Welcome to the Owls
Autumn Term 2 Week 5
Please see folders for next week's timetable and spellings. If your child is practising writing their spelling, please remind them to join their writing because this aids muscle memory.
Please note that this will be the last week of new spellings before Christmas. I have set Spelling shed to have year 3 and 4 spelling words over the holidays.
Thank you for your continued support with spellings this term. We have seen a good improvement in spelling accuracy over the term so please keep encouraging your child to complete Spelling Shed.
Next week's key dates:
Wednesday - please send in your child's traveller costume. We have collected up some items that we can add if there are any difficulties.
Thursday - Viking evening - please send your child to school in PE kit , with a warm coat and outdoor footwear . Pick up is 4:45pm, we will bring the children up to the playground.
Congratulations to Annabelle S for being awarded the class trophy and Alfie for being awarded the 'kindness' value.
Our class reader is ‘How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell.
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
Arthur and the Golden rope - https://youtu.be/_SAwUA6WYQE
You wouldn't want to be guy Fawkes:
Cressida Cowell Reading How to train your dragon chapter 1 - https://youtu.be/uWhNzQUfmSE
Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnlS9afW2Ac
Autumn Term 2 information:
This term we will be focusing on two texts in English. The first, is 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd Stanton and the second, which will also be our class reader, is' How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We have lots of dragon themed books for Owls to read, so please encourage your child to read as much as possible.
In mathematics, we will be continuing work on column addition and subtraction, time and multiplication and division. We will be focusing on a multiplication table each week. Next week will be the 6x tables, please see the timetable each week to see our focus. It is vital that your children know their multiplication table to 12 x 12. Please spend time practising these regularly. There are lots of ways to do this, for example: Times Table rock stars, Hit the Button, BBC Super Movers ( links to the different multiplication tables are on the Owls' page on the school website), quick fire quizzes and or flash cards. It is best to focus on one multiplication table at a time, in addition to, frequent practice of tables that your child is more confident with.
This term's science topic is sound. In Physical Education, the children will be developing orienteering skills within the school grounds. This links to their geography topic on map reading and a local enquiry about traffic in Sharnbrook. They will also, be completing a unit on basketball type skills. In Religious Education, the children will be learning about Christianity and the festival of Christmas. The PHSE topics are: Growth Mindset and online safety. In History, we will be continuing with our topic on the Vikings. We have arranged an online session from the Greenwich Maritime Museum which looks at how, why and where the Vikings travelled, and artefacts and archaeological findings from the Viking Period. ICT topics include: Creative media - oral editing, and online safety and in music the children will be investigating sound symmetry and learning Christmas songs. In DT, the children will be researching, planning, making and evaluating mechanisms and structures in order to make a pullback car.
Autumn Term 1 Information:
Here are just a few ways to help your child settle into Owls:
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. it is important that children arrive at their allocated time to avoid cross over of bubbles and also to ensure that your child does not miss out on key work. Some children have been arriving as late as 9am. This means they have missed vital TTR practice and morning work - this consists of practice maths questions, which reinforce taught concepts.