Welcome to Class 4
Class 4 is made up of 10 Year 4 children and 21 Year 5's. We are taught by Mrs Harwood with help from Mrs Fielding and Mrs Oddie.
Mrs Harwood loves Harry Potter as you will discover. She even has her own Youtube channel called Mrs Homework, which comes in very handy when we have a local lockdown and have to complete our learning from home!
Other important information
Please have P.E. kits in school all week. We will aim to have P. E. on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. The daily mile will take place every day so we will need trainers and old clothes for when it's muddy. In case of chilly weather, please bring a sweatshirt or fleece and tracksuit , leggings or jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons. We will be aiming to have most of our PE lessons outside. In the Spring Term we are hoping to be going swimming so swimming costumes, towels, swimming hats and goggles (if wanted) will be needed. More information on the day we will be going will be given in the Spring term.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be completed by the following Thursday so that we can look at the finished pieces before the next set is handed out. This will be set through Google Classroom. Spellings will be handed out and put on the website on a Friday and children will be tested the following Friday, words will be from the Year 4 and 5 National Curriculum spelling lists. Times tables will be given every Friday. Children will be tested on their times table knowledge the following Friday. Sheets and games can be downloaded from the links below.
Please check the Learning Overview for details of our learning throughout the year.
Keep checking our web page to find out what is going on in our class this year.
If you have any concerns or questions at all, please feel free to ring us at school or come in and talk to us (after school is usually best).
Some parents have been asking about the Maths we have been covering in class. I will put some crib sheets, worksheets and websites for the topics we will be covering this term, below. This is completely optional.
This week we have been finding out about the birds that visit our school as part of the RSPB birdwatch. We have seen so many birds. We made bird feeders and even created our own pom pom birds. Some of our artwork (using water colour) has been fantastic. What birds do you get in your garden at home?
We have been learning all about the parts of flowering plants and their functions. We pulled apart some roses to see the different parts and then researched what they do.
Look at some of our posters!
In maths, we will be learning all about multiplication and division this term. We have been learning all about how important our times tables are and how useful they are in maths. Alongside our Timestable Rockstars work, we have been practising our groovy dance moves and using our incredible singing voices to learn our tables facts. Why don't you join in at home?
Here are some great games you can play too! Can you get faster at your tables?
Welcome back to Autumn term 2. We have been working hard this week on our persuasive writing in preparation for our mini UN summit in a couple of weeks. We are learning all about deforestation this term, how it is caused and its affects on our world and God's creation.
We have taken some of our inspiration from Greta Thurnberg and her speech to the UN. You can watch it again here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJsdgTPJpU.
We have been learning all about the different indigenous tribes of the Amazon Rainforest in our topic this term. As part of our English work we are reading The Vanishing Rainforest, a story about the threats tribal peoples face and the effects of deforestation. We are learning to tell the story orally. Can you remember the hand signals to help you? Can you teach someone in your family the story?
The Vanishing Rainforest
In the dense forest, Remaema saw trees being cut down.
Just then, her uncle arrived he had a machete and clothes from the nabe so the tribes people met in the Yano and they were angry.
Suddenly, her grandfather shouted.
Unfortunately, the nabe use fire and machines to chop down the forest but they needed tribal guides to help.
One morning, Remaema met a scientist called Jane. Luckily, she wanted to help the tribe.
The next day, a boy got sick but there were no vines left for medicine for the shaman so the tribes people were angry.
After that, a tribesman from the government came to speak. He persuaded them to use the forest for tourism.
In the end, the tribe asked tourists to their forest and Remaema saw peccaries returning.
All about natural history
BBC bitesize has all the topics we cover in KS2
http://rethink.sita.co.uk/the-fun-stuff- Test your recycling knowledge
Interactive online experiments
Science and D & T creations to make at home.
Various topics with interactive games.
Short films making it fun and easy for parents and children to do science experiments with common objects. It also gives an explanation of the science behind each activity.
Ideas for practical science at home.
Explore the largest natural world encyclopaedia online.
Fun activities to do.
Online games, learn about nature, have a wild story-time and take part in some fantastic competitions!
These activities and games help you practise some spelling rules and patterns.
Throughout the year, you can practise and improve your keyboarding skills. This is a fun program and all the instructions are there for you, so you can enjoy developing your skills independently. Good luck and have fun!