Hello, welcome to Class 4.
We have had a great start to Spring Term; we have been looking at fairy tales and the power of 3 (important events or themes in fairy tales often happen in 3s, for example, Jack goes up the beanstalk three times) and the children have began to understand them in greater depth as we look at who fairy tales were written for and the lessons they tried to teach. We are also very interested in forces and how gravity works; in the next couple of weeks, we will look at how our knowledge of forces will help us to move very heavy loads. For more information about what we will be covering this term, please look below for the topic web.
Class 4 has PE on Thursdays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit (white shirt, black shorts) including appropriate footwear and do not wear earrings to school on these days.
Daily reading with your child is essential for their progress. Children are encouraged to read aloud to an adult as often as possible, please listen to them read, ask questions and put a small note in their reading record. Reading Records are checked at least every other daily and children can change books daily as often as they read them.
For guided reading we will be reading two books, Beowulf by Rosemary Sutcliff and Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Both of these books can be purchased very reasonably second hand. Children will need these books every day so will need to keep them in school.
Every Friday children will get at least one piece of homework. This needs to be completed by the following Friday. Children will also need to be practicing their times tables as often as possible.
Website links to help at home:
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries.html (Geography / English)