Welcome back to school Polar Bears!
This half term, our learning is going to be based around a fantastic book called 'Varjak Paw'. We are going to be linking in as many different subjects with this book such as dance, science and history. In Dance, we are going to be choreographing and learning a dance routine inspired by the book. In science, we are going to be learning about animals including humans, looking at the muscles, bones and nutrition. Also, in history, we are going to be looking at Ancient Sumer which is the time period the book is based. For more information on this and all the other subjects, please look at the medium term plan for this halfterm below.
- Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Children are expected to come to school in their PE kits on these days. They do not need to bring their school uniform, they can wear their PE kit for the duration of the day. As outdoor PE is likely, long sleeved trousers and a hoodie/jacket is strongly advised as the weather gets colder. Also, jewelry is not permitted during PE and all long hair should be tied up.
Learning at home
-Homework and spellings
Spellings will be given out every Friday and a spelling test at school will take place the following Friday.
Times tables practice will be given out every Friday and a test will at school will take place the following Friday.
Along with the spellings, a homework task will be given out on a Friday but is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday to allow time for their work to be looked at. This homework task will alternate between a maths, English or topic based task.
- TT Rockstars at least 3 times per week (at least 10 minutes each time).
This is extremely important in improving their times tables knowledge and great practice for the national times table test that every year 4 will be taking in the Summer term.. The website to access this is:
Children should be aware of their logins for this - if unsure please contact the class teacher.
- Reading at least 3 times per week.
This should be recorded in their reading journals - either by the children or by parents/guardians. The teacher will check these on a Friday - children will have them open on their desks to reduce contact.
We use 'Accelerated Reader' where the children read their book and then quiz online. If children finish their books at home, they can access the quiz by following the link below. Children will then be given the opportunity to change their books the next day in school.
Username - The first letter of your child's first name, followed by the first 4 letters of their surname (no spaces).
Password - abc
If you have any questions please contact me via Class Dojo or email: email@example.com