Celebrating Harvest in our beautiful school grounds.
Mrs Jenkins Mrs J Grady
Mrs Frith Ms McGifford
WELCOME TO CLASS 4JG
Mrs Grady teaches all day Monday, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon and Mrs Jenkins teaches the remainder of the week.
Mrs Frith and Ms McGifford are year 4JG's teaching assistants who work with us everyday.
PE and swimming.
Swimming is on Monday afternoon, we will walk down from school to the leisure centre. Boys need swimming trunks or shorts and a towel in a plastic bag. Girls will need a one piece costume and a swimming hat in a plastic bag.
PE is on Thursday children may come to school in their PE kits.
Spellings and timetables will be sent out each Monday and will be tested each week, please practice these at home.
All children are expected to READ TO AN ADULT at least THREE TIMES A WEEK. This is imperative if we are to help our children build their reading comprehension and reading stamina.
In English this half term we are studying the novel 'Esio Trot' by Roald Dahl. In maths we will be learning multiplication and division, area, fractions, and decimals over the Spring term as well as practicing our times tables ready for our times tables speed tests. We will be continuing learning to swim every Monday.
In geography this half term we are investigating 'Why do so many people in the world live in megacities?' This investigation supports pupils to develop their understanding of the important geographical concepts of settlement and urbanisation through the study of the world’s megacities (cities with a population of over 10 million). This is very important because globally over half of the world’s population now live in towns and cities.
Through the ancillary enquiries pupils are able to explore some of the economic and social reasons why the population of cities increase. They also compare and contrast the benefits and problems that can arise in urban areas as a result of housing people at such high densities. Through their enquiries pupils are able to apply, in relevant contexts, a wide range of geographical skills; and as is appropriate to Lower Key Stage 2, the emphasis is on supporting them to explain things through the synthesis of information from different sources.
In science we are learning about light, the ‘Light’ unit will teach your child about light, reflections and shadows. They will learn about different sources of light, and that we need light to see. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate reflective materials, they will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous, the children will have chance to test which objects are opaque and will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.
Please see our curriculum map below for more information about what your children will be learning this half term.