Owls are known for their wisdom so
our motto is:
Sapientes nos sumus
Miss Ragg Mrs Parker
Class Teacher Teaching assistant
Our Topic starting on March 8th is Invaders and Settlers
Why did the Romans leave Britain? What was life like in Britain during this time?
Week 2: Who were the Anglo Saxons? What did they believe?
Week 3: Who were the Vikings? Where did the Vikings come from? How did they live?
Week 4, 5, 6 and 7:
Why did the Vikings use purses? How did the Vikings make purses?
Over the course of these weeks we are going to be designing a drawstring Viking purse, thinking about the materials they would have used and the functions. Making the purse, using a range of different sewing techniques, and evaluating our purses. What is good about my purse? How could I improve next time?
What did the Vikings believe in? What is Yggdrasil?
What are Viking longships? Why did they use Viking figure heads?
Why was the Danelaw established?
Who was King Canute and what was his most famous moment?
Who was Edward the Confessor and why was he important in English history?
What legacy did the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons leave behind?
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 of Charlie and the chocolate factory!
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!
Tuesday 5th January - First day back
Friday 12th February - Break up
Tuesday 23rd February - First day back
Monday 1st March - Book week
Tuesday 2nd March - Book fair in school
Thursday 4th March - World book day
Monday 8th March - Science Week
Thursday 1st April - Break up
Monday 19th April - First day back