1:1 Teaching Assistant
Welcome back to Mousehole class!
Our topic for the spring term, we will be 'Mighty Mayans'.
We will be cracking on with our new literacy scheme that the children enjoyed so much last term. We will be starting with a narrative poem based on 'The River' by Valerie Bloom.
In our computing lessons, the children will use Discovery coding to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, test existing programs to see how they could be improved.
In RE we will be learning about Christianity. We will start by looking at what it means for Christians to believe that God is holy and loving. Children will identify some different types of biblical texts, using technical terms accurately. They will explain connections between biblical texts and Christian ideas of God.
We will then move on to the Christian idea of salvation for the second half of the term, looking at why and how Christians believe Jesus ‘saved’ people and what Christians mean when they say that Jesus’ death was a sacrifice.
In our PSHE lessons we will be engaging in the Scarf scheme of work based around 'Valuing Differences'.
Year 4 children will be taking their online times table check in June; therefore, the learning of times tables is of even more importance this year. It would be beneficial for children to practise their tables up to 12x12 as much as possible at home.
The children will be learning aspects of gymnastics in their PE lessons for the first half term. PE may be prone to last minute rescheduling due to ongoing restrictions and so I ask that kits are in school and stay in the cloak room for the duration of the half term.
Homework will be based on our topic theme, 'Earth and Space' and is accessed via the Chilli Challenge sheet linked here. Please encourage your children to engage with homework. The children will receive certificates for their work and their creations will be displayed in our homework celebration area. Please encourage your child to as much as possible.
Please practise the year 4 or 5 spellings with your child as often as possible, a list will be sent home shortly. A test will be given each Friday.
The children’s reading records will be checked daily by an adult to make sure that they are reading regularly and that they are accumulating reads for their reading karate bands.