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Egypt and Hollis

Welcome to Egypt and Hollis!

 

Mrs Lawmon - Class Teacher (Hollis)
Mr Thanangadan - Class Teacher (Egypt)

Mr Grain - PPA Cover Teacher (Hollis - Tuesday)

Mrs Dyer - PPA Cover Teacher (Egypt - Thursday)

 

Miss Jackson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jeffrey- Teaching Assistant 


Days to remember...
We do PE on Tuesdays this term and where possible we will be outside for these lessons.

 

It is important that the children's PE Kits are in school and that your child has suitable footwear for these lessons (plimsolls or trainers). For their own safety the children are not able to do PE in their everyday shoes, boots or sandals.

 

Please make sure that ALL jewellery is removed on PE days

Reading

 

Please read your school book at home at least 4 times a week and record it on your Reading Race Track. Don't forget that you get a free book for every 2 racetracks you complete!

 

Our Vipers books this half term are Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure (Hollis) and The Boy Who Grew Dragons (Egypt).

 

Homework

A Year 4 homework menu will be sent home each term. There are loads of different activities for you to try and you have until the end of the half term to complete as many as you can.

Up to 10 stickers will be given for every piece of homework.

 

Spellings will also be sent home each week.

 

Times-table are a priority in Year 4 and the is great rivalry between Hollis and Egypt as we both want to win the  Mr Digges' Times Tables Rockstar's competition.  All children have a log on and password for this fantastic app,  which they can play on a computer, phone or tablet.

 

Dates for your diary!

 

Monday 18th November 2019 - Y4 Cross Country competition

Wednesday 6th-Thursday 7th May 2020 - Illam Residential

Thursday 11th June 2020 - Billionaire Boy trip

 

 

Autumn Term in Year 4

 

English

 

Our focus this year is on children independently checking their grammar, punctuation and spellings as well as trying to produce the best quality and quantity of work that they can.  Our grammar themes of adding detail to writing with noun phrases and adverbials, as well as punctuating speech correctly are key this year. Children will also get the opportunity to independently use the key skills learnt in year 3, especially joined handwriting.

 

This term our writing is based around the story of Peter Pan and we are focusing on writing detailed descriptions of the settings in the story including dialogue between the characters.

 

Last term the children impressed us with their recounts based on the book Stone Age Boy. They used what they found out from the book and in our curriculum lessons to of pretend to be a child who had traveled back in time to the Stone Age just like the boy in the story.

 

 

Maths

 

Now that we are Year 4, it is really important that we all keep working hard to memorise our times tables up to 12 x 12. By the end of the year, we need to know all these tables off by heart! Doing these at home will be a great way to ensure that we can access maths with greater ease at school.

 

This term a key focus is fractions including ordering fractions on a number line, finding equivalent fractions as well as starting to add fractions.

 

Every Friday we get maths active! We build, draw, prove and explain our problem of the week to practice the maths we move onto over the next few weeks. We also get time to use 

Times Table Rock Stars to get some times tables practice and earn coins towards our weekly class total.

 

 

Curriculum

 

This term we are learning about What Makes the Earth Angry and we will be busy finding out about Natural Disasters so that we can write and record a news item on these. To start off this topic we built created a model town which then suffered a volcano eruption, earth quake and a tsunami!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reflection
  • Resilience
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