We are one part of our closely linked Federation team and as our school motto says, we believe ‘Every Piece Matters’ and that we should all ‘Aim High, Be resilient and Take Care of Each Other’. Creating a happy, supportive, team environment is our top priority as this is the foundation for enabling children to challenge themselves and ‘Aim High’ across all areas of the curriculum.
What an exciting term ahead we have planned! Our topic this term will be ‘Ancient Egypt’ in which we will be jetting off on a time travelling flight to the land of the Pharaohs and hopefully meeting Cleopatra herself! We will learn all about the daily lives of the Ancient Egyptians, the importance of the river Nile, the rolls of the Gods and Goddesses, the mummification process and much more! After half term, we will be joining Class 3 from Halwill to enjoy a day of drama and story telling linked to our topic with the excellent Storyfella Clive Pig. As restrictions ease, we hope to be able to plan more joint trips and experiences across the Federation which will enable the children to build relationships with others in the wider community. This is something we feel is of significant importance for our children. Our topic of Ancient Egypt will also inspire our learning across all areas of the curriculum from art to computing. To find out more, have a look at this term’s planning below.
In Maths, we will begin by working on our understanding of the place value of each digit in various numbers and be aiming to develop our quick recall of the times tables. These skills are fundamental to all other areas of the mathematics curriculum. Hit the Button is a great online game to support your child with their number bonds and times tables. They will also have a login to TT Rock Stars in their reading records. Year 4 children will be taking the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) in the Summer term which requires them to answer each question within 6 seconds (any table up to 12 x 12). The Soundcheck section on TT Rock Stars is very similar to the format of the tables check and is a great way to prepare for the MTC.
Reading is such an important skill to continue consistently practising throughout years 3-6 and underpins all areas of the English curriculum. It enables children to develop their confidence and understanding of a range of topics and the world around them through the constant exposure to new vocabulary. In addition to the wide range of texts we will be studying in class, it is so valuable to continue to support children with their reading at home. We suggest reading with your child at least 5 times a week. Please can you record this in their reading records.
In Class 2, we use Dojo points as our reward system. Children can earn points for an array of qualities such as showing kindness to others, listening attentively or for producing a fantastic piece of work.
Homework will be set on Class Dojo on a Thursday to be returned by the following Thursday (this includes times tables practice and reading 5 times a week).
The children will need their PE kits on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday pm- French and PE, Wednesday pm – PE and Friday am – Music and dance with Miss Squire.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If your message concerns homework or is not urgent, you can contact me via the messenger on Class Dojo. If it is urgent e.g. relating to attendance, please contact the school office.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Frayn (Class Teacher) and Mrs Hazell (Teaching Assistant)