Welcome to Class 4 Owl!
Check out this class page every Monday to see what new tasks have been set for you.
A new Google Classroom has been created for your 'Home Learning' during the closure.
Please follow the instructions below to access it from home.
We are going to use some short films to inspire us for reading and writing. I hope you like them! We are also creating some anti bullying posters, creating a song or rap, learning more about LBGTQ and looking at the impossible hole in Science (sounds intriguing!)
Remember to stay postive about your work - it's nearly time for a break and the summer holidays. Thank you for all the work I have been receiving - you make me a very proud teacher!
There are some great resources here to keep you busy!
Twinkle Closure Interactive Learning Links
Blue Cross Competition
With children across the UK now at home because of school lockdowns, leading pet charity Blue Cross are encouraging children aged 7-11 to take part in their fun and light-hearted competition called 'Britain's Most Heroic Tails'. The competition is in recognition of the charity’s iconic Blue Cross Medal award, which honours heroic and extraordinary pets (from hamsters to horses and everything in-between).
To take part, children are being asked to design a movie poster featuring their pet as a superhero. No pet? No problem! Pupils who don’t own a pet can draw their imaginary ‘super pet’ and explain what their powers would be.
Closing date for entries is 3pm on Friday 15th May. Full details can be found at www.bluecross.org.uk/postercomp
This year our class is a combination of Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils. Our class team is: Mrs Law (Teacher, Monday - Thursday), Mr Carpenter (Teacher - Friday), Mrs Holloway and Mrs McCully (Teaching Assistants).
Autumn 1 - 2019
This term our topic is 'Brilliantly British'. We have linked subjects to this theme and are carrying out some very exciting work. Our class texts are based on the works of William Shakespeare, in particular Romeo and Juliet. We are also studying Tudor Britain (History), UK cities, counties, rivers and mountains (Geography) and Barbara Hepworth's sculpture (Art). In English we carrying out lots of drama activities (recommended by the Royal Shakespeare Company) and writing plays, letters, newspaper articles, setting descriptions and much more. We are also performing a play based on the life of William Shakespeare, which will be performed as an open air production to parents and the community.
Autumn 2 - 2019
Our theme this half term is 'Magic'. We are really looking forward to linking in work on the amazing Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. We will be writing stories, reports and poems. In Art we are making clay dragon eyes, wands and creating paintings based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.
Spring 1 and 2 2020
Out topic for the Spring term is 'Global Ambassadors'. During the first half term, our focus was on refugees and asylum seekers. We studied a fantastic novel called 'Boy Overboard' by the author Morris Gleitzman. To support this topic, we had some very special visitors into Class 4. This included one of our parents who served in Afghanistan and could tell us lots of interesting facts and stories about the country/people. Also, Reverend Feaster who has worked first hand with refugees through the organisation PAFRAS, based in Leeds.
Spelling: The children receive spellings on a Monday (listed in planners). These are practised in school and at home throughout the week in preparation for a test on the following Monday.
Reading: Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. We have a reading reward scheme in class. The more you read, the more rewards you receive!
Maths: This is given weekly (Monday, returned the following Monday) and is linked to previous learning.
Times Tables Rockstars: All children have their own log on to this website and are encouraged to practise their times tables in order to become fluent and confident.
Our Y6 pupils also receive some SATs style homework to prepare them for their end of year assessments in May 2020.
Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday (with Mrs Taylor from Sporting Start) and a Thursday (with Mrs McCully).
Class 4 Brass Band
All the year 5 and 6 children have thoroughly enjoyed starting their journey in learning their trumpets and trombones. This is part of the wider opportunities programme run by the local authority music services.