Welcome to Squirrels!
Class teacher: Miss Winfield
Learning support: Mrs Reed & Miss Plant
Welcome to Squirrels.
A very warm welcome indeed.
I really hope everyone had a superb summer break and is feeling refreshed and ready for Year 4.
Our starting Topic will explore the question ‘Why does the Earth Rock and Roll?’ Through this we will gain knowledge of the structure of the Earth, it’s layers and plates and look at understanding how these things link to volcanoes, earthquakes. We will also research and discuss information around rocks, their different types and how they are formed.
In English, we will start by looking at sentence structure and some key grammar skills. Then, we will be looking at applying these skills as we explore the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. We are going to be re-writing our own narrative versions of this, developing our skills through our various writing ‘lenses’.
Part of our week will focus on reading activities and reading for pleasure. This includes practising our comprehension skills with different texts. Children will be sent home with a reading book and diary. Please try and read with your child at least 4 times a week. Be sure to ask them questions about what they’re reading to really develop that understanding of the text.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Our Mathematics learning will initially focus on number and place value. This will give us a great understanding of how numbers can be represented and are related. We will then look to use this knowledge in addition and subtraction work.
Times table practise will be imperative this year. We will continually do lots of work with this in school but additional practise at home is expected. All children have access to TTRockstars to help with this.
PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure children come to school in the correct kit.
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