Topic: Travel Agents (Geography and Science led unit)
END TOPIC GOAL: To produce a travel guide.
This week we are having a revision/ recap week, where we will be looking at specific year group goals that we need to practise. Each day there will be a different focus including: missing number sentences, multiplication and division word problems and perimeter. This is to help cement these units further.
By the end of year 4 it is expected that they should know them up to 12. Please encourage your child at home.
We have been reading: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The children have really enjoyed reading this book so far and learning about the main character and his high and mighty attitude.
This week we will be writing a text to persuade people to visit where we live. The children have worked hard on choosing adventurous words and have practised using persuasive language so these should feature in their texts.
We will also begin researching France - Paris to help continue both our geography and literacy unit.
END GOAL: To produce a travel guide on Portbury, France and South America.
Spellings for Monday 19th June
Group 1: - scheme – stomach – technology – technological - headache – anchor – mechanic – chaos – choir
Group 2: - echo – technology – echoes – backache – school – technical – chemical – toothache
Group 3: - head – baby – door – still – boat – birds – clothes – different – because - each
All spellings are given to the children on Mondays and they have a week to learn them. These are stuck in their reading records on their current page. They will then be tested on these words.
The children were sent home guidance on how to help children learn spellings - please ask if you require another copy!
This term the children will be taking part in Swimming on Mondays and Athletics on Tuesday afternoons.
Please make sure children have their full PE kits at the start of every week.
Girls - all in one swimming costumes
Boys - swimming trunks
All - goggles (ideally) - towel
Please make sure all clothes are named to ensure they are returned to their rightful owner.
Each week the children will be expected to learn their spellings which can be found in their reading records and above. They will also have literacy homework which is usually related to their spellings. The children are given one piece of maths homework a week and this tends to be linked to the topic we have been looking at in class. As well as all of this the children should be continuing to learn the times tables up to 12 as this really does open so many doors for them as well as reading at least five times a week. Homework is given out on Fridays and is due back the following Friday. The homework I set is intended to recap current work and therefore you should not have to be teaching them the method again. If your child is struggling with either their literacy or maths homework please write a comment in their books or let me know. Please do see me if there are any problems.
If your child does any extra homework, whether it's maths or literacy or topic based, then please feel free to let them bring it in and show it off to the class.
Music & French: Conygar will be composing their own music this term and learning French with Mrs Sinclair during my Thursday planning afternoon.
Parent volunteers needed! If you are able to offer an hour or more of your time each week then please do let me know. The class would really appreciate having some adults to hear them read each week. They will need help with decoding and blending words as well as asking comprehension questions.
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ - Games great for maths, literacy and many other subjects!
www.sumdog.com - Recommended maths site for children to play games - all children have a code for this site.
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ - Great for every topic but particularly maths.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc - Lots of resources on this website, including learning zone clips.
http://www.itv.com/citv - A website with lots of information around topics.
http://www.ictgames.co.uk - Online games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ - Lots of resources, particularly good for maths.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/science_8_9.shtml - A science based link.
Show and tell: The children are allowed to do one show and tell per week. This is so the children really think about what is important to them and what they really want to show or talk about. Obviously if children want to talk to just me (not in front of the class) then I will still welcome their conversation. Or they can always write in the Talk Box.
All the best.
Miss Anna Sinclair