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 writing stories with morals, instruction texts and we will be starting to look at the Year 4 and 5 SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) objectives.
Stories with morals
We will use Talk4Writing as an engaging and visual strategy to learn a story closely linked to ‘The boy who cried wolf’. The children will follow an imitate, innovate and invent guideline so that their final piece of writing has been planned and based on the texts we have been reading.
This will be closely linked to our Egyptian Topic. The children will be writing instruction texts explaining how to ‘mummify’ the dead- GROSS!
In Maths this half term we will be focusing on place value and times tables. We will focus particularly on:
- Values in numbers (up to one hundred thousand)
- Rounding numbers
- Ordering and comparing numbers with up to 6 digits
- Negative numbers
- Roman numerals
- All times tables to 12
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.
We will begin our Science topics by looking at ‘States of Matter’. We will be looking at solids, liquids and gasses and what changes are reversible and irreversible. This is a very practical topic!
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.