St. Therese’s Class (Year 4)
Hello and welcome back to what is set to be an exciting and challenging year of learning for all those coming up in to St. Therese class. I am so looking forward to working with all the children and have high expectations for what we can achieve this year. We will be diving straight in to the fascinating topic of Crime and Punishment this term and will study this topic in a number of different subject areas, including Art and DT, where we will be learning about street art and graffiti and even designing our very own 'Tags'.
In Science, the children will be learning all about Electricity - they will even be building their own circuits. To support them with their learning, you could go on a 'gadget' hunt around your house - have fun!
We expect children to read daily and to develop a real love of reading and books. Please do take the time to hear them read for at least ten minutes a day and write a comment in their Reading Journal.
Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and are due in on Thursdays. If you have any questions or concerns about the homework, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will try to be of assistance. Spellings and times-tables test will take place on a Thursday, so do please support your child with preparing for these - we don't want any child to feel stressed and unprepared. To enhance your child's learning in school, Mathletics homework is set every Monday (due in the following Monday by 8.50am) - the topics I assign tie-in directly with the work that your child has been doing that week at school, and should consolidate their understanding. This term we are focusing on rounding and place value - why not ask your child to round up the cost of items in the supermarket to the nearest pound... or the cost of the total shop to the nearest ten pounds?
In terms of 'housekeeping', the children will have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a full PE kit in school on these days. Please also ensure that your child comes to school with a full bottle of water every day please.
For an overview of what other wonderful topics we'll be covering this year, please take a look at the Curriculum Overview below.
Mrs Pomeroy and I are really looking forward to the year ahead.
Examples of Learning Logs