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Welcome to the

Squirrels Class Page

 

The Class Teachers are Mme. Bolton and Mrs. Reid.

 

Just like squirrels our class are inquisitive, determined and hardworking.

On this page you will find notices, photos and fantastic work that we think should be celebrated with you at home!

Useful Information

 

- PE kit is needed in school everyday and our PE and Games lessons are on

Tuesdays and Fridays.

- Weekly spellings will be given out

on Monday and tested the following Monday.

- At home, try to practise your times tables and their corresponding division facts to help you remember them.  Use Matheletics and Times Tables Rock Stars to help you.

- Accelerated Reader books need to be in school everyday along with Learning Journals. Read as much as possible so you can get 100% in your next quiz. 

Homework

On MondayEnglish homework is given out.  This needs to be handed in on Thursday.

On Thursday, Maths homework is given out. This needs to be in on Monday.  Look at the Year 4 Information page if you're not sure what your homework is or click on the link below...

Our Topic this half term will be...

Bright Sparks

 

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We will be looking at electricity, how to make electrical circuits, what conducts electricity and using electricity safely. 

English

In English we will be looking at poetic devices and writing our own poems linked to

The School Bell. Listen to the poem here...

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zpgfb9q

 

Then, we will be using the images in

The Polar Express

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to write our own wintery stories.  We will be sharing with these with you during our fabulous finish. 

Maths

We will begin this term with fractions.  We'll be looking at what a fraction is, how to find equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. 

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Next, we will look again at methods for solving problems involving the four operations. 

 

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Problems will involve money, time, length and mass (including converting between different units of measure).

We will also be interpreting data.

In Science we will be looking at

Electricity

 

We will look at games and devices that use electricity, create different electrical circuits and investigate electrical conductors.  We will make or own buzz wire game to play over the Christmas holiday.

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In guided reading we will be reading the book

The Firework Maker's Daughter

By Philip Pullman

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What predictions can you make about this book from the blurb?

This year we look forward to seeing growth mindsets in action. At times our learning may be tricky but by being positive and working hard, we will all be successful. We look forward to celebrating all your successes with you.

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