Class Teacher – Mrs N. Drury
Teaching Assistant – Mrs. J. Hayward Mitchell
Welcome to Class 4D
In English this term, we are looking at a range of genres, beginning with ‘Once upon a Wild Wood’. Within this text, we will be focusing on using a variety of descriptive features in order to enhance a setting. We will then go on to explore poetry, using ‘The Green man in the Garden’ by Charles Causley. We will later explore non-fiction texts based around the Vikings before moving on to instruction writing. We will be working hard throughout the whole term to improve our handwriting and develop our punctuation and grammatical features, including our knowledge of word classes.
In Maths we will be working on place value, exploring numbers to 10,000 and learning how to round, order and compare numbers. We will also learn to count in jumps of 10, 25, 100 and 1000 as well as counting backwards to include negative numbers. We will explore Roman Numerals to 100. We will then look at adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers and applying this to calculating perimeter. We will end the term by consolidating our knowledge of times tables up to 12x12.
In our RE topics this term we are looking at family trees including the family of God in scripture, confirmation; being called to the church and God’s gift of love and friendship in Jesus.
Our topic for the term is Vikings and Anglo Saxons and through this we will be studying various aspects of Viking lives, particularly focusing on invasion and trading. We will link our art to this, studying Viking patterns and Ringerike creatures with a focus on sketching. We will later look at illuminated letters and Viking jewellery.
Within Design Technology, we will be focusing on cookery and investigating and making different types of bread. Through this, we will also explore Viking bread.
In Geography, we will be focusing on the UK, looking at the different counties and main rivers and mountains. We will also explore points of the compass.
During Computing this term, we will be learning to use Powerpoint to create a presentation linked to our topic and we will be using scratch to practise our programming skills.
In PSHE, we will be looking at our feelings and emotions and how to manage them. We will then look at healthy relationships and friendships. We will move on to explore democracy and how to stay safe in various environments. As a school, we will also celebrate Anti-Bullying week in November.
Reading – 3 reads a week to be checked on a Monday.
Mathletics – 1500 Mathletics points per week, which runs from Sunday to Sunday.
Spelling – Will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on a Thursday.