Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Teacher: Miss McKay             Teacher Assistant: Mrs Cole  

From myself and Mrs Cole, we hope you have had a lovely summer break and are ready for an exciting year in Class 4.

The Autumn term is always exciting as we embark on another wonderful school year. We have had an action packed first half term and I am looking forward to the progress the children will continue to make during the next half term.

 

We are continuing our topic this half term of 'The Battle of Britain', we have covered so much already but because of the children's love and passion for the topic we are going to explore it even further. We had a great trip at the Museum of Lancashire and have enjoyed making our own spitfires. The children have completed some fantastic home learning projects too-thank you for all of your help with this. We will also be having a WW2 day where I would like the children to dress up as evacuees, we will use some drama to explore life as an evacuee and bake some WW2 cakes to eat at our VE Day party. 

Our English unit this half term is Shakespeare. We will be using the texts Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream and also Romeo and Juliet to write narrative pieces, poetry and also non fiction texts.

Our guided reading book this term is Louis Sachar's famous book Holes. 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 moving on to division strategies and then looking at fractions, deciamls and percentages. 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 have started our Keyboard lessons during the first half term, the children are loving the instrument and have already made lots of progress. We will be doing some performances throughout the year.

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. lesson will be on a Tuesday afternoon. It is important that children must always have the correct P.E. kit in school. The kit includes:

White T-Shirt, blue or black shorts, pumps or trainers. Children are permitted to wear tracksuit bottoms in the winter months when the weather is colder and the session will be delivered outside. If any other kit is needed a letter or text will be sent out. 

Timetable

 

 

'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