Class 4 - Welcome To Our Webpage!

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Welcome to Class 4 Cherubs! And welcome to the 2019 Autumn Term!

Hello Cherubs and welcome to Class 4 and our journey from Stone Age to Iron Age Britain! We hope you have all had a fun and relaxing time during the summer break.

We would like to welcome each and every member of Class 4 and wish you the happiest and productive first year in Key Stage 2!

Autumn timetable:

Monday

Maths

English

L                                  

Games

History

Tuesday

Maths

English

   U                             

Geography

French

Wednesday

Maths

English

      N                         

Art

Music

Thursday

Maths

English

                            

Science

Science

Friday

Maths

English

            H                 

P.E.- Tennis

P.S.H.E and R.E.

 

On Monday to Wednesday, Class 4 will be taught by Mrs Farey, supported by Mrs Moy and on Thursday and Friday by          Mrs McElroy, supported by Miss Baines.                                                                                                                                                      French will be taught by Madame Binns and Music by Mrs Barker.

                                                             

In English we will work hard on developing our compositional skills, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary through our work in reading and writing. Our class book this term is ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Japanese author Satoshi Kitamura. We will read many other texts too during our whole class guided reading lessons and in our individual reading.

      Satoshi Kitamura  born 1956 (きたむら さとし 1956年生まれ )    

In Maths Mrs Farey will be focusing on teaching number work, whilst Mrs McElroy will tackle the areas of shape, space and data handling.

Number – number and place value
count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
compare and order numbers up to 1000
identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

Addition and subtraction
add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
● a three-digit number and ones
● a three-digit number and tens
● a three-digit number and hundreds
add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division
recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using
mental and progressing to formal written methods
solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division

Geometry – properties of shapes
draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them
recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a
right angle
identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines

Statistics
i
nterpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

                          

In Science, we will be finding out all about Rocks, Soils and Fossils.

                

In Art we will work on our drawing, painting, printing and 3D skills. In Design Technology we hope to make our own fossil models.

                   

In PSHE we will be thinking about “New Beginnings”. The theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within a community, and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all.

                    

In RE we will find out about the meaning of signs and symbols in Religion and about the religious significance of Harvest time.

                       

In Computing we will be developing our word processing skills:
use font sizes and effects appropriately to fit
purpose of text
recognise key features of layout and design such
as text boxes, columns, borders, Word Art
develop further basic drafting and editing skills
cut, copy and paste 
use spell checker
delete, insert and replace text using mouse or
arrow keys.

                                 

Our History and Geography theme this term is: ‘Stone Age to Iron Age Britain’and we will read, write and learn all about this important prehistoric period.

                   

For PE lessons this half term you will need an outdoor kit (warm jogging trousers and top, T- shirt and trainers) as both of our lessons will be outside, and will include a tennis lesson by a specialist coach on Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is labelled with their name and kept in their locker at school at all times, as they may need these items at any time as we do the daily mile run as often as we can- sometimes daily! 

                                          

Homework

Please could you support your child’s reading progress at home by reading with them on a daily basis. We ask that you sign their reading log and add a comment about your child’s fluency, accuracy and understanding of the text. 

Your help at home with certain maths skills would also be brilliant, particularly in regularly practising times tables recall with your child by learning the times tables (starting with 2,3,4,5 and then all the others up to 12) for weekly tests on Fridays! 

We will also be sending home a homework book with a weekly spelling list inside for your child to learn for tests on Fridays.

 We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions, please contact the staff in the office and make an appointment to see us. We are very much looking forward to meeting the children and getting to know them and hope that everyone will enjoy exploring, learning and developing new skills in Class 4.  We will update this page with news as the year progresses, so please keep looking as there will also be lots of lovely photographs of your children’s work to see too! 

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Farey and Mrs McElroy

Autumn Term Events:

Friday 20th September - World Peace Day

Friday 27th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning; school councillors to be elected.

Monday 30th September - Individual & family photographs in school.

October - Black History Month.

Thursday 17th October - Harvest Festival 9.15am - parents welcome!  School closes for the half-term break.

Monday 11th November - Parents' Evening and Anti-Bullying Week begins.

Wednesday 13th November - No Pens Day.