Welcome to the Himalayas class (year 4 and year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Miss Lawes is our super teaching assistant.
Our topic this half term is ‘Where would you like to go on holiday?’ This will include looking at holiday destinations, tourist attractions and landmarks, journey planning and how transport has changed over the past 100 years.
Our topic fact sheet can be viewed here:
At the end of last half term, we wrote some fantastic Christmas narratives about the Grinch! We have now started to look at myths and legends, ready to write our own stories soon. Each week, we will continue to practise the list of common exception words.
Here are some games that will help practise the current spellings:
For the first couple of weeks in maths, we are looking at finding the area and perimeter of shapes. For the rest of the half term, we will then be focusing on fractions. We will continue to practise times tables (ready for the year 4 test). By the end of year 4, pupils should know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12.
All of class 4 have been given a logon and password for the website www.timestables.co.uk which will allow them to take a speed test and play many games to earn trophies; we can then view this at school.
We are very lucky this year to have specialist teachers with us; coach Dan will continue to work with us on a Tuesday and we also have a specialist French teacher. Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
A piece of homework will be given out each Wednesday – this will alternate between maths and English. Also, new spellings will be given out each Thursday and tested the following Thursday. We greatly encourage regular reading and ask that children read every night and make an entry in their reading record. If this is done independently, it should also be signed by a parent/guardian.
Each half term, we also ask for one piece of topic homework. This can be chosen from the list on the topic fact sheet. The homework that the children produced for our Galapagos and Romans topic was fantastic – we can’t wait to see what else they bring in! Thank you very much for all of your help and support with this!
We had an enjoyable day at the Cross Country at the Bredon School near Tewkesbury. The children did a great job of keeping going on what was a difficult course on a cold day.