Welcome to Class 4
Hello and welcome back, one and all! Mr. Middleton here. I am absolutely delighted to have joined the Kinoulton family and cannot wait to get started. We have some exciting learning coming up this year, along with some excellent trips in the pipeline and (fingers crossed) the promise of an uninterrupted school year (I never thought I'd ever say that as a teacher!) I will continue to add more to the website in the coming days. In the meantime, let's get to know each other at school, get back into the routine and continue to do some outstanding school learning!
As you will all be aware, our first learning journey will be looking at tropical rainforests. How much do you already know?
Our class book is going to be The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. You can read up a little on the author and how she was inspired to write the book we will be focussing on by clicking on her image below.
Rainforests are extremely important, but what are they? You can find out more information by clicking on the image below.
The video below gives an excellent insight into the wonderful, natural world of tropical rainforests.
Spellings will be taught at school and a test based on a spelling 'rule' or phonic will be provided on a Friday. The children will have their new spellings after their test. The words the children will spell follow a mixture of the year 3/4 and year 5/6 spelling rules, due to the nature of the class. I will provide the children each week with the list.
There is no obligation to bring the spelling sheet back to school - it is for the children to practise. Below is the list for next Friday's test. The test will consist of the words put into sentences which will also not be in the order they are learned (sneeky!) There will also be a mystery word - a word that follows the same rule but is not on the list!
Feel free to encourage your children to practise as much as they can! If you need any extra resources for the vocabulary, please let me know.
Please keep up-to-date with Sumdog, as there will often be homework challenges set...and not just for maths!
All children have been provided with their login details (glued in their Personal Organiser under 'Notes').
At the moment, no maths homework has been set like normal, but all children will need to complete the 'Diagnostic Test' on the site. I have talked through this with Class 4 and they are aware that this needs to be completed by Friday 10th September. This will provide me with a good sense of where I need to take your son or daughter next in their maths work in order to be the best mathematicians they can be! Thank you for your co-operation.
Here are some fabulous recommended reads for year 4 and year 5.
If you think you can add any more to the list, please share your thoughts with myself or the class!