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week commencing 11 September 2017

Class 4 Giraffes
For week beginning: 11th September 2017

We have been concentrating on the British Values of Respect, Responsibility, Law, Liberty, Democracy and Tolerance. 


Please feel free to pop in any time after school if you want a chat or I can plan a specific appointment time if necessary.  We have parent information sessions, hopefully all the information will be on the website. I look forward to seeing you!


1. Parent information sessions - Tuesday and Thursday this week from 1530-1600.  Please do come along if you can to find out is happening this year.

2. Harvest Festival - this will be Year 6's first church service that they will be leading. It will take place Wednesday 20th September in St Mary's.

3.  Class photos - please note that individual photos will be taken by Mrs Tuson on Friday morning.  This will include photos taken with sibling.  Smart as possible please :)

4. School trip - adult group leaders needed - Wednesday October 4th, within school hours



We will be focussing on written arithmetic methods working with larger numbers up to one hundred thousand.  We will also be comparing and ordering numbers up to 100 000.  Learning all the times tables and division tables is absolutely crucial now, please help your child.


We will start our spelling programme, continue to look at grammatical structures to use in descriptive writing including a revision of prepositions, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, personal pronouns and the opportunity to put all that into a long piece of writing.  We are looking at The Lost Happy Endings, a wonderfully descriptive book.  Individual spellings should be in your child's book.  I assessed their spellings to find a suitable set of words for them to learn, using a new spelling programme used in Year 4 successfully in previous years.  We will be continuing handwriting practice as it is very important their wonderful joined up handwriting continues to improve as their style develops.  Daily reading is expected, please write to confirm you have heard your child read in their planner (I am happy if they write in it).


We will introduce our new topic 'The Romans- children will create their own introduction page having researched basic information about the Romans.


We will also start our new Science module.  This term we will be studying physics, specifically Electricity.  We will be reviewing key information that we will need to complete the module as well as establishing what everybody already knows about electricity.


We have already started trying to answer the question "What do Christians learn from the Creation story?".


We will be doing some Cross Country running.  Please make sure you have full PE kit - no PE kit, no PE.  No trainers, no Mile Run.



This will be led by Mres Mileham on a Tuesday while I have specific planned time for planning, preparation and assessment.


This week we will be learning at words and phrases about 'a l'ecole', at school. 


1.  Reading - every day.  Don't forget to ensure the planner is written in - otherwise I will presume you are not hearing your child read.

2.  MA - one page.

3.  Learning Journal - see the information in the actual book.  It outlines the variety of homework pieces your child can choose from to do once a week.

4.  Spellings - see their planners.


Mosaics this week as part of our Romans introduction.