Class Teacher - Mrs L. Longden
Teaching Assistant - Mrs D. Di Stefano
Welcome to Class 4L
In English this half term, we will begin by discussing the features of a discussion text and writing our own discussion text, ensuring we include the correct grammatical features needed. We will then focus on a journey story called ‘Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat’ where we will consolidate our work on using descriptive features to enhance our setting and character descriptions. We will then move on to studying and writing our own newspaper reports based on a special visit we may get to the school! We will focus on ensuring we are using an accurate tense. We will end the half term with a poetry unit where we will read and recite ‘The Monster Alphabet’ by Robert Fischer. Throughout the whole term, we will be working hard to improve our handwriting and develop our punctuation and grammatical features, including our knowledge of word classes.
In Maths we will start by consolidating our knowledge of times tables up to 12x12. We will then move on to looking at how to multiply and divide using a formal written method and applying these skills to a problem solving context. To end the half term, we will look at the area of shapes and how to work this out.
In our RE topics this term we are learning about our local church community and the different signs and symbols used during a Mass and why these are significant to our faith.
Within Design Technology, we will be focusing on the use of gears, levers and pulleys and how these work.
In Geography, we will be considering the key areas on a world map such as the different hemispheres, the equator and the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
During Computing this term, we will be using scratch to programme moving images which give information.
In PSHE, we will be considering how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle and discussing ways in which we can stay safe on the internet.
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.