Class 4

Miss Bacon teaches Class 4, a class of years 4 and 5 children.

Fun Fact: Cows are Miss Bacon's favourite animal! 

In Class 4 we have two fantastic Teaching Assistants. On Monday to Thursday we have Mrs Roberts, and on Fridays we have Mr Davis.

Term II (7th June - 21st July)

Below is a glimpse into what Class 4 are learning this half-term:

 This half-term years 4 and 5 will be focusing on measurement, statistics and geometry.

We are loosely sticking to the timetable below, in terms of how long we spend on each topic. Regardless of this, we will be covering all topics as thoroughly as we possibly can.

Many of our English lessons this half-term will be linked to our Topic of Japan and the Tokyo 2021 Olympics!
There will be a mixture of non-fiction writing tasks, as well as plenty of imaginative fictional writing too. 
Punctuation and grammar will also be regularly taught and reinforced.

The children are given 15 spellings to learn each week. 

The spellings include high frequency words as well as the years 3/4 and 5/6 spellings from the Primary National Curriculum. 
Therefore, the spellings can be challenging!

I expect the children to try their best each week to learn as many spellings as they can. 
If your child is really struggling, it is perfectly fine to focus on just a few spellings each week so it's not too overwhelming for them, until they feel  confident to attempt learning a few more.

Tests are on Mondays and new spellings will be handed out on the same day.

The high frequency words below will be included in the spelling lists throughout the year. However, if you would like some extra spellings to work on, please use these.
Test your child can spell these words as well as use them correctly in sentences.

In Science this half term, we will be learning about the classification of animals. 
Our Topic this half term is Japan!

Miss Bacon and Mrs Clark, our Student Teacher, have planned a series of lessons based on Class 4's interests.

The lessons will involve learning about:
- The location, population, Prime Minister, flag and famous buildings of Japan.
- Japanese inventions.
- The Japanese language and alphabet.
- Japanese food.
- Traditional Japanese clothing.
- Anime.

In RE this half-term, we are learning about Buddhism. 
We will be exploring the questions 'What difference does being a Buddhist make to daily life?' and 'What does it mean to be a Buddhist?'.

Our art will be linked to Japan and will involve practising a variety of skills.

Class 4 are timetabled to have PE on Tuesdays; so until further notice, can they please arrive at school wearing their PE kits, which they will stay in all day. Many thanks.

In French, Class 4 will be revisiting previous learning as well as extending their current knowledge and language skills.

I highly recommend this free website/app: Duolingo
It is really child-friendly and a fun way to learn French as well as many other languages.

In computing, the children will explore various programming platforms: Lightbot, Scratch, Kodu and Blockly. The children will also extend their knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer safety. 

For the time being, homework consists of daily reading, practising times tables (see songs and games above) and learning weekly spellings.

Children should aim to read every day, whether they are reading independently or listening to a family member read to them. 
It should be an enjoyable experience; so whether your child wants to read a book, comic, newspaper or recipe book...I don't mind! 

Whilst reading, children should be encouraged to ask questions about the text, make predictions, look at the pictures to find clues and learn new words. 

It is so important that children understand what they are reading, rather than just reading the words on the page.

Have a look at what we've been up to so far this academic year:

Autumn Term I, 2020 Photos

Autumn Term II, 2020 Photos

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