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Class 4

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Flanagan

2018 -19  Term 6

Welcome back to term 6! We hope you had a wonderful half term break and that you are looking forward to the new challenges and learning our final term will bring.

Here is an overview of what we will be learning about this term:

English:

This half term we will be using the animated story of Spyfox to write our own newspaper articles and eyewitness reports. We will also be applying our knowledge of rainforests and using them as a stimulus for writing descriptive poems. We shall then compare the setting to ocean environments using picture books (Flotsam and Dougal the deepsea diver) which will extend our vocabulary as we try to imagine the words the authors could use!

Maths:

This half term we will be recapping units of measurement and converting between them. We will be measuring the length of objects and finding their perimeter and area. We shall also be exploring 2-d shapes further and using co-ordinates to locate an object's position. In addition to this we shall continue practising our times tables and problem solving skills in mental maths sessions. 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is still Mayans. We will try to answer our Big Question: Who were the Mayans? We will be using artefacts and secondary sources to find out about how the Mayans lived, where they lived and how they were such amazing mathematicians! 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the question "Why do different religions view life as a journey?" We will think about how Christians, Muslims and Jews celebrate different stages in their life and what is important to them. We will also make connections with our own ideas of life as a journey.

In addition, we will continue to have Music on a Thursday with Ms Wilmott and PE on a Monday with Andy Booker.  However, please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times. Swimming will begin on a Wednesday afternoon too.

Homework will be set on a Friday (alternating between English and Maths) to be returned the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be set weekly and tested on a Thursday.

I am sure we are going to have another jam packed term with lots of fun, laughter and learning!

Please do not hesitate to talk with me or make an appointment to see me if you have any concerns or questions at any point.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Flanagan and Mrs Harding.