Miss Clark - Teacher and Acting Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Bodill - Teaching Assistant and PPA/LT cover
Summer - We will be reading the book ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. We will be studying the features of various genres and writing our own versions based on the text, including recounts, stories and non-chronological reports.
Spring - We will begin the term by looking at the narrative poem, 'The Highway Man' by Alfred Noyes. After that, we will be reading the book 'Wonder' by R J Palacio. We will be studying various genres and writing our own versions of these based on the text. We will begin with looking at persuasive letters before moving onto letters of complaints.
Autumn - In English, we will be reading the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We will be studying the features of various genres and writing our own versions based on the text, including: setting and character descriptions, story narratives and non-chronological reports.
Summer - Our topic this term is Our Local Area. We will be locating areas on aerial maps, describing their features and using maps to capture data from different points of view. We will also be using fieldwork to explore the immediate local area, including processes of settlement and change.
Spring - Our topic last term was Vicious Vikings. We will be learning about the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo Saxons and their impact on Britain as we know it.
Autumn - Our topic in Autumn 1 is the Revolting Romans. We will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will also be studying Roman mosaics in art and experimenting with printing techniques. In Autumn 2, we will then move onto our geography topic, Our World.
P.E. will take place on Wednesday and Friday and your children are required to come into school wearing their P.E. kit with a school jumper/cardigan on top. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or covered with a plaster.
Children are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week which will be monitored during planner checks. It is still important for children to read to an adult, even if they are fluent readers. This will develop their comprehension skills.
Children will also participate in three specific guided reading sessions a week to develop a broad range of reading skills. These sessions will be based on a range of different genres.
Children will receive a list of spellings on Friday and they will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. These will be based on the spelling patterns and spellings lists from the National Curriculum. Please encourage your child to practise these regularly.
Times tables are a highly important aspect of mathematics, requiring a great deal of support at home as well as at school. At the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x.
Children will be set weekly activities via TT Rockstars (their login details are in their planners) which they are expected to complete. These may either be games in the 'Studio' or 'Battles' between classes/groups.
Please ensure your child brings a water bottle into school every day.
Planners are expected to be brought into school on a Friday so that homework can be checked and new spellings can be handed out and glued in. If your child has not completed their weekly homework, they will complete this during their breaktime.
If you do have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call the school office to arrange a telephone appointment or email the class email address: Class6@stamfordbridgeschool.co.uk