Class Teacher: Mrs Harris
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Coles and Miss Pattemore
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! For terms 1 and 2, our overarching project will be,'Invasion'. This exciting and exhilarating project will teach children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal, where we will 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' by Terry Jones, which we will use as one of our 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 have a Roald Dahl theme for Term 1, with 'Fantastic Mr Fox' being our first text.
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 Monday 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, where children will learn to represent and partition numbers to 1000. We will be rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 100 and adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers, with and without exchanges.
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.
Children will practise their times tables daily as they will be tested on this later in the year. 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 learning about Creation/Fall where we will identify clear links between Genesis 1 and what Christians believe about God and Creation.
Our big question this term is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story’.
This term PE will be taught on a Thursday afternoon. Please can children ensure that their hair is tied back and earrings are removed. For term 1, we will be focusing on basketball and hockey.
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 Miss Pattemore.
Term 1 Overview
Terms 1 and 2 - Invasion Knowledge Organiser
Term 1 Food and The Digestive System Knowledge Organiser
The children are expected to read a minimum of five times per week - with their reading record signed to show what 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 Monday 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.