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Class 4

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Flanagan

2018 -19  Term 5

Welcome back to term 5! We hope you had a wonderful Easter and that you are looking forward to the new challenges and learning next term will bring.

Here is an overview of what we will be learning about this term:

English:

This half term we will be learning about rainforests, linking in with our Mayans topic. We will be researching these environments and using them as a stimulus for writing setting descriptions and creating informative posters to explain the risks faced by deforestation. We will also be reading The Great Kapok Tree to find out more about the importance of the Amazon rainforest.

Maths:

This half term we will be recapping place value and all four number operations. We will be ordering and rounding three and four-digit numbers. We will also be solving two-step word problems using written methods to add, subtract, divide and multiply. We shall then practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Topic

Our topic for this half term is Mayans. We will try to answer our Big Question: Who were the Mayans? We will be using artefacts and secondary sources to find out about how the Mayans lived, where they lived and how they were such amazing mathematicians! 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the question "What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?" We will think about how Hindus show their faith and what is important to them. We will also make connections with our own ideas of life as a journey.

In addition, we will continue to have Music on a Wednesday with Ms Wilmott and PE on a Monday with Andy Booker.  However, please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times.

Homework will be set on a Friday (alternating between English and Maths) to be returned the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be set weekly and tested on a Thursday.

I am sure we are going to have another jam packed term with lots of fun, laughter and learning!

Please do not hesitate to talk with me or make an appointment to see me if you have any concerns or questions at any point.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Flanagan and Mrs Harding.