Welcome back to school, 4B!
We all hope youve had an amazing summer, and you're looking forward to being back in school for another exciting year of learning as much as we are!
Adults that will work in our class this year:
Mrs Banfield (Class Teacher)
Mrs Elson (Class Teaching Assistant)
Miss Hulse (Class Teaching Assistant)
Mr Slaney (teaches PE twice a week)
Our class mission statement for the year will be:
We start autumn term with our topic 'Let Me Entertain You!' where we will be learning about the histiory of the circus, studying the text 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne which links nicely with our gography topic of deforestation and topography of land.
Our learning behaviour this half term is 'reflectiveness' and this will be a lovely way to get to know each other and how we wrok, as well as questioning and challenging ourselves too.
Our PE days (days you come in PE kit) are Monday and Thursday.
Times tables will be a huge focus for us this year as we need to know them up to and including 12x12. This isn't just for the national assessment at the end of the year but also because maths from this point relies on having a secure times tables knowledge and it comes into a lot of lessons. When you are practising at home, its really important you know your times tables out of order, not just in order and remember you need to be able to give an answer within 6 seconds.
www.timestables.co.uk - a great website to help!
Spellings - To support their English, please find the KS2 statutory spelling word list on the spelling section of our class page, along with our weekly spellings. If you get chance, please could you pick a few words off the KS2 word list to learn alongside the weekly class spellings. This will greatly help in your child's English lessons.
All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.
Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.
Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.