Class Teacher: Mrs Harris
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Coles, Ms LeHane and Mrs Marney
Hello everyone, welcome to Fox Class.
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! This term our overarching project will be, 'Invasion', where we will begin our learning looking at Roman withdrawal from Britain and the effects that had on society. Children will then learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.
This term, our main class text will be, 'The Saga of Erik the Viking', which we will use as our main stimulus for some great writing opportunities. We will also study other texts including 'How to train your dragon', 'The boy who grew dragons','The Jabberwocky' and 'Tell me a Dragon'. These will provide us with opportunities for whole class reading and comprehension skills as well as performance and poetry.
Our reading for pleasure texts will be focused on Roald Dahl this term where the children will enjoy listening to 'The Fantastic Mr Fox' and 'The Enormous Crocodile'.
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 place value. Children will learn to represent and partition numbers to 10,000, round numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000 and use number lines to find and estimate answers. They will also learn to add and subtract 4-digit numbers, with and without exchanges.
Please could you practise telling the time with your child ay 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 Creation/Fall where we will be make clear links between Genesis 1 and what Christians believe about God and Creation.
Our 'big' question this term is:
'What do Christian's learn from the Creation Story'
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 earings are removed. This term we will be focusing on football and netball.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more please get in touch. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
Term 1 overview
Term 1 - Invasion Knowledge Organiser
Term 1 Food and The Digestive System 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.