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week commencing 18 September 2017

Class 4 Giraffes
For week beginning: 17th 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.  Thank you to those who popped in to the Parent Information sessions.

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1. Homework - Learning journal activity, hand in on Tuesday.  MA book, hand in on Thursday.  Spellings (week 2 to be learnt this week) to be tested on Friday.  Please write in the planner when you hear your child read EVERY DAY.

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 Marys.  Feel free to join us!

3. School trip - adult group leaders needed - Wednesday October 4th, within school hours.  I went to Lullingstone yesterday and had a brilliant time, it will be a grand day out.  I have had three offers of help - PLEASE come and see me if you can help.

 

Maths

This week we will be learning more about rounding numbers up to 10 and then up to 100.  Learning all the times tables and division tables is absolutely crucial now, please help your child.

English

We will start our topic work looking at Italy today and learning about Romulus and Remus, finding out about their story and comparing stories and viewpoints, concentrating on questioning and punctuation this week.  We have started the Year 4 spelling programme which is going well and concentrate on spellings in every piece of writing. We will be continuing handwriting practice as it is very important their wonderful joined up handwriting continues to improve as their style develops. Hopefully those children who always write neatly with joined up handwriting will be eligible for a pen licence.  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).

Humanities

Romulus and Remus and the art of mosaics.

Science

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.

RE

We have already started trying to answer the question "What do Christians learn from the Creation story?". This week, we will try to understand the impact the text of the Bible has on Christians.

PE

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.

 

Music

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

French

This week we will be learning about 'presenting myself'.

Homework

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.

Art

Mosaics this week as part of our Romans topic.

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