Key Information about Class Four

Your Teachers are Ms. Attride (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs. Maitipe (Thursday-Friday). Mr Small, Mrs Grafton and Mrs Benson also work with the class.

 

PE is on Monday afternoons with Ms. Attride and Thursday mornings with Mr Leach. Children need a pair of trainers, blue or black shorts or trousers, and a plain white or plain house-coloured t-shirt. Don't forget a sweatshirt - we continue to go outside for PE even during the colder months. 

 

Homework and spellings are given out on a Thursday and due back in the following Thursday. Spellings are tested on a Thursday morning. 

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Latest Class Four News

 

Our trip to the Dean Field Study Centre was a huge success. The children had a lovely time and really made us proud with their resilience, team work and courage. Highlights were the orienteering, stream-study and tunnels activities (sorry no photos!) and the team challenges and slack line which you can see below. 

60 Second Book Reviews

With the summer fast approaching, we've started up our Class Four 60 Second Book Reviews to help inspire children in the class to try out a new book over the summer. This is where children have 60 seconds to tell the rest of the class about a book they've enjoyed reading this year so that other children in the class can learn about interesting and exciting books which they might want to read. So far we've enjoyed hearing about witches, eerie towns, evil phones, speedy dogs, spooky pranks and demonic dinner ladies and look forward to learning about more excellent books. 

At the end of Term 5, the class enjoyed a trip to Pizza Express for a pizza workshop. The class learnt about the finer details of making pizza before creating (and eating!) their own margarita pizzas. 

TOPIC

Our topic this term is a combined History and Geography unit looking at Bristol and the Slave Trade. We will examine the roots of the slave trade focussing in detail on the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We will ask how and why it was allowed to happen, how it finally ended, and look at how the lives of those involved were impacted. We will also be looking at Bristol’s own relationship with the slave trade.

 

Hotwells on Holiday

 

To finish off our Hotwells on Holiday Europe topic we did some cooking as a class where we cooked two famous European dishes - pizza and chocolate croissants! The class had a fantastic time making (and eating these!) and they did a great job! 

Exciting English

We are studying the Poetry anthology Hot like Fire by Valerie Bloom this term.

This week the children have spent time writing and polishing their own poems, using Valerie Bloom's poems for inspiration but choosing to write about something which is personal to us. So far we've had poems about: books, cats, Rwanda, KFC, jellyfish and football!

Our Marvellous Maths Learning

 

Over the last couple of weeks we have recapped interpreting data in charts and graphs, and comparing and ordering angles. You can estimate the size of angles in degrees (for a challenge!) HERE

 

This term we have been learning about symmetry and completing symmetrical shapes and patterns. You can practise those skills here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

 

 

In Class 4 it is important to be able to recall your times table facts quickly. We will practise them in school but you should also be practising at home at least twice a week. You can practice specific times tables here at www.timestables.co.uk. Adults - if you are looking for advice or ideas for supporting your child to learn their times tables please visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/help-with-times-tables/.

 

At the end of term there will be an opportunity to try for a Maths Olympics Award (see Ms Barnham for details) so keep practising!

 

 

 

 

Super Science

Our science topic this term is the Living things in our Environment.

 

We have begun to explore classification of living things, using dichotomous keys and branching databases to sort and classify animals. Here is an online version of one. We used a similar one to identify the creatures we found in the Stream at Parkend last week. 

 

 

 

Computing

 

We will be using Lego WeDo software this term to write code controlling motors and exploring branching databases, linked to our science topic. 

MUSIC

Our Homework 

 

Your final homework of the year is to bring in something which represents a favourite part of your year. It could be a picture, object, poem or anything else! It might represent an achievement, exciting event, something you are proud of or particularly enjoyed.

 

Please bring your homework into school on Thursday 18th July. We will have time to share your memories then and will also open the envelopes you sealed during your last Shuffle Up morning, when you 'shuffled' into Class 4. 

Your Weekly Spellings

 

Your final spelling test will be on Thursday 18th July. You will be tested on Week 6 words. 

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Abbie(a couple of months ago)

I love class 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My favourite is maths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winnie(a couple of months ago)

I love school

Ola(a couple of months ago)

English and Maths are so so so much fun and also spellings and times tables are so so so much happy. Bye I have to put my bicuits .Byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawud(a couple of months ago)

Have a nice weekend!!!

Dawud(a couple of months ago)

are we doing fraction?

Dawud(a couple of months ago)

Hi Mrs. Maitipe

damiens(a couple of months ago)

Someone respond to my question I feel sad :(

Ola(a couple of months ago)

Spelling is so much fun and it is good to practice

Ola(a couple of months ago)

Hello Mrs. Maitipe I hope you are having a lovely weekend and also what do you do on the homework and I will see you on a Thursday and Friday

damiens(less than a year ago)

I loved all the topics.But I don't have google sheets which google app is it?PLEASE REPLY WHEN YOU KNOW!

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