Class Teacher: Mrs Harris
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Coles and Mrs Norris
Hello everyone, welcome to Fox Class.
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to an exciting term ahead! For terms 3 and 4 our overarching project will be, 'Misty Mountain, Winding River', where we will learn about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.
This term, our main class text will be, 'King of the Cloud Forest' by Michael Morpurgo, which we will use as our main stimulus for some great writing opportunities. We will also study poetry and other fiction and non- fiction texts for our whole class reading sessions These will provide us with opportunities to improve our comprehension and performance skills.
Our reading for pleasure texts will be focused on David Walliams for term 3, where the children will vote for the texts they would like to listen to.
The spelling rule will be taught on a Monday and spellings will be handed out on Monday, ready for the children to be tested the following Friday morning. This gives the children the opportunity of a re-test on Monday if they score lower than 7/10. Please try to complete these at home each night - spelling is such an important component of communication, reading and writing.
This term, our focus will be on multiplication and division where children will learn to multiply and divide by 10 and 100 - understanding that the whole amount increases to become ten and one hundred times greater. Children will learn the formal method of multiplying by 2 and 3-digit numbers and will learn to divide by sharing and partitioning.
Please could you practise telling the time with your child at home using both an analogue and digital clock. This is a skill which many children find tricky and will benefit them hugely later in the school year.
We will be continuing to practise time tables daily as the children will be tested in the summer term. Please ensure you are learning these at home!
Hit the button and times table rock stars are both fantastic, fun resources.
This term, our Understanding Christianity unit of work will be the Gospel where we will be make clear links between Bible texts and the world Jesus wanted us to live in.
Our 'big' question this term is:
'What kind of world did Jesus want?'
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day. Although PE will be taught on a Thursday and a Tuesday on alternate weeks, this can change and sometimes we enjoy an extra session whilst the sun is shining!
Please can children ensure that their hair is tied back and earrings are removed. This term we will be focusing on dance and multi-skills.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more please get in touch. I am always available via class dojo and most afternoons after school.
Mrs Harris, Mrs Coles and Mrs Norris.
Term 1 overview
Terms 1 and 2 - Invasion Knowledge Organiser
Term 1 Food and The Digestive System Knowledge Organiser
Term 2 Sound Knowledge Organiser
Terms 3 and 4 Termly Overview
Terms 3 and 4 Misty Mountain, Winding River Knowledge Organser
Terms 3 and 4 States of Matter Knowledge Organiser
The children are expected to read a minimum of four times a week. Each week, children can earn a certificate in class if they are 5 star readers - this means reading 5 times per week at home - with their reading record signed to show what and when they have read. Each week a prize will be rewarded on a 'lucky dip' basis for all those children that are 5 star readers!
Reading is a vital life skill and something that you cannot live without. A love for reading is something I aim to instil in Fox Class.
Spellings will be sent out on a weekly and termly basis. The children will sit a spelling test each Friday and are expected to stay in the practise any words they haven't learnt the previous week. The spellings for this term can be found on class dojo.
Children are expected to know all of their times tables by the end of year 4. The children will be asked to sit a weekly 'Sound Check' on TT Rockstar. This only takes a maximum of 5 minutes and can be done within break/lunch time if the children do not have access to a computer.