Welcome to Acer Class – Year 4

Staff in Acer Class:

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 Miss Patterson     Mrs Eley

(Class Teacher)     (Teaching Assistant)  

What does our day look like?

 Click on the link below for our current timetable:

Year-4-Timetable.pdf (158 downloads)

Yearly overview: 

Yearly-overview-Year-4-updated.pdf (13 downloads)

What are we learning in Term 1?

This term our class topic is ‘Gods and Mortals’.  Pupils will be learning about the history of Ancient Greece and Greek gods.  Details of what we are covering can be found within the yearly overview document.  

Our PE takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays and pupils will be doing gymnastics and imoves dance.  The imoves dance is linked to our topic and pupils are linking their movements to the Battle of Troy.

In Maths the focus will be on Number and Place Value.  Details are provided in the Yearly Overview.  

Our Power of Reading text is Odysseus, again details of writing outcomes and teaching approaches can be found on the Yearly Overview.

 

What are the homework expectations?

Homework: Pupils are expected to complete their set MyMaths homework and read for at least 30 mins every evening.  Please complete and sign reading records each night.   Pupils homework projects will be displayed as part of the express section at the end of the unit of work. Pupils can choose whether to present their homework as written work, ICT or something creative.  If pupils decide to choose something creative such as a painting then they should choose either written work or I.C.T. for their next homework project so that they are using different skills throughout the year.  

How can you contact Miss Patterson?

I’m always available after school or you can phone the office to arrange an appointment to see me, I’m always happy to help with any queries.  Thank you for all your continued support.

Miss Patterson

How do we manage the children’s behaviour?

We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children.  We always try to follow the “5 B’s” which are:

Image result for cartoon bee Be Respectful

 Image result for cartoon beeBe kind and gentle

 Image result for cartoon beeBe Careful

 Image result for cartoon beeBe responsible

 Image result for cartoon beeBe the best you can be

 

blue            yellow-circle        green         orange            red

Blue circle                         Yellow circle                Green circle                   Orange circle                  Red circle  

(Mrs Kemp reward)             (Busy bee)                   (Good to go)                 (Stop and think)              (Consequence)

In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.      

Reproducible-A.pdf (99 downloads) Reproducible-B.pdf (97 downloads) Reproducible-E.pdf (86 downloads)                                                                                                                                                                                                

Below are some links to useful websites that will support your child’s learning and development:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/index.html

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/

http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/science/index.html

http://durham.schooljotter.com/coxhoe/Curriculum+Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/

http://www.elevenplus.com/