Beech - 4
Mrs Walshaw and Mrs Dye – year 4
The other adults in this class are: Miss Forbes
*Please note that half the class swims at one time so half will be doing writing while half swim and then they swap.
Our WWF total is now up to £50 – really close to our £75 target! Wonderful news, thank you!
You can find some examples of our learning here.
Important information for the week
Swimming starts again this term. We will be swimming on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full swimming kit with the every week. We also need an additional adult to support with swimming – please let us know asap if you can volunteer for any weeks. Our first session is Tuesday 14th January.
The curriculum for this half term
This half term we are going to be learning about Japan. Together we will go on a wonderful journey to find out where Japan is and what the geography is like now.
Our journey will begin on the crest of Hokusai’s Great Wave as we dive into the art of woodblock prints. From this, we will learn more about the importance of the natural world in Japan and how the famous poet Matsuo Basho expressed this through haikus.
From there, we will learn about the influence of ancient, Shogunate Japan. Delving into the ancient code of Bushido and the world of the samurai warriors.
You can download this terms vocabulary here:
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Important dates for the term
First swimming session: 14/01/20
20th and 21st January – Mrs Dye will be teaching.
22nd, 23rd and 24th January – Mrs Walshaw will be teaching.
Current home-learning expectations
Announcement coming soon…
Maths: Times tables! Your child has a Times Tables Rock Stars account, which will help them to embed their times tables. Knowing their tables has an impact on so many areas of maths, from fractions to division – as well as being a good skill to have as ad adult. They should practise for 30 minutes every week at home.
Reading: Your child is expected to read for 25 minutes per day. They can read on their own, with an adult, a friend or a sibling. We will then monitor this with a reading log, which should be completed and signed by an adult each day. Please discuss the book with them and ask them what was happened or what they are enjoying about it, so that they have the chance to discuss books. A great way for them to develop their love of reading is to see adults passionate about reading too, whether it’s settling down to read or showing a huge interest in a story the child is currently enjoying.
Reading a range of books:- We are encouraging children to read a range of styles of text.
Every child should now have their Reading Challenge Cards. They do not have to read exclusively off these lists, they are there to support them in widening and varying their reading experiences. Once they have completed the challenge, they will gain a certificate and then be given a new Reading Challenge Card.
Spellings: These will be set on a Monday and tested on a Friday. The current list can be found below:t
Any other information?
PE is on a Thursday. Please can children have their trainers and PE kits.
Children should have a water bottle in school each day.
Swimming is on a Tuesday afternoon – please let us know of you can volunteer and support the class with swimming. Please ensure ALL KIT IS NAMED!