Autumn Term 2

Welcome to Class 4!
Our Class teacher is Miss Melley.
Other adults in class are: Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Faith.
 
Writing
During the second part of the Autumn term we will evaluate conversation poetry. Following on from this we will create then entertain our audience through Viking historical narratives. Our final writing focus will be to persuade the readers through arguments inspired by the struggle between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings.  
Religious Education
Our opening unit asks the question - What does it mean to be called and chosen? We will explore what it means to be chosen by God. Following on from this we will look at the two world religions of Islam and Sikhism. Towards the end of the Autumn term our Advent and Christmas unit begins by asking - Whats so special about gifts?
 
Maths
During the Autumn term our main focus will be measurement. This will include equivalent lengths, adding and subtracting lengths and perimeter. Before Christmas we will change our focus will change to multiplication. Throughout the term the children will be given a weekly opportunity in mixed problem solving and reasoning. 
Physical Education
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Our first unit focuses on ball games. Please make sure that your child arrives in school in the correct school PE kit to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.
Homework
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home.  Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success.  A minimum of 50 pages and a passmark of 80% quiz scores are expected.
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday via Google Classroom then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list.  All children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set. 
  • Times tables must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week using Times Table Rockstars.
Important Autumn Dates
 
Mon - 2nd Nov - Teacher Training Day
 
Tues - 3rd Nov - Pupils return to school
 
Wed - 11th Nov - Remembrance Service
 
Wed - 18th Nov - Y4 Virtual Liturgy @ 11:30am
 
w/c - 23rd Nov - Parents' Evening Phone calls