10th September 2018
Class 7 Newsletter Autumn Term, 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Class 7. We hope that you have had a good summer break and are ready for lots of exciting and interesting learning.
Our whole school topic is ‘Mischief Makers’, inspired by this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at the Library. Our ‘Mischief Maker’ will be the Iron Man, based on the book by Ted Hughes. Additionally, children will learn:
Religious Education – RE will be taught each week through a combination of RE lessons, Collective Worship, Gospel Assemblies and Hymn practice.
English – English will include writing, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), Guided Reading and Comprehension. We will use The Iron Man as the basis for most of our work at the beginning of term. Genres covered will include: recounts, instruction writing, diary entries and stories. Spelling lists will be given out on a Monday for children to work on at home at in preparation for a spelling test the following Monday. GPS books will be given out as homework on a Wednesday to be returned the following the Wednesday.
Reading Books - Please also continue to support your child with reading their individual reading books at home. We ask that you sign their reading record each time they read and make comments if needed. Children will be rewarded for regular reading.
Mathematics – Mathematics will be taught daily. In year 4, there is a particular focus on times tables, so please help your children continue to practise these at home. We will check progress in times tables regularly to see how children are getting on with their learning. We will be focusing on Place Value and addition, subtraction, multipliation and division of numbers up to 4 digits and beyond.
PE/Games – One session of PE will be taught by Up and Under Sports and the other session will be taught by the class teacher. Children will require their full St Mary’s PE kit all week. If you would like an up to date list of our St Mary’s PE kit, please ask in the office. They will need trainers for outdoor PE sessions. Please check that all items of kit are clearly labelled. PE lessons will be on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Science, History/Geography, Music, PSHE, Computing and Art/DT will be also taught each week – Please can you provide your child with an old shirt or T-shirt for them to use during art lessons this term.
Remember, to keep on looking at the website for to date information on dates and events.
In the mornings, we will meet the children on the playground at 8:30am and bring them into the school building ready for the day ahead!
We believe it is important to have a close working relationship with you, so make sure you come and say hello to us. We will be outside every day at 3pm.
We are very excited about the learning journey we will embark on with your child this year, and all the amazing things they will learn.
Mrs Gabriel and Mrs Bridger
Year 4 Teachers – Class 7