Welcome to Class 4!
8th January 2019
Happy New Year! Welcome back to a new calendar year in Class 4!
Our topic this half-term is ‘Mighty Mountains’ and we will be learning about some of the major mountain ranges in the UK and the rest of the world. This will involve lots of work using atlases and maps, and we will find out about life in a mountain region as well as different types of holidays we can enjoy in the mountains. The children will also be thinking about some of the mountains (challenges) they might have to face themselves this year.
Our class residential trip to Lockerbie Manor takes place later in the term, from the 11th to the 13th March, and there will be a short meeting after school on Monday, 21st January to let you know more about what we will be doing on the trip. I will be giving out health and dietary forms plus a kit list, and it will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the trip.
This half-term, we will be going swimming every Tuesday afternoon. We will also be doing PE on Fridays with Action Ants. The children should wear the school PE kit and either pumps or trainers for PE, not the same shoes that they wear in class. By the end of last term, some of the children were regularly forgetting to bring their correct PE kit into school, so please remind them of what is needed.
Each week the children will have some Maths and/or Literacy homework, and there will always be spellings and times tables to practise. At times the children may also be given other homework connected to our Science or Topic. They should also have their reading books in their bags every evening; if you listen to them read three times in one week, they earn a team point and a raffle ticket for the reading raffle which is drawn every Friday. There is a record sheet inside their homework books which should help the children remember what they are supposed to do; please feel free to use the reading records or the homework books to write any information you feel I should know.
Enjoy the term and please contact me at any time if you have any concerns about your child in school. I look forward to seeing you all on the 21st!