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Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teacher - Miss Foster 

Teaching Assistant - Ms WalkerImage result for sycamore tree

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Miss Foster - Class Teacher

How to be a reading Champion!

The usual reading champion books have been replaced with homework diaries in which the children should note down the book they have  been reading, the pages numbers and have it signed by an adult at home.

Children should be reading every night at home for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Their homework diary should be brought into school EVERYDAY and will be checked frequently.

Children are encouraged to change their own reading book every Monday and Friday. Oxford Reading buddy can now be used and we would encourage children to be using this programme at home. The children are expected to read every evening and should have their book signed by an adult. Class teachers will check this everyday.

Maths at Home 

Children should also be doing some maths times tables every night at home. Their signed homework diaries should be brought into school EVERYDAY and will be checked frequently.

Challenges will be given to the children weekly. The challenges are to improve rapid recall of basic mental maths that will form the foundations for our learning in lessons. TT Rock stars is an excellent programme to pratice times tables and the children should be accessing this at home and practicing as much as possible,

https://ttrockstars.com/

Spellings

New spellings will be given on Monday and they will be tested on Friday/Monday.

Homework

Homework each week is for the children to read and complete timestables work at home on Oxford Reading Buddy or TT Rock Stars. The children will also be given additional homework either paper based to be done in homework books or on google classroom.

It is very important that the children are completing these set tasks at home and are familar with our online resources. Teachers will be checking that tasks are completed.

P.E

Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit (a blue Dallam T-shirt, black shorts and trainers) and a water bottle. Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday. Can you please ensure your child has the correct kit and brings a water bottle into school please.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an essential part of our everyday teaching and it is important to have the children logging in regularly so that they are familiar with this online platform. Homework is set on google classroom and it is another way in which teachers communicate with pupils about their learning. Guided reading texts are posted each week and the children can begin to read them before the lesson if they wish to. Important messages are also posted online. Your child has been given their log in details and they are expected to log in and check their class page for any updates.

 

 

Our Class Reading Books

We will be reading Alex Sparrow and the Big Stink by Jennifer Killick and Harriet Versus the Galaxy by Samantha Baines. The children have an opportunity to read everyday and as a class we read a wide range of texts. We have an enormous school library and class library filled with the lastest books to suit the childrens interests and needs. We encourage the children to discuss books with confidence and explore a range of genres and authors.

Harriet Versus The Galaxy

 

ALEX SPARROW AND THE REALLY BIG STINK : KILLICK, JENNIFER: Amazon.co.uk:  Books

 

 

Here are some useful websites which will show you a range of Year 4 texts which your child may enjoy.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

Dates for your diary:

Mondays- PE

Wednesdays- PE 

Friday- Gospel Lessons

June- Multiplication Times Tables Check

Create Term

Our project questions this term is 'What Happened when the Vikings arrived?'

 

We will focus on the history surrounding the Vikings and link this to our arts and textiles objectives. This project will have a history, arts, dance and music focus although other subjects will be explored such as computing, RE and PSHE. 

Viking Artistic Development and Stylistic Influences on Later Scandinavian,  Anglo-Saxon, and Western European Romanesque Art and Architecture –  Brewminate: A Bold Blend of News and Ideas

Vivienne Westwood's Advice for Aspiring Designers: Copy - Fashionista

 

We will be looking at how the Vikings impacted on the Anglo Saxons. We will be focusing on how the Vikings lived their lives and linking this to creative art work. We will be focusing on the works of Vivienne Westwood and looking at a range of artists.

 

Please feel free to post any work you have researched with your child on our google classroom page.

 

English

This term we will focusing on writing texts persuasive texts and poetry. We will be writing a pesuasive leaflet for a theme park.

5 scariest roller coaster drops in the world: The hills that thrill | CNN  TravelWe will be focusing on making our writing persuasive using persuasive language, imperative verbs and alliteration. We will continue to work on our sentences by extending and varying them using different clauses and structures. In grammar, we will focus on using a range of tenses and using apostrophes correctly.

Maths

This term we will be focusing on decimals, money, shape, area and perimeter.

You may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

R.E

The focus for RE this term will be looking at the collective worship. 

Hinduism

  • What might Hindus learn from celebrating Diwali?

Christianity

  • Is sacrifice an important part of religious life?

 

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Science

Our topics for Science this term are Sound and Electricity.

Science Projects for Kids: Producing Sounds | HowStuffWorks

 

Sound Science Music - Home

Clip Art Black And White Library Electricity Circuit - 4th Grade Electricity  Science PNG Image | Transparent PNG Free Download on SeekPNG

The children will be making observations, investigating and taking part in a range of scientifical experiments that will focus on the above.

 

 

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