Class 4 (Falcons) 2018 - 2019

Miss Byrne

I am very excited to be in class 4 this year. We are going to be learning, inspiring, laughing and having fun whilst getting ourselves ready for our new adventures once the year has passed.

Parents- Any questions or queries, my door is always open for you to pop in. Or, you can email me byrne@kingsleystjohns.co.uk

Let's get ready Falcons!

 

Welcome to Class 4. We love extra responsibilities and helping the younger children settle into the KSJ family. In this class you will find your school council chairperson and sports council chairperson, as well as the house captains. Most importantly we are hardworking and determined to be the best that we can possibly be.

Our 3 key rules:

Ready, Respectful and Resilient

 

Our Christian Values this term:

 

Friendship

Thankfulness

Koinonia

 

We will be focusing on all three of the Christian Values however I really want to concentrate on friendship.

“Good friendships are motivating, uplifting, and inspiring.”

Colossians 3:13

 

Loyal friends love at all times. Love is a language of the soul, it excites, it encourages and makes friendships meaningful and fun.”

“Loving friendships are rare gems, priceless treasures, and the desire of many, but friendships without love are like ships without sails and tunnels without light.”

Proverbs 17:17

 

The stories in the bible remind us that no matter what is put in front of people, there are ways around certain situations. Which can happen in friendships, it’s important that as friends there are solutions to help overcome situations and bring the best out of each other.

“Sometimes, it's a case of friends having to go through uncertain times together to better understand each other.”

“Relationships with obstacles at the beginning usually turn out to be lifelong friendships. So be patient, long-suffering, and find solutions to get the best out of your friends”

Galatians 6:2

 

Autumn Term 

English

In Literacy we are going to be looking at the different text types. We will be focusing firstly on arguments and discussion, we will be learning about both sides of a topic and having a go at writing both sides. We will then look at the use of persuasion within adverts and leaflets, we will look at the techniques that are used to hook the reader in. In the second half of the term, we will be moving on to poetry and looking at characterisation, setting and paragraphing within fiction writing.

Spelling

We will be using the Babcock Spelling Scheme, this will run alongside our Literacy and SPAG lessons. The knowledge gained will be taken in to the all writing aspects.

Guided Reading

We will be focusing on the story Holes written by Louis Sacher. We will be reading as a class and having focused activates based on comprehension and inference. We will also be using the book to help us write different text types.

http://www.stlukesprimary.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/HOLES.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

During the first half of the term, we will be further developing our knowledge on place value and prime numbers before we finish on statistics. During the second half of the term we will be concentrating on the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

During the week we will also have a mental maths test to help us embed our learning.

Science

Within the first half of the term we will be focusing on living things and their habitats before moving on to properties and changes of materials.

RE

In RE we will follow the Diocese planning which is based on 11 Christian theological concepts. This term we are going to be focusing on Good News, Christian Community and Incarnation.

PE

During this term of PE, we will be focusing on different skills and teamwork. We will be working towards the skills to play tag rugby, hockey (first half term) and then moving on to football and dodgeball (second half term).

Computing

For the first half term our Computing lessons will link to our Literacy as we will create a web page for the item we are advertising. We will be using the techniques for the adverts as well as continuing our computer skills. We will move on to scratch during the second half of term.

Topic

We are going to be focusing on the struggles that The Vikings and Anglo- Saxons had for the Kingdom of England. We will be looking in to the raids and invasions, Alfred the Great and Anglo- Saxon laws and justice. Our art/DT work will be linking to this as we look at art work.

PSHCE

For this term we will be basing our PSHCE on ‘We can work it out’ and ‘Face up to it’ which are important skills to have.

Homework

Homework will be set on a Friday and is expected to be returned on the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of spellings, English tasks and Maths tasks. Reading should happen daily to improve deduction and inference skills.

I will be setting homework one week on paper and then the next online. I feel that the children will benefit from working on both paper and a computer. They will still have the chance to practice their handwriting and presentation skills, as well as developing and continuing knowledge and skills for a computer. If there are any problems with this, please come and see me.

Mathletics website

Spellodrome website

Grammar bug website

General information

Pe will be every Wednesday, however please ensure your child always has a named PE kit and bag in school everyday. 

As part of our uniform policy, children with shoulder length should have it tied back and off their face.

All children need a named water bottle in school daily, we do not have the facilities to provide cups for those children that do not.

All uniform needs to be labelled to ensure you get it back at the end of the day!

 

Here’s to a great term 😊

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