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Welcome to Sycamore Class

Welcome to Sycamore class! 

Class Teachers - Mrs Brabin (Monday), Miss Crowe (Tuesday-Friday)

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Marsland (Monday-Wednesday), Mrs Jenkins (Thursday- Friday)Image result for sycamore tree

Homework

Reading

Children should be reading every night at home for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Their homework diary should signed and  brought into school EVERYDAY and will be checked frequently. You can access Oxford Reading Buddy to complete this. 

https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

The school code is: 

 

Maths

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. TT Rock stars is an excellent programme to pratice times tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Spellings

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

 

The children will also be given additional homework either paper based to be done in homework books or on google classroom.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 20th September  - trip to Warrington Museum

W/B Monday 3rd October-  parent drop in session

Tuesday 4th October - flu vaccination

Thursday 17th November - Chester Zoo trip

Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December - parents evening 

Wednesday 7th December - Christmas fayre 

Tuesday 13th December and Wednesday 14th December - Christmas performances 

 

PE

Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their full P.E kit (a blue Dallam T-shirt, black shorts and trainers) and a water bottle. When the weather starts to get colder, they can wear plain tracksuit bottoms. 

English

In English, we will be looking at writing our own myths and chronological reports. We will be exploring myths and stories from a range of cultures to support this. We will be focusing on making our writing cohesive using expanded noun phrases, adverbial phrases and well-structured paragraphs. We will work on extending and varying sentences using different clauses structures. In grammar, we will focus on using a range of tenses and using apostrophes correctly. Our class novels this term is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis and How to be Viking by Cressida Cowell.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe : C. S. Lewis, : 9780006716778 :  Blackwell's

How to be a Viking : Cowell, Cressida: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

 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.

Below is a 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/

Maths

This term we will be focusing on place value and mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

You may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

Science

Our science topic for the first half term is states of matter where we will explore solids, liquids and gases and the water cycle. Below is the knowledge organiser.

In the second half term, we will study animals inclusing humans where we will learn about the digestive system including teeth. Below is the knowledge oragniser. 

Project

In the Autumn term, our learning is going to be centred around a key question: What happened when the Romans left? We will focus on looking closely at the lives of the Anglo Saxons & Vikings. Below is the knowledge organiser that sets out the learning we will be covering. 

 

Click on the pictures below to do some extra research linked to this project.

History KS2: The Anglo-Saxons - BBC Teach

Anglo-Saxons: a brief history / Historical Association

Teaching Anglo-Saxons & Vikings at KS2 | Keystage history

RE

In Religious Education this term we will be looking at these questions: 

How and why might Christians use the Bible? 

and 

What might Hindus learn from celebrating Diwali?

 

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.

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