This term in Harbour Class...
Welcome to a new year at St Peter’s! I am so excited to be a part of St Peter’s Community Primary School and to be teaching Harbor class this year!
We have an action-packed and exciting year ahead, but for the moment we are just focusing on our opening topic ‘Brainwave’ and we are taking the opportunity to find out the ways in which we learn. We are investigating the link between the body and the brain and what helps us learn most effectively.
We will kick start our learning by focusing on what makes us ready to learn and feel well in ourselves through the topic, ‘Brainwave’. As part of the PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, we are focused on ‘Being In My World’ and looking at valuing ourselves and others as well as deepening our understanding of rewards and consequences. In mathematics lessons, we are learning about place value and are developing our addition skills involving thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. In English lessons, we are exploring the book, the Tin Forest and Queen of the Falls in guided reading sessions. Using the song ‘Mamma Mia’, we will be learning to listen and appraise music and we will be learning to sing the melody as well as exploring the composition by learning to play the glockenspiel. Hinduism is our focus in RE this term, we will be exploring the origins, values, and modes of worship. In art, we are designing papier maché sculptures which visually show how we learn as part of the Brainwave topic. During the latter part of the autumn term, our topic learning will be centered on the theme of ‘Scavengers and Settlers’, learning about past civilizations from the Stone to the Iron age - during which we will re-create some cave paintings.
I would just like to take this opportunity to raise a few matters which are important for year 4:
- I will teach the class every day, except Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons, when they will be taught by Mr Haywood.
- PE is on Mondays and Thursdays, so children must come to school wearing their PE kit with a school jumper or cardigan.
- Home-learning is an important part of learning for children and we use MS Teams to provide it. Home-learning will be set on Friday and expected in by the following Friday.
- With your support, children can practise their spellings, maths and literacy skills from the materials online.
- If possible, we also ask that you listen to your child read for 15-20 minutes at least 3 times a week. This is crucial for improving their fluency and stamina, as well as giving them the chance to extend the range of authors and genres.
|Y4 & Y5 Residential Information letter 1 2021.pdf||Download|
|Y4 Bright Sparks Topic web Spring 1 2022.pdf||Download|
|Y4 Topic Web Scavengers and Settlers Aut 2 21.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 Hello Hola topic web Spring 1 2022.pdf||Download|
|Year 4 Topic Web for Different places similar lives Aut 2020.pdf||Download|