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Galaxy Class

Welcome to Galaxy Class. Our class teacher is Miss Hornsby and we are helped with our learning by Miss Addison.

English:

Our author of the half term is Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry books). We are looking at the Horrid Henry series, summarising stories and writing book blurbs. Our English texts are The Velveteen Rabbit and The Magic Box. We are using these texts as a stimulus for reading and writing and will be looking at a range of writing genres.

We are focusing on reading for pleasure, having quiet reading time daily. (It is still important that children have opportunities to read at home and share stories with an adult). Many children will be using the Accelerated Reader Scheme where they choose books appropriate to their comprehension ability, read these and then take a ‘quiz’ to test their understanding.

Maths:

The word Maths, along with mathematical symbols, written on a green chalkboard

We are starting the term by consolidating the children’s knowledge of place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The pupils will be involved in the National times table test at the end of Year 4 where they will be tested on their rapid recall of times tables up to 12×12. Any support which you can give your child with times tables will be very valuable.

Children can also combat each other on our Times tables Rock Stars programme, which tracks and records their progress with times tables.

To help with your Times Tables click here and try this online activity!

Bright Sparks:

Image result for lightbulb

Our new topic is all about electricity

.  We will be finding out:

  • how to make a basic circuit
  • how to incorporate a switch designed to open and close a circuit
  • facts about electricity and where it comes from
  • The children will also have an opportunity to show case their learning in our Exit Point at the end of the unit. (more details will follow).

For a range of video clips and resources from the BBC Bitesize website: click here

Lexia is continuing to help with the pupils Literacy skills through reading, spelling and answering comprehension questions. The children are finding it enjoyable and are making some good progress after the initial assessments were made and allows us to find their gaps and help fill them so they can have a better chance meeting the targets that have been set for each child to achieve by the end of the year academically.

P.E.

P.E. for Galaxy Class is on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure all jewellery is removed for P.E. and that pupils have their P.E. kit in all week in case of additional sessions.

Homework

Homework is set on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday.