Welcome to Buzzard Class!
Welcome to Buzzard Class. We are made up of twenty two Year 4 and 5 children. Mr Chapman teaches the Class every day and Mrs Clements is the lovely helper on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Autumn Term 2018
Below is what we will be learning this half term.
In English this half term, we will be learning a classical poem, writing myths and fables and writing newspaper reports. We will continue to practise a range of spelling, punctuation and grammar features which we can include in our writing.
We will use Talk4Writing as an engaging and visual strategy to learn the famous poem 'Flanders Fields'. This is very relevant to the rememberance services across the country during November and the children will perform the poem to the school.
In Maths this half term we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will focus particularly on:
- The inverse operation
- Estimating answers using rounding
- Factors and multiples of numbers
- Prime numbers
- Square numbers
- Formal, written methods of multiplication and division
- Using our known times table understanding to multiply larger numbers together.
I cannot stress enough the importance of children practising times tables at home. A lot of the curriculum for Year 4 and 5 is dependent on children having a fluent understanding of times tables to 12. If you want any advice or strategies, please come and see me.
Our next Science topic will be called 'May the force be with you'. This will be a topic that looks into all of the different forces that we experience each and every day. We will take close looks at gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. As always, the children will be participating in practical scientific enquiries that lead onto further investigations that they will create using their scientific understanding.
We will be starting a new topic this year. We will be looking at the Egyptians. This is a very exciting topic for the children, as we will be learning all about the way the Egyptians lived, but we will also spend time looking at the River Nile and different features of rivers. Be warned, a class full of scary ‘mummys’ could be awaiting parents!
PE this half term will be on a Monday and Thursday. On Thursday, Year 4 will be swimming so please remember your swimming kits! The Year 5 will be doing PE with Mrs Dudfield.