CLASS NEWSLETTER 4T
12th January 2018
Happy New Year – we hope it brings health and happiness to you and your families. Thank you so much for your generous gifts at Christmas time, these were much appreciated.
The children have settled straight back into their working routines. Here is an outline of the work we will be covering, together with important dates for your diaries. We hope this is helpful to you when you are choosing library books, going on visits or helping with research.
The children will be researching the origins of the Anglo-Saxons, where they settled in Britain, what the houses and villages were like, how society was structured, clothes and jewellery, food; battles and weapons, art and culture and religion.
In the first half term the children’s key English objective will be to Study in depth ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’, by Kate DiCamillo. The key text for the second half term is ‘The Story Collector, The Lion and The Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales’ by Jane Ray. The children will also study script writing, letter writing and in-depth character analysis with regard to these texts. They will explore poetry and short story writing across both half terms.
Children will be encouraged to: read with understanding; compare texts, plays and films; plan quickly; investigate viewpoints; read and write poetry, non-fiction, stories and scripts. The children will learn key spelling rules and apply them. Guided reading will take place two to three times a week, a written comprehension once a week and grammar lessons twice a week.
Measures including time
Circles and angles
Properties of 2D & 3D shapes
Reasoning about shape
Number and place value
Mental addition and subtraction
Fractions and decimals
Measure and units of measure
Mental multiplication and division.
- States of Matter
Units from ‘The Way the Truth and the Life’ –
‘Jesus the teacher’ and ‘Jesus the saviour’
Tuesday PE and RE
Wednesday Science and Italian Dance (From February onwards)
Friday Music and Singing
Journal: One reading task or written task per week – given out Friday, back by following Wednesday.
Spellings: Thursday for test the following week.
Maths Homework: One piece of written homework per week, given out and handed in Wednesdays.
Reading: Children are expected to read for 30 minutes AT LEAST five evenings a week.
They should keep a record of pages read nightly and write a detailed comment each time they finish a book. Please encourage your children to read a variety of literature including newspapers, magazines and advertising material.
Unfinished Work: Children who are slow to complete tasks will be asked to complete them at lunch times.
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 23-1-18 Friends coffee morning infant site
Friday 26-1-18 Infant site closing
Monday 29-1-18 First day for Early Years children at main site
Wednesday 31-1-18 Dance lessons begin
School breaks up for half term on Friday 9th February. Children return to school on Monday 19th February.
Monday 5-3-18 ‘Village Study’ trip to Horton Kirby
Tuesday 6-3-18 Parent/Teacher consultation evening 3:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesday 7-3-18 Parent/Teacher consultation evening 4:30 – 7:00pm
Monday –Weds 19th -21st Carroty Wood residential trip for Year 4
School breaks up for Easter on Thursday 29th March. Children return to school on Monday 16th April.
(First swimming sessions for 4T (9 in total) will commence Thurs 10th May in summer term).
Thank you for your support. If you have any queries at all please do see us at the end of a school day. If that’s not convenient, email on email@example.com.