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Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!

Mrs Leaver

 

Summer Term

 

Welcome back Class 4!  I hope you all had a brilliant Easter and are ready for lots of exciting learning during this term.

 

Learning in Class 4

RE

In RE, pupils will study ‘Easter’ followed by ‘Pentecost.’ Pupils will also be introduced to the ‘Belonging to the Church Community’ unit. Towards the end of this term, pupils will study theCelebrating the Life of Mary and Saints’ unit and will end the term with the ‘Prayers in the Lives of the Followers of Christ’ unit.

Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

As yet, we do not know when this celebration will take place, but the children will be prepared.

 

RHE

In RHE (Relationships and Health Education) lessons, pupils will continue to learn about and reflect upon many of the issues they will face during puberty and beyond.  Pupils will be given strategies with which to manage the emotional challenges they may experience on their life-journey.  They will continue to try to discover who God is calling them to be, each and every day, as they follow their unique vocation.

 

Maths

Pupils will cement formal written methods for each mathematical operation. They will use and apply their skills to solve word problems set in different real-life contexts. Pupils will also improve their skills in geometry as they learn to read and plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants. They will consolidate their learning in shape, measure and statistics.

Both year groups will use and apply their skills to solve word problems set in different real-life contexts. Pupils should continue to practice their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars.

 

English

This term, Class 4 will master their independent writing, covering a range of genres. In fictional writing, pupils will continue to build tension through their use of vocabulary and develop action through the use of speech. Another writing focus will be ‘Social and Political Poetry’ where we will be using poets’ top tips to come up with our own ideas and have fun creating our own poetry. To finish the term, pupils will write autobiographies which will inform, educate, entertain and above all give pleasure to themselves and their readers.

 

Spellings

We are following the robust Read Write Inc. Spelling scheme. Once pupils have been introduced to the weekly spelling pattern, they complete interactive and written activities to consolidate these. Each pupil selects words to learn, recording them in their reading diaries to learn at home.

 

PE

Pupils will have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays. This term, they will practise and improve their skills in cricket, athletics, rounders and tennis. Please ensure the correct kit is in school on the days mentioned above.

 

History

In History, pupils will learn about the achievements of the earliest civilizations, focusing on  where and when the first civilizations appeared. Pupils will ask and learn to answer historical enquiry questions. In addition, they will have the chance to study the ancient Egyptians in depth. 

 

Geography

Pupils will develop their geographical skills through fieldwork to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. A focus will be on the following: the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols, keys and the use of Ordnance Survey maps.

 

Science

We are very fortunate to have our specialist teacher from Painsley teach us, Miss Swinson. Pupils will focus on the properties of materials for the duration of the term where there will be lots of opportunities for scientific investigations.

 

Art

In Art, Class 4 will take inspiration from Henri Rousseau (also Mark Rothko) as they continue to develop sketching skills and how to create different effects with a variety of media, specifically watercolours.

 

Design Technology

This term we will be making bread. We will investigate the current range of breads and use this for inspiration to make our own unique bread roll.

 

Music

We are continuing to use the Charanga scheme. Pupils will learn to listen, appraise and sing with control.  They will continue to learn to read music on the treble clef and will understand an ever-wider range of musical terms.

Spanish

Pupils will be taught by Señora Mertz, a specialist teacher from Painsley.

 

Computing

In Computing, pupils will be taught by Mr Johnson, a subject specialist teacher from Painsley.

 

Homework

Reading at home - Pupils should read for 30 minutes a day and this should be recorded in their diary.  Reading really does enrich the mind and has proved to have a great impact on progress.  Thank you for your continued support in this area.

 

Homework, other than reading, is usually set on Wednesdays and is due in on Mondays. Tasks may be in an exercise book or on Century Tech.

Please encourage your child to do extra practice on multiplication tables and number bonds EVERY week, as recall speed still needs to be improved.

Pupils should be learning their personalised spellings each week. These are recorded in reading/homework diaries.

 

Dates for your diaries:

 

  • Monday 9th May – Thursday 12th May  -  SATs 

All Year 6 pupils will be involved in SATs during the week beginning 9th May 2022.

Booster groups will continue up until the beginning of SATs, at which point they will cease.

  • Monday 6th June – Wednesday 8th June  -  Year 6 residential
  • Friday 10th June  - Bikeabilty (rescheduled event from the Spring term)

 

 

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any worries or queries, please send a message in the home school diary or contact me through Class Dojo.  I will do my best to answer your queries as soon as I can.

Class 4 joined in with the school to learn more about Charles Dickens and his work.

We studied 'A Christmas Carol' and watched a pantomime called 'Grumpy Old Scrooge'

Welcome to Class 4's page of revision tips

 

 

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