Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you all had a fantastic half term break and all the children are feeling refreshed and ready for a hardworking and fun half term.
Cross Curricular Topic
This half term we will continue to study the Ancient Egyptians. We had a fantastic day last half term at Mansfield Museum. Please look at the photos on the web-site. Also I would like to congratulate the children in Elm class on their fantastic Ancient Egyptian homework about the River Nile, which was of a very high standard.
Early Morning Groups
Firstly, I would like to congratulate the children who have worked extremely hard during early morning groups. Small amounts of progress on a weekly basis makes up a big difference over the year. Early morning groups will continue up to Easter then will be reviewed.
Many of the children have shown a great effort at learning their multiplication and division facts and the majority of children are very fluent and sharp with their tables. It is expected by the end of year 4, for children to know these facts fluently so please keep up the hard work, practising with your child at home. We will be focusing on length, perimeter, shape, symmetry, angles and positioning, with a big focus on reasoning and solving word problems.
Homework and Reading
Homework is a very important way of supporting your child’s learning in school and I have been particularly impressed with the punctuality and quality of the homework this term.
This term, we will continue to focus on reading. A number of children last half term successfully achieved 10 book worm tokens and had the opportunity to choose their own book. There are further children who are very close to 10 bookworm tokens.
Spellings sentences will be given out on Fridays and need to be handed in on Wednesday. The test will be the following Friday. Also the children need to continue to learn the year 3 and 4 spellings. Recent spelling results showed good improvements from all children. Maths homework will be given out on Friday and needs to be handed in on Wednesday. The children have been making good progress with their multiplication tables and they need to continue learning those for Friday tests.
Our R.E. this half term will be looking at Hinduism and later in the term we will have a whole day with a an outside provider, where we will explore Hinduism even further. We will be studying Hinduism, which will involve looking at its origins, places of worship, gods and spirituality. We will link this closely to our English work, where we will study festivals and stories. Also, we will create our own Rangoli patterns, which link very closely to symmetry work in maths and it will also give the children the opportunity to show off their artistic flare.
Kind regard Mr Wise