Welcome to the Owls
Don't forget your daily reading and TTR and spelling shed 4 times a week!
Homework Task: For Thursday 7th February - complete section A page 4
Bring to school your favourite picture book to share on Thursday 7th March - World Book Day
What the video of Alastair Humphries answering our questions on the book. Here is the link:
We have bought a subscription to Numberbots, please feel free to explore the fun games. The link is below, use your TTR username and login to log on.
Go to https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/16148 for NumBots
How to find the North Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xVTMlJrH4 We have been learning about how to find the North star as part of a discussion relating to out class reader. Here is a link to help them find it!
Spring 2 Week 2 Commencing on 4th February 2024.
Please see Seesaw for photos of our States of matter morning and some fantastic reading theatre - Volcano poems - Owls were AMAZING!
Make sure you look in folders for next week's timetable.
Week 1 - Congratulations to Olivia H for being awarded the trophy and to Jayden for receiving the 'Integrity' blossom.
Staffing: Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday mornings - Mrs Wildman. Miss Gingell will teach Owls on a Wednesday. Other, subject specialist staff will teach the class as follows on Thursday and Friday afternoon:
Mrs. Leach will teach Geography,
Madame Bentley will teach French
Mrs. Davies – Computing.
Mrs Mrs Adair - PHSE
Mrs. Stock will be Owls’ Teaching assistant.
Spring term's topic is entitled ‘Vicious Volcanoes and other explosions!'
Our writing focus will be fiction adventure. The stimulus for this will be: ‘ When the Giant Stirred' by Ceilia Godkin.
In history, we have a local unit which focuses on the impact of World War 2 on Sharnbrook and Bedfordshire and in geography, our topic will be 'Where does our food come from?' RE will develop the children's understanding of Christianity and in PHSE we will focus on a topic based around the theme of money. In art, the topic is 'painting and mixed media' and in music the children will be learning to sing the 'Toot, Toot song.' Our science topic is ‘States of matter'. Please see below for knowledge organisers.
Mathematics will focus on addition, subtraction, money and decimals and fractions, multiplication and division and measures and data. Please continue to practise your timetables and number bonds to 100 as often as possible; these are absolutely key for future mathematical development.
Physical activity will take place on Mondays with Mrs Wildman - Outdoor PE kit is required - Boxercise and gymnastics (Wednesdays with Miss G. ) Please note PE shorts and t-shirts are required for gymnastics.Please ensure your child comes to school on Mondays and Wednesdays in PE kit.
Our class reader is ‘Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. There are also many other wonderful books by this author that your child might enjoy reading. Reading is essential for so many reasons, enjoyment, wellbeing, vocabulary and knowledge to name but a few. Remember ‘We learn to read and then read to learn!
For Mrs Wildman please use either emails:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Epic Reading. Please log on at https://www.getepic.com/sign-in The class sign in code is: bba2651
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 Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Thursday and this needs to be completed and returned every Thursday.
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings are set on Friday.
Arrival Time: Just a polite reminder that year 4 arrival time is 8:45am.