assisted by Debbie & Stacey
MR JENKINS' TOP TIPS
Have a positive attitude to learning
Follow the school rules
Be kind to everyone
Practise your times tables every day.
Remember learning should be challenging and fun.
We have started reading the book Escape From Pompeii which is about a fictional story set against the factual event of Mount Vesuvius erupting and we will complete a range of different writing outcomes, focusing on different grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
Daily reading with children making a response in their reading journal every day and parents making one comment a week.
One SPaG Task – a separate book will be given for this.
Ten spelling words and sentences.
Practise of times tables through Times Tables Rock Stars (minimum of 25 minutes spent each week).
One comment to be posted on Google Classroom in response to The Junior Weekly Article.
All homework needs to be completed for the following Wednesday morning. Please upload the spelling sentences to Google Classroom for me to mark. The SPaG book should be brought into school for Wednesday to be marked in class. Children will be tested on their spellings each Wednesday and their score will be recorded in their reading journal.
We will use code.org to teach the computing curriculum. Each child will have their own login and will have one session weekly.
At Boutcher School, we teach Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and relationships as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity. We use the Jigsaw Programme which offers us a comprehensive, carefully thought-through Scheme of Work which brings consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this vital curriculum area. The Curriculum map can be found on the school website. The first topic being covered across the school is: Being Me in My World. In this unit, children think about understanding their identity and how they fit well in the class, school and global community.
Our topic this half term is States of Matter. Children will learn about the differences between a solid, liquid and a gas and take part in practical activities and experiments to learn about their properties.
Our theme for this term is The Romans. We will be looking at the start of the Roman Empire, how it spread and how it was challenged. We will also look at Roman culture, beliefs, architecture and leisure time.
Year Four will be learning drumming with a weekly lesson every Wednesday.
Year 4 will have Spanish lessons every other Monday.
This term we will be learning about Pilgrimages and why people go on them. We will also look at the differences between a sacred place and a special place and how we go on spiritual journeys throughout our lives.
Please support your children to keep their times tables knowledge running smoothly! We rely more and more on quick recall of mental maths facts to underpin our learning. Time spent practising on Times Tables Rock Stars forms part of their weekly homework. There will be a national times tables test for Year 4 on their times tables knowledge.
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This year, our theme is communication.
Year Four’s first service will be on:
Friday 6th October