Class 4 is taught by Miss Thwaite who is extremely lucky to be joined daily by Miss Mulligan, as well as Mrs Reid, Mrs Barlow and Mrs Horton at various point throughout the week. Class 4 is made up of children from both Year 4 and Year 5.
This term our topic is entitled 'Invaders and Settlers' and we will be concentrating on the Anglo-Saxon invasion in Britain during the 5th century. In this topic, the children will learn about who the Saxons were and why they came to England, aspects of their daily life such as: village life, clothing and religion, as well as the Saxon Army, famous Saxon leaders, famous Saxon stories and the archaeological finds at Sutton Hoo.
Our English will be based around the book 'The Buried Crown' by Ally Sherricknwhich is set during the WWII era. The story is about a young Londener called George who is evacutated to the countryside. George soon learns of an ancient burial site which contains a magical Anglo-Saxon crown that Hitler is determined to get his hands on.
A few reminders for children and parents:
PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and we are incredibly lucky to be joined by 2 sports coaches for a number of weeks. On a Tuesday, we will be learning the skills involved to play tennis whilst on a Wednesday we will be practicing and developing our tag rugby skills. Please ensure that children have their PE kits with them in school every week.
We will continue to learn the ukelele in our music lessons on a Thursday and it has been brilliant to see so many children taking these home to practice. Please can we remind children to make sure these come back into school ready for lessons.
Spelling lessons will take place 4 days a week with spellings being tested on a Friday. Children will also bring home their new sets of spellings on a Friday.
Class 4 will continue to use the accelerated reader scheme where they take books home to read. Once the book has been read we take a quiz which helps us with our comprehension and gives us the chance to read lots of new interesting books. We ask that children read 3 times at home every week and that their reading diary is signed.
Just a reminder that children should bring the following to school with them every day:
- Water bottles
- Book Bags
- Reading Books
- Homework Diaries
If you have any questions or concerns at any point throughout the year, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us before or after the school day.