Class 6 Peacocks 

    Welcome To The Autumn Term!  

               

  *Please scroll down for some HOME LEARNING links*

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

 Welcome back. I am so looking forward to getting back to school and meeting everyone joining class 6. We have got lots of learning to do and fun activities. Things will be a bit different, but with the help of all the teachers and your friends, we will have a great time.

MUSIC will be taught by Miss Hudson           

FRENCH will be taught by Madame Binns.        Le français sera enseigné par Mme Binns.       This will be on Wednesday afternoon.        Ce sera mercredi après-midi.

 

Teaching assistants: Mrs Lee and Miss Sherman

ENGLISH

In Literacy, we will be reading a book called 'Fizzlebert Stump', about a boy who lives in a circus and goes on a big adventure. Most of our grammar, comprehension and creative writing will be based on this text.

     A.F Harrold (English writer, poet, performer b.1975)

Spellings will be set on Friday and tested the following Friday. The words given will follow the national spelling strategy. They will be put in your reading diary each week.  

                  

Year 4 is also the year that children earn their ‘pen licence’ — that peak of handwriting neatness that allows your child to write in pen at school. This can be a big thing for your child. However, don’t worry if your child is not writing with a pen straight away. They will get there eventually.

I have my pen license! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

Reading

Reading activities will take place daily - individual reading, small group reading and whole class reading activities.

          

Carry on reading together

For English, the single most important thing that you can do to help your child progress, is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style. When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:

  • Make it fun! Use silly voices and read to each other as well as just listening.
  • Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and understand the language and the deeper hidden messages in the sub-text.
  • Read a wide range of writing — from comics to newspapers; from novels to Pokemon cards; and even the children’s own writing!
  • Look up individual words in a dictionary or thesaurus together to find out what they mean.
  • Stop if they or you are tired!
  • Be a good role model for reading yourself. This is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa, forget the chores and read a good book yourself!

Of course, children in Year 4 are perfectly capable of reading to themselves as well, and independent reading (and writing) must also be encouraged. However, it is important that those comprehension skills are regularly checked and reading aloud is perfect for that. We therefore ask that you continue to support your child’s progress in reading at home by making time to read with them and to talk about the books they read on a daily basis. Please sign and date your child’s reading log book to confirm they have read with you each day. We will check the log books and the children will be rewarded with house points for reading at home.

MATHSwe will be covering:

  • recognising the value of digits in a 4 digit number
  • finding 10, 100, 1000 more/less than a given number
  • ordering and comparing numbers
  • rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000
  • counting forwards and backwards through zero, including negative numbers
  • reading roman numerals
  • solving problems involving the above

                             0 >> 1000 >> 0                       

Please continue to encourage and support your child’s mathematical progress by helping them to master the times            tables to 12 x 12 and learning to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks. In maths there is an expectation that by                  the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and              stay in is fantastic:

  • Practise regularly and go back and repeat tables, previously practised
  • Sing tables in the car; at mealtimes; before bed; walking the dog; at any spare minute!
  • Put a poster at the end of their bed or give them tapes to listen to in the car
  • Download an app to practise on a laptop or tablet
  • Times table rockstars

SCIENCE

Topic 1 - Human body, teeth, digestion

                                 

Topic 2 - Sound

       

 

HISTORY - Ancient Greece

                            

ART - Drawing activities based on topic work

                            

R.E./PSHE - Relationships

                         

P.E./GAMES This half term, PE and Games will take place on Monday and Thursday.  

Outdoor and indoor PE kits are required. Trainers are important outside and black PE pumps for inside. Thank you!

We will have  PE outside as much as possible, so please bring suitable clothing to cope with our British weather. Also, we shall complete the mile run as often as we can, so it's important to have trainers in school at all times.

                                           

 HOMEWORK

  • Daily reading
  • Multiplication/Division facts to 12 x 12
  • Spellings
  • Learning to tell the time using digital and analogue clocks
  • Additional homework tasks linked to work in class. I shall give you new learning codes for Purple Mash and Seesaw so you can access on line learning activities.

                   

Please encourage your child to establish good routines for completion of homework activities by getting involved and supporting and praising their efforts. If your child is unsure about what they have to do, please tell them to ask us for help at school and reassure them that it is perfectly fine to do so.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or your child’s learning, please come and speak to us. We are looking forward to working with the children and making this an enjoyable and successful year for everyone.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oxley 

Key dates for the 1st half of the Autumn Term;-

Friday 16th October - School closes for the half-term holiday.

Monday 2nd November - School reopens for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.

       HOME LEARNING LINKS        

Maths Links

BBC Maths Revision KS2

Maths Games

Fast Facts Number Game

Mental Maths Games

Place Value Games

Times Table Games

Shape Position and Movement games

Measure Games

Statistics Games

Problem Solving

Number Games (Y6)

Algebra Games and Puzzles

Percentages

Shape Position and Movement (Y6)

English Literature

Spelling Rules For Adding Suffixes

BBC KS2 Prefix and Suffix help

Homophones

Homophones - There, Their and They're

able / ably spellings

ible / ibly spellings

cial, tial, cious & tious suffix rules

cial, tial, cious & tious activity

Spelling and Grammar Games

Grammar Games

Grammasaurus Videos to support learning

BBC Grammar Games KS2

BBC Grammar Support

Reading Comprehension Support

Understanding Sentences

Figurative Language

Creative Writing Tips

 

30 minutes of PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

    Go Noodle

    https://www.gonoodle.com/

David Walliams daily extract 

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

10 Minute Challenges from famous authors

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

 

Newsround

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

TT Rockstars       

https://ttrockstars.com/

I See Maths                      

www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

Children can also log onto Purple Mash using their log on details which will be sent home with each pupil.