4C class page
Welcome to the 4C class page. We are looking forward to a fantastic year and have some exciting new topics to learn about. Below you will find information on spellings, homework, P.E and reading.
Spellings and Homework
Spellings are set each Friday and tested the following Wednesday. The children will have between 5 and 6 spellings to learn weekly. Please help your children by practising at home. Homework is set on Fridays and due in the following Friday.
The children will be given an appropriate school reading book and will also be invited to choose a book from the school library. Please ensure book bags containing reading books AND reading records are in school each and every day as we will be reading with each child throughout the week.
The expectation is that an adult or older child reads with your child a minimum of 3 times a week.
Adults are kindly requested to note the book title and pages read and include an initial in Reading Record books.
Readings charts are updated daily to track how much each child reads at home and awards are given to the children when they read regularly at home.
Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school at all times as the timetable for PE changes each week. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days.
We kindly request that parents/carers check each half term as to whether trainers/plimsolls still fit. If a child does not have the correct P.E kit penalty points may be given and the child will miss the session.
In Maths Mr Coulson’s set have been learning about shape and angles. The class are focusing on the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and grouping these shapes in various ways. For the rest of the week we will be creating accurate models of different 3D shapes using their properties to get a accurate representation.
In English we have been looking at discussions texts and identify their features and how they are written. “We had a debate in class about whether we should eat healthy foods or not. Most of the class said yes but some said no as junk food tastes nice” CV. By the end of the unit the children will be writing arguments for and against a subject and coming up with their own opinion.
In Geography we have been looking closely at the River Thames and learning facts about the river using atlases and information sheets. “The river Thames is in London and you can see it at the start of EastEnders” CA. The children we be learning how the River Thames is used and how important it is for people that live inside and outside London.
After completing our fun brilliant bubbles topic 4C have started their new topic ‘protecting the environment’. We are learning all about recycling and how to keep the planet clean and safe. “We played a who wants to be a millionaire game, I couldn’t believe some of the facts” RS. This unit has tidied nicely in with the healthy eating themed week and the children are learning a lot about how to eat healthy and dispose of their rubbish.
This week’s theme is healthy eating and the whole school have been taking part in activities around the topic of healthy food and drink. Each child has been given a bottle of water that they are able to customise along with a sheet so they can record the amount of bottles of water that they are drinking per day. We have also been looking closely at different food groups and which foods are good to eat regularly and which foods should be eaten in moderation.
The children have been asked to create a project at home to help them learn more about the Ancient Egyptians. The final piece of work can be anything from an Egyptian information booklet to a model of the Pyramids. The project is due in one week before half term.
4C blog December 2016
Tis the season to be jolly.
The children have had a fun packed December with all work being linked to the Christmas theme. We were visited by Santa's reindeer and had lots of other fun Christmas related activities going on.
The children still worked extremely hard in all subjects as we came to the end of our first topic the Romans. We ended the unit looking at Roman gods and why they were so important. The children designed their own gods and created posters to showcase their powers and abilities.
In Maths the children were learning about angles and were completing a range of complex problems to master this topic. The class are now moving onto to using their knowledge of angles to help them solve problems in other areas of the maths curriculum.
In English both classes have been studying Shakespeare play scripts and have gone on to write their own versions. The final pieces of work are of a high standard and the children have used the features that they have been learning.