St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School

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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

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Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Class 4 is taught by Ms Coleman supported by Mrs Smith and Mrs Jones Clarke

We look forward to instilling a love of learning in your children so that that they can be the best they can be.

SPRING TERM 2023

As writers we will be learning to - 

We will be looking at poems that explore form, writing persuasive texts using rhetorical questions and bullet points and analysing narratives. We will also be focussing on adding descriptive language to our writing including fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and using speech to develop characters.

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As mathematicians we will be learning to read and write numbers to 10,000, know the place value of each digit in 4 digit numbers and compare and order 4 - digit numbers.  We will also use our Arithmetic sessions to work on number facts with a focus on times tables.

 

In Computing, we will become familiar with blogs as a medium and a genre of writing.  We will create a sequence of blog posts on a theme, incorporate additional media, comment on the posts of others and develop a critical, reflective view or a range of media, including text.

 

As linguists we will be learning to listen attentively to a familiar fairy tale in French and learn strategies to help decode longer pieces of spoken and written text that will contain unknown language. Learning to always look for cognates first and using picture, word and phrase cards for support.

 

As theologians, we will be exploring what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today.  We will learn how Hindus show their faith and how they worship together. We will also learn about the duties that Hindus must carry out in their life journey, understand how Hindus achieve Moksha and think about how Hindus might feel in Britain today.

 

As scientists we will be learning about the different types of teeth that humans have and how they help with digestion. We will then move onto thinking about the different parts of the digestive system and how each part works. We will also look at food chains, constructing our own and finding the links between teeth, digestion and food chains.

 

As designers we will be learning about different types of hinge and making our own models of simple hinges.

 

In PSHE we will focus on 'Dreams and Goals'.  We will talk about some of our hopes and dreams and think about how we might feel if they don’t come true. We will develop strategies to help us cope when things do go as we planned and learn that being positive can help us feel better about something disappointing.

 

As musicians, we will be learning about ‘Developing Pulse and Groove Through Improvisation’.
We will continue to deepen our learning about all the Foundational Elements of Music with a focus on pulse and groove in improvisation, while working implicitly with all the other elements of music. We will express our feelings about different types of music and begin to define a musical ‘groove’.

As historians, we will be learning about the Vikings,  We will learn what life was like for Vikings and when they attacked Britain. We will explore where they invaded and settled and find out why they were so feared and successful. We will learn about their struggle for power and discuss why the Normans and Vikings both thought they had a right to rule England.

As geographers, we will be learning about Latitude and Longitude.  We will identify lines of latitude and longitude and understand what these tell us about the location. We will also look at time zones and learn how these affect us, together with thinking about how day and night occur.

As athletes will will be learning to use dance to create freeze frames that tell a story, use transitions to move from position to position and sequence dance movements cooperatively in a group that flows and uses space effectively. We will also learn the rules for Handball and play as part of a team.

Our PE sessions are on Monday afternoons.   The children should come to school in their PE Kits including white trainers as much of our PE will take place outside.  They will also need a navy tracksuit for when the weather turns colder (no hoodies please).

 

As artists we will be focussing on Printing and textiles. We will look at the traditional designs of Kente cloth and create a range of texture surfaces to combine colour, texture and pattern.

At Home:

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TEAMS - Please make sure that you regularly check the Class TEAMs page. 

 

As readers we will be continuing to read fluently with expression and intonation. We will be reading a range of genre including poetry, information texts, narrative extracts, newspaper reports and diary entries.

Reading is such an important part of a child's learning and can help them in all areas of curriculum.  Confident readers become confident writers!

 Children are expected to read at home at least five times a week.  

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Times Table Rock Stars  children that have been using this regularly at home are making real improvements with their recall of multiplication and division facts. Please allow your child to access the website or app regularly at home as it is having a noticeable impact for those using it regularly. Children are encouraged to go on TTRS at least three times a week. 

We also recommend going on www.timestables.co.uk .

This site will allow pupils to become more familiar with the assessment format they will be required to complete later on in the year. Click on the Multiplication Tables Check tab for this. They will have 6 seconds to complete each of 25 questions. 

There are also lots of times tables games to go on here too. 

IMPORTANT

 Home Time If your child is going home with someone other than yourself, please let us know.  This can be done by telling the teacher directly the day before,  phone or via email to admin@st-james.hereford.sch.uk . If this is not done, we may not be able to let them go home with someone different without inconveniencing you. 

Dressing for the weather - Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat every day or sun hat/ sun cream as appropriate.

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