mrs Jaques

Mrs Sullivan

 

 

 

We have a busy and fun packed Spring term!

                                          

Spring 1 and 2 class reads

Reminders

PE and Forest School will be on Mondays 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. Children should also be reminded to bring spare footwear/ wellies and socks for Forest Schools.

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:

 

Information for parents, regarding Multiplication Tables Check: 

Information for parents: 2022 multiplication tables check (publishing.service.gov.uk)

The Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) explained | TheSchoolRun

 

Websites to use for practice

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

www.multiplication.com

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

times table challenges.html

Year-4-Multiplication-Tables-Check-Practice-Test-Resource-Pack.zip

 

 

Mathematics

In the first half of the Spring Term, we will explore Multiplication and Division (Part B) and then move on to Length and Perimeter, and lastly, will be Fractions (Part A). Class 4 will further look at Fractions (Part B) and Decimals (Part A) in the second half of the Spring 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 

Primary Resources - KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, Twinkl

CPD Training | Free maths resources | White Rose Maths

Hamilton Trust | Lesson Plans for Primary Teachers | Hamilton Trust (hamilton-trust.org.uk)

 

English

In our English lessons, we will be exploring Haiku and Kenning Poems and a Biography in the first half of the term. We will then further study Narrative writing (A Journey Story) and get the opportunity to explore Persuasive Texts  in the second half.

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 and second SPring terms is Varjak Paw, which we will delve into at the end of the day, at least three times a week. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 10 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 

Reading at Home - Oxford Owl for Home

 

Science

The class 4 scientists will investigate the use of electricity and how sound travels. 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 experience online safety lessons, 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  and explore how religious groups contribute to society and what it means to be part of a global Christian community.

 

Humanities (History and Geography)

In our History lessons, we will investigate how hard it was to invade and settle in Britain and find out where our food comes from, 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/ks2ge 

 

Art and Design and Technology

Children will study Painting and Mixed Media (light and dark) in Art and they will make a sling shot car, in Design and Technology.

 

PE

Dance and Gymnastics will be tackled in our PE lessons in the first half of the term and Tennis in the second half.

 

PSHE

In the PSHE lessons, children will explore Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me. 

 

Comment ideas for Reading Records

Questioning ideas when reading with children

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