Welcome to the Sharks Class (Year 4 and year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Mrs Clements is our super teaching assistant.
Our topic this half term is ‘Chariot Champions’. This will include looking at Roman diets, aqueducts, baths, Julius Caesar and Hadrian's Wall. We will also be using our knowledge of autonomous vehicles to build our own chariots.
Our topic homework choices are on the fact sheet, which can be viewed here:
During our Romans topic, in English we will be writing our own diary entries and instructions. We will also be looking at words with prefixes and suffixes.
Each week, we will bring home spellings to practise once we have learnt a new spelling rule in school.
Here are some games that may help: https://www.spellingtraining.com/
In maths, we will be starting the year by learning about place value with increasingly large numbers. We will also be practising our times tables regularly, ready for the statutory Year 4 times tables test. Please practise them at home also.
Year 4 pupils should know all of their times tables (up to 12 x 12). There are lots of games and challenges that can be found on www.timestables.co.uk to help get quicker at answering questions. All of class 4 have a login for this website which will record your progress.
Science and DT
Forces will be our first topic in science this year, linked to the chariots we will be making. We have lots of experiments to do and designs to plan before we create them.
We are very lucky this year to have specialist teachers with us; we will have two PE lessons each week, starting with netball. Please ensure your child has their labelled PE kit with them in school on Thursdays and Fridays.
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.
There will also be topic homework (roughly once every 10 weeks) which can be found on the topic fact sheet. The standard of homework that we had in last year was FANTASTIC so we can’t wait to see what you create! Thank you very much for all of your help and support with this!