Welcome To Larch Class
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely half term and are feeling well rested for the second of our Autumn term in the build up to Christmas.
Monday 1st November: Autumn 2 half term begins.
Wednesday 3rd November - Ian Bland poetry assembly - 2:50pm
Monday 8th November: TTRockstars and Numbots zoom meeting -6-6:30pm
Tuesday 23rd November: Flu vaccinations.
Friday 26th November: Class trip to CommuniTree- Anglo Saxon themed day
Tuesday 30th November: Pantomime at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
Tuesday 21st December: Last day of the Autumn 2 half term
We will start this half term continuing our multiplication and division topic. We will be multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, multiplying 3 numbers together before moving on to multiplying and dividing 3-digit numbers using a formal method. We will then be moving on to statistics, creating and interpreting a range of graphs.
We will be continuing our book 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane', we will be writing diary entries, an informal letter, a recount and devising our own playscript. We then be focusing on a book called 'One Plastic Bag', this will inspire us to create a range of persuasive pieces of writing as well as creating fact files and letters.
As last half year, there will be a focus on teaching and learning the words on the weekly spelling list in class, rather than sending lists of spellings home. A new list will be given to the children each Monday and they will be tested every Friday. Please look below for each week’s spelling rule and list.
It is essential that children in Year 4 continue to practise their reading skills every day. Reading books are being sent home and to be changed every Friday.
Children take part in Guided Reading sessions three times a week in which whole class strategies are used, using different forms of media including pictures, films and whole class texts and written comprehensions. The children also have time to read independently for pleasure after dinner every day. In addition, children are able to choose a book from the class book corner, which is to stay in school.
The children have loved our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings so far this year and we will be continuing with this topic up until Christmas. We will be building on information that we have already learned and extending our knowledge further. We will be looking at Viking raids, Viking life and the struggle of power between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will study some Anglo-Saxon kings and focus on the battle of Hastings, the children will have the opportunity to create their own Bayeux Tapestry.
This half term our Science topic is ‘Teeth and Digestion’. The children will be able to identify different teeth and their purpose, this knowledge will be extended further as the children will have the opportunity to create their own teeth sculptures out of clay. We will also be looking at the teeth of different animals and why they are different, investigating the effect of different drinks on our teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy. We will then be looking at the digestive system.
P.E. lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoons, with the Larch teaching team and Wednesday morning with the sports coach.
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