Summer Term 1
Hello and welcome back to Owls class.
First of all, thank you for all the hard work that was carried out during our time away from school. Learning at home isn't easy. Since returning from online learning during Term 4, Owls have impressed me with how they have settled back into school life.
Our topic this term is all about the Suffragettes. We will be looking at what life was like for women in Victorian times and why change was demanded by women. We will also look at key individuals in the Suffragette movement and they helped further the cause.
Our first writing topic will be looking at a story about a Suffragette and then creating our own story with the theme of "Overcoming the Monster". The focus within the story will be to use paragraphs properly, with adjectives and similes used to describe characters and inverted commas to show speech. Our second writing theme will be a piece of persuasive writing.
In maths we will be recapping some of the learning that was done during our online learning to make sure we are secure in multiplying numbers and dividing. This will help us later on when we do fractions.
We will also be practicing our times tables in readiness for the Multiplication Times Check in June. We have gone through all the times tables and are now revisiting them
In reading, we will be reading probably my favourite book ever "The Boy at the Back of the Class" by Onjali Q. Rauf. This is the story about how one ordinary nine-year-old child and three classmates are full of empathy for Ahmet, a boy that comes to their school as a refugee from Syria (he is the boy at the back of the class).Through their sensitivity, curiosity, ingenuity, bravery and innocent niceness, they make a massive impact on Ahmet’s life, friends, class, school, community and wider world. There’s a lovely lack of stereotyping on gender and backstory for the narrator, which adds to the message of not judging people before you know them.
RE: Islam- Ramadan and Eid
PSHE: Being Me
PE: Athletics and Rounders
Art: Hokusai paintings
Computing: Online Safety
French: Food Glorious Food
Hello and welcome back!
Owls have impressed us with how they have settled and begun their time in Year 4. Keep it up Owls!
For our topic this term we are looking at Sir Francis Drake. We will be looking at some of his accomplishments and whether they make him a good guy, a bad guy or something else altogether? Yes he was successful, but at what cost?
Writing: To begin with we will be writing stories with a warning with the main character ignoring the warning. What happens next? Will they learn their lesson the easy way or the hard way? After that we will be moving onto poetry and creating our own Christmas/ Festive poems.
: We are continuing to look at addition and subtraction, with us moving onto length and perimeter afterwards. We will also, time permitting, start looking at multiplication and division.
: For Whole Class Reading we are currently reading Roald Dahl's classic James and the Giant Peach. We are continuing our class book of "I know what you did last Wednesday!"
: States of Matter
: Tag Rugby
: All About Me
PSHE: Think Positive
Welcome to Owls' class page.
Owls class have a made a busy start to our topic: Medieval England.
In our writing we have been looking at writing a narrative with a focus on description. The children will be focusing on using adjectives and similes to add detail to their stories. Following this we will be writing a biography about a "Great" person from Medieval. We will be writing a biography about King Alfred the Great and seeing if he's as "great" as he is said to be. We will be looking at the features of a biography, what makes a WAGOLL and whether the target audience, children, enjoy reading them and learn something from them.
We have begun our reading lessons by exploring Charlotte's Web - which the children have really enjoyed so far. Throughout all of our reading lessons, we will be focusing on using our VIPERs reading skills. These skills are vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieve and summarise.
In maths we will be spending quite a bit of time on place value, and then moving onto addition and subtraction. All the while, we'll be recapping times tables we have learnt in previous years.
French: Getting to know you
PSHE: Staying safe
Art: Mural and Family Crest design
The children have made a good start and settled nicely and we are all looking forward to the year ahead.