Class 4 – Bourgogne
Below is an overview of our Term 4 learning. If there is anything you would like to discuss or if you have any questions then please feel free to speak to me.
In Class 4 we will start by reading a book called ‘War game’ by Michael Foreman. This is a story based on the Christmas truce during World War 1. We will be writing a narrative piece based around this novel.
Later in the term, we will be writing a biography based on Charles Dickens to link in with our Victorians topic. We will read a range of biographies to explore the features and will be researching Charles Dickens in order for us to be able to write our own biography about him.
Alongside this, we will be improving our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, punctuation and grammar.
This term we will start by continuing to explore fractions. We will then move on to explore decimals.
Alongside this, we will continue to regularly practice our timetables in preparation for the multiplication check at the end of year 4.
This term is ‘science week’, therefore science this term will include carrying out a variety of science experiments that will require the children to use and build on their scientific skills. We will then write up our experiments and draw conclusions from our results.
We will also be taking part in a forensic workshop as part of our science week.
Our theme this term is ‘Victorians’. We will be looking at the social history of people during the Victorian period. We will learn about the life of wealthy and poor people and about crime and punishment during the Victorian period. We will also be looking at how we know about the Victorians and the people who lived then.
This term the children will be learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the Easter story and considering why Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’.
PE, this term will be dodgeball. PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Occasionally, PE may have to be on a different day, so I should therefore be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.
Every Monday we will be going down to our woodland area. Please can children bring in some wellies or old shoes (that it doesn’t matter if they get muddy) and a water proof coat. If they have water proof trousers they can bring those in as well.
Homework will be set every Friday. I would appreciate it if the homework could be completed and returned to school on Monday. It will consist of Mathematics and English. The Mathematics and English will be targeted at giving pupils a chance to practice what they have learnt in class or introducing them to a forthcoming topic.
At the end of last term, children were sent home with their logins for purple mash. This provides an opportunity for children to compete extra homework.
Children are also to practice their times tables as much as possible in preparation for the multiplication check at the end of the year. Purple mash provides a tool in which children can practice their times tables, and this should be completed as much as possible, as it mirrors the test that the children will take at the end of the year, therefore it will help prepare them.