Welcome to the Owls
Spring 2 Week 6
Dear all, Please see documents for timetables, weekly spelling lists and knowledge organisers for this terms' topics.
Please see below a link to Alastair Humphries answering Owls' questions about 'The Boy Who biked the World.'
Also, please log in to Seesaw to see all the fun we had on World Book Day. I hope that you will agree that their reading skills are impressive!
Regular homework: Reading everyday for at least 10 minutes, TTR and Spelling shed 5 minutes - 4 times a week.
Homework to be completed by Wednesday after the Easter holidays: Title page for Electricity. Please include at least 5 facts and some pictures.
Spring 2 Curriculum News:
Next term, our whole class text is 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. This links to our history topic which is Sharnbrook during World War 2 where we will be investigating which local war effort had the most significant impact. We will also, be using the amazing book 'When the giant stirred' by Celia Godkin as a stimulus for our writing.
Please note that next term physical Education will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays and children will need to come to school in PE kit on those days. The topics are gymnastics (Thursday session and shorts are required) and yoga.
In mathematics, we will be focusing in on multiplication and division, so please ensure that your child is practising their multiplication tables regularly, this has a significant impact on mathematical fluency and confidence.
In science, we will be learning about electricity and constructing and investigating electrical circuits.
We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting half term of learning.
For the gymnastics lesson (on Wednesdays) it would be helpful if Owls could come to school with their shorts under their tracksuit bottoms. Unfortunately, we have had some issues with a few outdoor shoes getting wet, hopefully we have managed to dry them out but it would help if you could send your child with a plastic bag to put their boots/ shoes in, this gives added protection from the wet. Please could you also, put a spare pair of socks into their school bags just in case their socks get wet.
Congratulations to Finley for being awarded the class trophy and Oscar for being awarded the 'Integrity' value.
Our class reader is 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo.
Miss Gingell for Art, DT, RE and PE –email@example.com
Mrs. Leach for Geography – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Davies for Computing – email@example.com
Mrs. Gregori for French - firstname.lastname@example.org
Epic Reading. Please log on at https://www.getepic.com/sign-in The class sign in code is: qrw6006
Here are just a few ways to help your child:
Share the weekly timetable with your child.
Ensure they bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. Inside their reading records are login details, it is a good idea to take a note or photograph of these just in case the reading record goes missing. The Seesaw login will enable you to see photographs and videos of your child. We will let you know when they are posted. They can also post photos and work onto it from home.
Get to school in plenty of time for an 8:45am start.
Hear your child read every night and read to them.
Encourage your child to complete Spelling Shed and TTR at least 4 times a week. (Spelling tests are on Friday mornings.)
Remind them to complete their homework and bring in their folder in every Wednesday. In addition to daily reading, Spelling Shed and TTR, the children will be set one small task each week.
Send your child to school with outdoor shoes / boots , a water bottle and always send a coat even if it doesn’t look like rain!
Your children need to come to school in PE kit on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Thank you for your support, we are really looking forward to a fun packed year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for encouraging your child to read daily. This is so important for both enjoyment, mental health and academic development. You learn to read and then you read to learn!
If your child can spend regular time on TTR and spelling shed this will also help them. Little and often is the key, but please don't worry if this isn't always possible, there has to be a balance. Down time, spending time with family and friends, being outside and doing physical activity are also very important.
A small task will be set on a Wednesday and this needs to be completed and returned every Wednesday.
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings are set on Friday.
Outdoor shoes / boots - if you have not already done so, please send in a pair of outdoor footwear in a named bag.
Arrival Time: Just a polite reminder that year 4 arrival time is 8:45am.