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Term 5

 

This term we will be exploring the Tudors in our linked learning topic, King of the Castle, which will also feed into both our literary and history work. Our work on the Tudors will lead up to a very exciting Tudor Day at the end of the term, where we will be encouraging the children to dress in Tudor costume.

 

In their Science work the children will be learning about how nutrients are carried through our bodies; we will be looking at the design and function of different teeth, exploring the digestive system (with the help of a pair of tights), as well as looking at food chains.

 

In RE we will be looking at life’s journey in both Christianity and Islam.

 

In PE this term the children will be handball. These sessions will take place on Monday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons over the term, so could you please make sure children have PE kit on those days.

 

Children will be given the Term 5 wheel in the first week of term, again with a selection of activities to choose from. We continue to ask that these books are handed in on a Monday and we will then hand them back, marked, on a Tuesday so that the children can then begin work on their next activity. As well as online activities on Matific, we have allocated some Literacy based games on bug club.

 

Don't forget that this term Mrs Watts will be running a lunchtime homework club, every Thursday especially for Year 4. This will be for any children who prefer to do their homework wheel task at school, or have difficulty handing it in on time.

 

We look forward to another great term!

Term 4

This term will be another exciting one, as we explore Illumination!

 

We will also begin swimming lessons on Thursday mornings, which we are really looking forward to. Could parents please ensure that children bring a drink and a snack, in addition to their swimming kit, for these sessions.


In Science we will be learning about electricity and constructing our own circuits. Towards the end of the term we will even be building our very own working lighthouses! We therefore ask for any empty Pringle tubes and clear dessert/yoghurt pots to be brought into school.

 

Our literacy work this term begins with creative writing inspired by a short animation about a lighthouse, before we explore renewable energy and 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter', by Philip Pullman.

 

We were pleased to receive positive feedback from yourselves and the children in response to the Term 3 homework wheels. Children will be given the Term 4 wheel in the first week of term, again with a selection of activities to choose from. Taking on board some of your suggestions we ask that these books are handed in on a Monday and we will then hand them back, marked, on a Tuesday so that the children can then begin work on their next activity.

 

As well as online activities on Matific, we have allocated some Literacy based games on Bug Club. Additionally, please keep up all the good work with daily reading, times tables and spelling practise.

 

 

Term 3

 

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

We have a very exciting term ahead, with lots to look forward to. In linked learning we will be focusing on Around the World in 80 Days and the viscous Vikings. Don't forget, we have our Viking Day on Thursday 5th January, which we are all really excited for.

 

We have a busy term in Literacy as we create writing focusing around the Vikings, before creating news paper reports Phileas Fogg and his adventure 'Around the World in 80 Days'. The term will finish with the children exploring fables and writing our own. 

 

In our history work we will explore artefacts, consider historical sources and make models of Viking long-ships. A good website to explore at home is the BBC Bitesize site, which has games, video clips and information that your child may find interesting - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztyr9j6

 

PE sessions are every Monday and Thursday, which will focus on both gymnastics and handball. Please ensure your child has their kit in school, along with suitable outdoor footwear and warm clothing for the outdoor sessions.

 

As you know we are trialling a different format for home learning so please encourage your children to complete an activity from their home learning wheel, and return their book recording this to school on a Monday. Additionally, please keep up all the good work with daily reading, times tables and spelling practise. 

 

4H will also be presenting their class assembly on Thursday 9th February and we hope to see you at our performance. Children will be given their parts, lines and instructions regarding costumes in good time. 

 

We look forward to a fantastic term 3! 

 

 

Term 2

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you had a fantastic half term and enjoyed the break.

 

We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us. As this is the Christmas term we will be working on our Christmas performance - 'Lights, Camel, Action!'. Everybody will be involved in this really enjoyable production, which we cannot wait to share with you.

Our linked learning topic for term 2 is 'Rule Britannia' and we will be learning about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons. We will explore artefacts, consider historical sources and design and sew our own Anglo-Saxon purses. A useful website to explore at home is the BBC Bitesize site which has games, video clips and information that your child may find interesting - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zxsbcdm.

 

 

In Literacy, we will begin the term by exploring winter poetry, culminating in a recital of selected poems.  As the term goes on, we will also be writing instructions and using the Christmas story as a basis for our narrative writing.  In RE, we will explore the Christian traditions surrounding advent and Christmas, whilst looking in detail at the figure of Herod.

 

Guitar lessons continue to take place on a Tuesday afternoon, which have been going excellently during the first term. This term our outdoor PE session returns to the usual Thursday afternoon slot.  Last term several children forgot to bring in PE kits, so could you please ensure kits are in school for PE sessions, along with suitable outdoor footwear.  Now that the weather is turning colder, please ensure that tracksuits or suitable warm sports clothes are included in your child’s PE kit.

 

PE sessions are Monday and Thursday and will focus on dance and hockey this term.

Homework will be sent home as follows:

Literacy – given out each Monday, due back the following Monday.

Numeracy – given out each Friday, due back the following Friday.

 

Please continue to read at home, practice your times table and spellings and complete home learning as these things have a considerable impact on classwork. 

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