Welcome to Year 4 - Beech Class!
Term 6 - Gods and Mortals
From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light. Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.
This term pupils will be learning about life in Ancient Greece and will be reading the Adventures of Odysseus.
PE days - Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure pupils wear their kit to school on those days. P.E. will start the first full week back.
In Year 4 pupils are expected to read their accelerated reader book for 30 mins a night. I understand that pupils are involved in clubs and life can get very busy so there may be times when this is not possible. However, reading is very important so please aim to encourage your child to read as much as possible.
MyMaths will be set every Thursday and this will coincide with what pupils are learning in class.
Homework projects are to be completed for each new topic. A variety of different approaches should be covered throughout the year. For example, if your child has made something creative for their first project then the next one should have either an English or I.C.T. focus. This means that pupils can practice different skills throughout the year. Written feedback on the homework projects will be given on a form which will be passed from teacher to parents/carers each half term.
Pupils have their times tables rock star login details so they should be playing these times table games regularly. This will help them prepare for the times table assessment in the summer term.
Be Kind and gentle
Be the best you can
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!
http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.