Class 4

WELCOME TO CLASS 4’s HOMEPAGE

Class Teacher: Mrs N Morris

Teaching Assistant Support: Mrs K Bradbury & Mrs H Farrington

 

A very warm welcome to Class 4. Myself, Mrs Bradbury and Mrs Farrington are really looking forward to working with your child this year and supporting them with their progress and learning in partnership with parents, carers and guardians.

We have a very busy and exciting year ahead. I am thrilled with the enthusiastic start that all children have made to class 4. They have adapted quickly to rules, routines and expectations and have settled well.

In class 4 all the adults work hard to support your child across all areas of learning and provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment, but most importantly they are vigilant to the social and emotional needs of your child. A happy and content child is a child who will be able to access their learning to the best of their ability and achieve the best they can.

We will regularly update this class page and include some updates on Twitter, so you are able to see your child’s learning ‘in action’! We will also include any web links or recommended resources to further support your child’s learning at home.

We would encourage all parents, carers and guardians, where appropriate or relevant, to communicate any changes to your child’s routines, medical information or circumstances that may impact upon their emotional well-being, so that all adults are able to offer your child the support they may need during this period. Thank-you.

If  you need to speak informally with the class teacher, then the end of the day is usually the best time. If you feel a longer conversation is necessary, then please make an appointment with the office and a mutually convenient time can be agreed and arranged.

Thank-you for your continued support.

Mrs Morris

 

PLEASE SCROLL BELOW FOR DETAILS OF WEEKLY ROUTINES…

 

Weekly Routines-Class 4

Tuesday:

  • PE lesson-Developing football skills with the Manchester United Foundation. .-PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR FULL PE IN KIT AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LESSON-Thank-you.
  • Class teacher/Teaching Assistant- to monitor and sign all children’s reading records and provide children with the opportunity to change their scheme reader if this applies to your child. Try and encourage your child to read for ten minutes EVERY DAY at home. This short amount of time each day is invaluable and supports your child in developing their fluency and comprehension as well as exposing your child to rich language and vocabulary which also enables your child to become a more accomplished writer. Please sign your child’s reading record each time they read at home. Thank-you.

Wednesday:

·         HOMEWORK: Weekly times table test-All children to bring their book into school on this day, so they are able to complete the test in their book. We will mark the test together and your child will bring their book home that day so they are able to share their results with you and will have another set of times tables to practice for a test the following Wednesday. Please support and encourage your child to practice their given times table out of sequence and not to just rely on rote learning strategies. The ability to recall times table facts is crucial in supporting many other areas of maths, including links to division.

FROM JUNE 2019 ALL Y4 CHILDREN NATIONALLY WILL UNDERTAKE A STATUTORY TIMES TABLE ASSESSMENT.

Thursday:

  • P.M. All KS2 staff to undertake PPA-Class 4 will have Music with Mrs. Bradbury followed by Madame Chedded who will teach French.
  • P.E. lesson: Class 4 will end the day with Miss Threadgold who will teach Netball this half term followed by Hockey next half term.-PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR FULL PE IN KIT AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LESSON-Thank-you.

Friday:

  • HOMEWORK: Weekly spelling test-All children to bring their book into school on this day, so they are able to complete the test in their book. We will mark the test together and your child will bring their book home that day so they are able to share their results with you and will have another set of spellings to practice for a test the following Friday. Please support and encourage your child to practice their given spellings out of sequence and not to just rely on rote learning strategies. The ability to recall spellings is crucial in supporting your child’s reading and writing.

 

Finally-Please label all your child’s belongings with their full name, including lunch boxes, water bottles, coats, bags and items of uniform and PE kit. Thank-you!

 

 BELOW ARE PICTURES AND DETAILS OF OUR WORK. TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING KEEP SCROLLING.

Music
 
On a Thursday afternoon, Class 4 participate in music lessons via the Charanga music scheme. During the first half term, the class were learning all about rock music. At the start of each lesson they were exposed to a number of different rock songs including: We Will Rock You, Smoke on the Water, Rocking All Over the World and Johnny B Goode. Class 4 explored when the music was made. They appraised and discussed the structure of each song, they fund the pulse, talked about dynamics, tempo and pitch.
Throughout the term, class 4 also learnt how to sing Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, most of the children really enjoyed unleashing their inner rock God and Goddesses. Who knew we had so many?
Class 4 also learned how to play their glockenspiels along with Living on a Prayer. they did a fantastic job, I'm sure you will agree.
Click below to listen.
English
 
For our first English block of work the children in Class 4 have been looking at and comparing to very similar books: The original Cinderella and The Egyptian Cinderella story. the children have had to look closely at each book through a series of drama, reading and writing activities. Which the class have thoroughly enjoyed. the children have had to discover comparisons and investigate differences in both stories. the class have produced some fantastic drama work to immerse themselves in these stories. 
Children had to play a role from each of the stories and then take themselves out of the story, for though tracking (where you ex[plain how that character is feeling).
The children have produced some fantastic diaries, as a character from the original Cinderella, writing about an important event (from the story) from a different characters perspective. 
History
 
Class 4 began their history topic with a bit of excitement as they became Egyptian Tomb Raiders! Over lunch time the class room was transformed to become the ancient tomb of Tutankhamen. The children became archaeologists for the afternoon as they had to explore the 'tombs' and 'tunnels' with torches,
searching for artefacts and treasures. they then had to draw (record) their findings.
 
During the next lesson, Children in class 4 used pictures as sources of evidence to find out about life in the past, in Egypt.

 

Maths
 
In Class 4, we  enjoy taking part in practical maths challenges. For our topic of place value the year 4 children made place value robots using 1,000's, 100's, 10's and 1's blocks. |The year 5 children had to demonstrate how they could show numbers in different formats and explain their reasoning behind their choices.