welcome to class 4
Class Teacher: Mrs Small
Class Support: Mrs Trenfield and Mrs Jackson
Welcome back for the New Year. Please read over this update class page for new information about what we will be learning, as well as for days and dates for PE and Forest School.
This term, we will be focussing on understanding fractions as well as using all the skills we have learnt so far!
English, Geography and History
Moving on from the Romans in Britain, our new theme is the World Kitchen for which we will investigate where our food comes from. For English, we are linking the food theme to 'Get Cooking' - a story featuring the science-obsessed Phineas L MacGuire.
Excuse me, are these your teeth? Who did this poo? Am I a predator?....We will find the answers to these and other peculiar questions about digestion and food chains.
Tennis will be the focus for our outdoor games this term while, inside, we will be doing gymnastics.
You can learn at home too. Click on the buttons below to practice skills and have fun!
Forest school is on alternate Thursdays. The dates for the spring term are:
Please ensure your child brings in appropriate clothing for cold, muddy, wet and windy weather - coat, gloves, scarf, hat, boots.
PE is on Friday afternoons.
Please help your child remember that long hair must be tied back, and earrings must be removed. If your child cannot take their earrings out, please provide tape or plasters to put over the earrings, to reduce the risk of any injuries during the lesson.
If you have purchased a CC logo tracksuit top and bottoms then your child will be able to wear their PE kit underneath this and come to school in their tracksuit. If you do not wish to purchase the tracksuit and bottoms, then your child must wear their school uniform to school as usual and keep their PE kit in school.
We value the work parents do to support their child's learning through homework. In Class 4, the children are given both maths and English homework every week. The homework will be set on a Thursday and should be handed in on the next Tuesday.
Children are also expected to read at least three times a week, and to record this in their reading records. The books they read can be from school, home or the library. In Class 4, it is really important to spend time talking to your child about their reading, asking questions and giving them the opportunity to explain their understanding. In addition, it is an expectation that children bring their reading diaries to school every day so that reading done within school can be recorded and any comments or reminders can be written within them.
Daily practice of multiplication and division facts is also very important in Class 4 as you're going to need these facts on the tip of your tongue to help you to complete more formal calculations in class and the new national times table tests we will be taking part in at the end of the year. We recommend that you spend 5-10 minutes each morning, possibly after breakfast practising, . There are lots of ways that you can practise: singing; matching cards; writing the multiplication and division facts down; using a timer to beat your score; or using an app on a tablet.