In Blue Class, we are currently taught by Miss Taylor who is soooo excited with her new class of 30 amazing children. We are going to have such fun over the year! I can't wait to get started!
Our Learning Journey theme for this term is Teeth to Toilet! This is going to allow us to find out more about our bodies, such as our digestive system and teeth. We will also explore the Mayan civilisation as well as learning where chocolate comes from! We have our trip coming up to Cadbury's World, on September 26th, which is sure to be a highlight. Attached to this page, there is an overview of the term's teaching which I hope you find useful.
There are lots of exciting opportunities for great writing this term. We are starting the term by reading 'Flat Stanley and his Amazing Mexican Adventure'. We will be exploring different toolkits that we need in order to write across different genres. We are hoping to write some poetry, some information texts and some stories before Christmas.
The children will continue to participate in whole class reading each day, as well as having opportunities for individual reading time.
As a class, we will continue to consolidate our GPS skills (Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling) and use them across the curriculum with confidence.
During the Autumn Term, we will be learning lots of new skills. Our main focus will be centred around number and place value. We will also be learning how to add and subtract with ease. We will participate in lots of mathematical talk with our 'buddies' and use equipment and drawings to deepen our understanding. We will then move forward together, to apply our skills to take part in reasoning and problem solving activities.
At the end of the year, there will be a compulsory Multiplication Tables Check. It is expected that the children know all of their tables by the end of Year 4. We will be using TTRockstars a lot in class to become more fluent but your support at home is crucial. The children love TTRockstars - I will set the tables accordingly so all of them can access and achieve. Squeebles is also another great app to support times tables learning.
Please ensure your child's kit is fully labelled and in school every day as we like to make use of our fantastic all weather pitch (MUGA) whenever we can. As a general rule, PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon.
We are learning all about "Animals including humans'' and "States of Matter" during this term. We will be finding out about our digestive system and making some yukky potions! We will also learn about keeping our teeth healthy.
We will be finding out about the Mayans and Aztecs....and chocolate!!!! We will be talking about chronological order and placing events on timelines. After our trip to Cadbury, we will also learn about the history of Cadbury itself!
We researching and comparing Mexico to our country. We will learn about Europe and use terms such as physical and human features.
We will be finding out about what life is like as a Christian living in Britain today. We will also look at the meaning behind Christmas.
We will continue to focus on a Value each month and will also address British Values within our learning. Alongside this, the children will be addressing their health and wellbeing. We will learn about keeping a healthy body as we as a healthy mind.
We are looking forward to creating some beautiful pieces of Mayan inspired art using paints, pencils and other media. We are very excited about showing our journey in our new sketchbooks - just like real artists! We will also attempt to measure and make Chichen Itza in DT.
In Blue Class, children are expected to read 5 times per week - please record this in the reading record books as the children will move up a leaf if they do.
Maths and English work will be given on alternate weeks and spellings will come home every Friday. Please return the homework by the following Wednesday so that it can be marked.
It is also expected that children practise their times tables at home - the children love using TT Rockstars.
You will find, at the bottom of this page, some knowledge organisers which the children will be using to support their learning.
We are always open to offers of help in Blue Class so please do get in touch if you have some time that you would like to offer! It doesn't have to be anything regular.
As always, if there is anything that you are unsure of, then please feel free to pop by or send me an email or note.