Class 4

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Mrs Gudde teaches in Kestrel Class on Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Ms Paterson teaches on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Gilbert teaches the class throughout the week. Mrs Grottick and Mr King sometimes teach in Kestrel Class.  

Our topic for this half term is 'Ancient Greece'; please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.

 

Curriculum Information for Parents: 

Topic

Ancient Greece

Our memorable experiences this half term will include: 

Visit the Houses of Parliament in London

Visit the National Gallery of Art in London

Write to someone famous and hope for a reply

Visitor from the local Christian community

English

English will include poetry, non-chronological reports, persuasive texts and narrative, along with spoken language, word reading and comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and composition.

Maths

In Maths we will work on: number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including problem-solving and investigation activities.

Science

Our Science topic is: 

Forces Y5

Computing

Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum, via use of the Internet, communicating and recording, but also sometimes through specific learning activities around programming and control skills. The specific area of learning for this half term will be internet safety and reliability of evidence.

Art / Design Technology

Art: sketchbooks, making and painting a clay tile inspired by Ancient Greek vases; visit the National Gallery of Art in London

DT: understand and use mechanical systems (gears, pulleys)

Music

Playing and performing: recorders, singing

Listening: Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Composition: South American landscape and animals

Personal, Health and Social Education

We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use Circle Time to promote self-expression and confidence. During this half term the aspect we will investigate is 'Going for goals'. 

History / Geography

Know maps- World, Europe 

Settlements, land-use, economic activity including trade links

Ancient Greece

Physical Education

Sessions on Mondays and Fridays. Please come prepared for either indoor or outdoor PE. Planned sessions are games and gymnastics.

Beliefs and Values

 

 

 

 

Foreign Languages

The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching BV in our school. This term we will find out about Christianity. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from BV (RE) lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering.

 

French

Class Reminders

Homework due in every Wednesday- please see more information below.

Spelling and times-tables are tested on Fridays. 

PE kits are needed on Monday and Friday.

BLOG

Take a look at some of the great work we're doing on the Kestrel Class Blog by following the following link, or looking below...  http://bressinghamkestrelclass.blogspot.co.uk/

The old Class 4 Blog can still be found at: http://bressinghamclass4.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Homework 

Homework is an opportunity for parents to share learning with their children, whilst revisiting or extending classroom learning; it helps the children to move on. It also helps the children to be prepared for High School homework.  

  • Reading- daily reading, with a child reading to an adult and/or an adult reading to a child, and discussing the text (at least 50 mins per week)
  • Spellings- weekly tests on a Friday- unknown words based on a spelling rule (or rules) that the children learn and words from the Curriculum 14 common exception words lists
  • Grammar Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) homework- CGP booklet- 2 to 4 pages weekly- hand in on Wednesdays please
  • Maths homework- times tables (tested on Fridays) and CGP booklet- 2 to 4 pages weekly- hand in on Wednesdays please
  • Learning Log activities, with an element of choice and involving cross-curricular learning- one or two per half term- dates on Learning Log sheet

Learning Logs and homework in books or on paper will be marked with comments for the children. Please note that Wednesday is the day on which homework should be handed in, to allow time for this. If homework isn't done, then children will be expected to catch up with this in school, so that they are not falling behind their peers. We are always ready to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.