Owls are known for their wisdom so
our motto is:
Sapientes nos sumus
Miss Ragg Mrs Parker
Class Teacher Teaching assistant
Our Topic starting is Water Water Everywhere!
Week 1: Where does our water come from?
For the first week on our new topic we are learning all about water! Where does water come from? Why is it important? The children will be learning all about the water cycle and using key vocabulary such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
Week 2: What are the features of a river?
This week the children will be learning all about the different features of a river; where it starts from the source and eventually leads to the mouth!
Week 3: Well-being week
This week is well-being week! This week will consistent of a range of different and fun activities for the children to complete.
Week 4: How do we use rivers?
During this week the children will investigate the importance of rivers and why we use them. How has the use of rivers changed over time?
Week 5: Where are the important rivers in England?
The children will use their atlas skills this week to locate some of the important rivers in England and find information about them, such as the River Thames, the River Trent and the River Mersey.
Week 6: What are the important rivers in the World?
The children will continue to use their atlas skills to locate some of the famous rivers in the World. We will look at the importance of the River Nile, The Amazon River and the River Ganges.
In Year 4 we will continue to develop the skills of comprehension by reading individually, in groups and as a whole class. It is important that, when reading, the children understand the words they are reading and have the ability to check the meaning of words when they are not sure. We are focusing particularly on answering more difficult comprehension questions when reading so that the children build up their deductive skills and have more of an understanding of what the text is telling them.
The children will build on their previous knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills. We will focus on different types of sentences and the associated punctuation. We will build on our knowledge of homophones so that we choose the right ones in our work.
In writing we will be also be building on our previous learning. This term we will be focusing on the story Why the Whales came by Michael Morporgo!
Numeracy is a very important part of the curriculum and this term we will be looking continue to build our skills in number and place value.
This term we will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction and weight.
We will continue have a strong focus on learning our table facts and there will be a number of facts to learn each week.
Information for parents- http://www.croft.notts.sch.uk/Numeracy%20Targets%20Year%203.htm
If all parents could encourage their children to learn and practice all the tables up to 12x tables that would be very useful too!
This site may help with that:
Learning log tasks are set at the beginning of a topic to be completed over the half term. The children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks. We will make sure you have the date for the homework to be returned. We hope that you enjoy the range of tasks that we have set for you!
There will be a times table test each week for the table facts. Our aim is to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end year 4.
Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term. It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.
Ambassador Awards 2020 - 2021
This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:
Behaviour and conduct
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!
Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Owls children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!