Hello, welcome to Class 4.
Our year was kick-started in the first week by a visit from the Men In Black and an alien invasion. Class 4 were tasked to protect a strange alien artefact and generated lots of great ideas to keep it safe. Unfortunately we didn’t fool the aliens and they took our board games for good measure! We had to write a series of letters to get them back – luckily it was all smoothed over.
This term our topic is space. We have already started to look at the relationship between the sun, the Earth and the Moon, and where we can find the northern lights. We have watched Tim Peake conduct experiments in space and investigated the Golden Record on the Voyager satellite. In English we have been doing writing inspired by Doctor Who, focusing on setting the scene and writing introductions. We will go on to learn about the 7 other planets (and maybe Pluto!) and continue with our science fiction and non-fiction writing.
Class 4 has PE on Tuesday mornings and swimming on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit (white shirt, black shorts / swimming kit) including appropriate footwear and does 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 day and children can change books daily as often as they read them.
Every Monday children will get at least one piece of homework. This needs to be completed by the following Monday. Children will also need to be practicing their times tables as often as possible. We will be playing plenty of multiplication shootout in class to practice!