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 superstar work that we think should be celebrated with you at home!
- PE kit is needed in school everyday and our PE and Games lessons are on
Tuesday and Friday.
- 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. Read as much as possible so you can get 100% in your next quiz.
On Monday, English 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...
We will be looking the physical and human features of Italy and comparing the Italian region of Bergamo with Hampshire.
We will begin this term with Geometry. We'll be looking at angles, 2d shapes, symmetry and coordinates.
Then at methods for addition and subtraction which will link to finding a perimeter and solving money problems.
Later on in the term, we will move onto mental methods for multiplication and division and look at equivalent fractions and how to add fractions together.
We will also do work on interpreting data.
In English we will be looking at the book Flotsam.
Then, we will be finding out about plastic pollution of the world's oceans. We will visit Royal Victoria Country Park to look at the waste found on the beach at Western Shore. Then we will be writing persuasive texts about how plastic pollution can be stopped.
In Science we will be looking at
Materials and their Properties
We will look why a solid is a solid, a liquid a liquid and a gas a gas.
We will investigate the viscosity of different liquids.
We will also carry out experiments to change the states of different materials from solids to liquids and from liquids to gas and decide if the changes are reversible or not.
In guided reading we will be reading the book
The Boy who Swam with Piranhas
By David Almond
Stanly Pott's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there’s darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie’s obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?
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.