WELCOME TO CLASS 4
Class 4 consists of Y4 and Y5 children.
Our aim is to nurture the children in our care to be adaptable, diligent, creative, self-motivated and thoughtful learners through a rich, varied and exciting curriculum.
We encourage children to immerse themselves in our topic and make links between all the subjects they are taught. Throughout the year, children also focus on developing the 5R's of learning: Resilience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Reasoning and Reflection.
IMAGINATIVE LEARNING PROJECT (ILP)
Spring 2 2020 ~ Time Traveller
Tick, tock, tick, tock. The hands on the clock never stop. From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man. Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how we cope with these changes. How long does a human baby take to grow inside the womb? Does it take longer than an elephant calf? Or a kitten? Take a good look at yourself. How has your face changed since you were a baby and how will it change as you grow older? Can you photograph it, change it, age it? And what would happen if the clock struck 13? In Tom’s Midnight Garden, he travels to the past. Imagine that you could time travel too. When would you like to travel to and what would you like to see? Will you head back to your past or into your future? You decide.
- Reading: at least five times a week (reading records to be handed in on a Monday morning and checked on a Tuesday morning)
- Spellings (these will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each Monday and tested the following Monday)
- Times tables facts (these will be tested each Friday)
- Optional Curriculum Project activities (see home learning ideas on Google Classroom)
Learning times table facts is vital and children should be able to recite their table facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Therefore, it is really important that whenever you get a few minutes you keep encouraging them to revisit these so they can automatically recall the facts without having to use fingers or apparatus. The more your child practices the easier they will find calculations at school and out in the real world. Pupils in Year 4 will also be doing an online multiplication tables check in June. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from 2 to 12. They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes.
Class 4 have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays with Mrs Wicks. Children must come to school dressed for PE on these days.
- Shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms - black
- Plain green T-shirt (no large print or design)
- Trainers or plimsolls
- Tracksuits may be worn for outside PE during colder weather
- No earrings or jewellery to be worn for PE
Please can all items of kit and school uniform be named.
In Spring 2, we will continue to do a couple of yoga sessions a week (weather permitting). Please can girls wear shorts or leggings underneath their skirts.