Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Teacher: Miss McKay             Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cole  Mr Johnson

 

From myself, Mrs Cole and Mr Johnson, we hope you had a lovely half term break and are looking forward to the second half of our spring term. 

 

Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you for your support during last terms topic Rise of the Robots. The children thoroughly enjoyed the topic and invented some brilliant robots. Thank you to all family members who came to the children's robot market.

This half term, our topic is 'Meet the Mayans', through this topic we will explore the ancient civilisation and study how they lived. We will begin our topic creating our own Mayan masks. 

In English we will be looking at classic tales by Rudyard Kipling, particularly looking at the Just So stories and then writing our own. We will also be writing a non-chronological report.

Our guided reading book this term is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. Each child will have a copy of the book to use within our guided reading sessions. 

As always in class 4, the children love to share their writing with the world and we do this using Pobble. Writing is regularly uploaded and we always appreciate your supportive comments. 

https://www.pobble.com/schools/water-primary

In Maths we are continuing at looking at decimals and percentages and moving on to algebra, statistics and angles. We will also be heavily focussing on word problems and refining our reasoning skills. Knowing multiplication facts is crucial in class 4 as it enables us to progress further in a wider range of Math topics, it is important all children in class 4 know their facts up to their 12 times tables fluently. Click on the links below to find some online games to help.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

As always we will continue to build on our English and Math skills in school but it is important that children read each night and their reading record book is signed.

 

We are continuing Keyboard lessons during this half term, the children are loving the instrument and have already made lots of progress. We will be doing some performances later on this term.

Home learning activities will be given out and children will write in the front of it the dates of when it should be handed in. 

Our P.E. day is Tuesday, please ensure your child comes to school in their sporting clothes. Children must wear their Water Primary tracksuit with a plain white T-shirt. 

Snacks

Children are able to buy a healthy snack for break time. These are 20p a day or if you wish you can send children in with £1 for the week or £5 for the half term.

SATs

This next half term is crucial for our Year 6 children and their lead up to the SATs. In class the children will be working through old SAT papers and building on their skills. A letter will be sent home with further details, however if you would like any more details please feel free to come and see me. 

'Come on in...'

As always, we offer an open door policy in Class 4. If you have any concerns or would like anything explained in further detail please feel free to come in and see myself or any other member of staff in our class.

 

Miss McKay

 

 

 

  1. Class 4 O&A activities letter
  2. Learning Journey