Hello, and welcome to Class 4.
This term our topic is Who’s Been Invading Britain?
We will draw on our previous year’s topics of the Anglo-Saxons and Romans to look at how both these cultures changed and influenced Britain, in terms of settlements, culture and language. Did you know, for example, that it was the Romans who introduced rabbits to Britain? Or that there was a major Roman road running through Yorkley to Lydney that carried charcoal and iron to be traded throughout the Roman empire. In English we will be scripting and recording short podcasts discusses whether the Romans really were good for Britain.
This term’s knowledge organiser has a link at the bottom of this page.
Class 4 now has PE on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit (white shirt, black shorts) including appropriate footwear and does not wear earrings to school on these days. Year 5 children also have Mini Marines on a Monday afternoon and will need warm and comfortable outdoor-wear for that.
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 read a little to them to model good expression. Children can keep notes in their reading record themselves but please feel free to add a note yourself. Reading Records are checked at least every other day and children can change books daily as often as they read them.
Your child will also be bringing home maths games. We like to swap these every two weeks but do bring them back sooner if you would like to try another game. Children have also been given usernames and passwords to TTRockstars, an online collection of maths games that will also help them to develop their skills. Children will also need to be practising their times tables as often as possible. We will be playing plenty of multiplication shootout in class to practice!
Every Monday children will get at least one piece of homework. This needs to be completed by the following Monday. Spare copies and help is available so children can come and see me if they need to.