Mrs Knight and Mrs Winter are delighted to welcome you to Wren class, we can't wait to hear what you've been up to and to share our exciting learning together this year.
Please do get in touch through twitter #georges_mossley or our class email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or information which will help us all to settle into this new season.
This page will be updated throughout the term but here is some helpful information to get us started!
The well-being of our pupils is our priority and we will be giving pupils the opportunity to spend time adjusting to their return to school during these uncertain times. We will explore our experiences and emotions through a range of activities including discussion, drama, art and writing. This is in addition to the usual scheme we use throughout school.
ENGLISH and TOPIC
Our class text, The captive Celt, will help us to learn about the Ancient Romans which is our topic this term; it will inspire our fiction and non-fiction writing,
Guided Reading: Sessions will use a variety of text types designed to expose pupils to a rich array of vocabulary and structural techniques as they develop their comprehension skills in a supported group activity. Teaching methods have been adapted initially due to considerations for social distancing, and will be kept under review.
Home Reading: Individual reading books will be received on Mondays and are to be returned on Fridays with a completed Reading Record. This allows for books to be checked by the teacher and returned to the shelves on Monday having been quarantined over the weekend. Please read daily with your child - this could include reading aloud to them; listening to them read aloud to you; sitting together reading your own texts silently, or reading 'real texts' needed like recipes and appropriate news articles. It is important to discuss what your child is reading, for example: What is your book about? Which new words have you come across today? Why do you think the author chose this description?
Spellings: Mrs Winter will be setting and testing spellings on Fridays. Please practice spellings at home regularly using a range of approaches. For examples, see these ideas from our No Nonsense spelling scheme at the bottom of this page, where you can also find the full lists of spellings we use at St Georges.
By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to know all of their timetable facts. This will be challenging for some and I hope that children will practice their target tables regularly at home to reinforce the learning in school. Please use your Times Table Rock Stars login https://play.ttrockstars.com/
This half term pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of place value; counting, partitioning, ordering, comparing and rounding four digit numbers, including negatives. They will also be covering Y3 fractions objectives. It is important to look at each stage of learning using different representations in order to develop a secure understanding of number - it makes it more interesting too! Please see this document for a few ideas including pictures, numbers written in words or digits, tokens and columns.