Moving forward a note will be attached to your child's English/science/history/re homework.
Please keep an eye out for it in your child's folder.
History homework: Wednesday 20th November
Find out who King Raedwald was and complete a fact file about his life. Use the template provided to record your work.
Maths homework: Wednesday 20th November
Mathletics activities to complete by Friday 22nd November.
The year 4 children had a great time recently at the Wimbledon Synagogue. They behaved beautifully throughout and were very knowledgeable with their responses.
Have a look at the photos below.
The children will be singing 'Ding Dong Merrily On High' for their Christmas performance on Monday 16th December. Please keep an eye out for the song lyrics as your child is expected to know it off by heart on the night.
Below is a copy of the song which children can use to help them at home.
Congratulations to Megan and Lucca who were recently voted as the school council representatives for Year 3/4.
We wish them the best of luck with their new role.
There is still plenty of time to bring in your shoeboxes over the next few weeks!
In addition to observing the key dates in the
Church's Liturgical Year,
we will be following the Come and See programme specifically
working on the topics of homes, promises and visitors.
During 'other faith' week we will be studying Judaism.
We will also prepare the children for advent
and Christmas liturgies.
Our Class Prayers
Father in heaven You love me.
You are with me night and day.
I want to love You always,
In all I do and say.
I'll try to please You Father.
Bless me through the day.
Before Lunch Prayer
Bless us O Lord,
And these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive,
From thy bounty,
Through Christ our lord.
Before Home Prayer
God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.
This week in RE we are studying 'Judaism' as part of inter- faith week.
The children will be looking at the history of Judaism, key artefacts and a synagogue (the special place of worship).
The year 4 children in the class will have the opportunity to visit a local synagogue next week Tuesday 19th November.
More details to follow.
This term we will be focusing on fairy tales and fiction.
Children will learn about poetry and we will be learning
how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus effectively.
Our reading material will reflect other areas of the curriculum including science, art and history.
Pupils will develop their comprehension and also their fluency and vocabulary.
They will learn to write clear intelligent answers.
Pupils will write stories and other compositions,
developing their ability to describe,
to explain and to write dialogue
using correct grammar and punctuation.
Your child is taught phonics on a weekly basis.
Here are the sounds learnt so far:
For example, myth, pyramid, gym, symbol.
For example, touch, young, trouble, double, couple.
For example,creature and treasure.
For example, television, conclusion, explosion, decision.
Suggested reading list for 2019-2020
How many can you read over the course of the school year....
Your child should be reading at home for at least 15 minutes every night.
Congratulations to John who recently earned his Pen Licence.
LEXIA is a great online resource that St Mary's subscribe to in order to support and improve spelling and reading.
Your Username is your first name followed by the initial of your surname.
Your Password is read (please note everyone has the same password).
Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.
As always we will continue to have a daily maths lesson,
developing the pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding of this subject.
The key areas of study include:
Have you taken part?
Barvember runs from 4th - 29th Nov and gives you 4 maths problems a day that lend themselves well to being answered with a bar model.
The first 2 questions are fairly simple and questions 3 and 4 get a little more difficult.
Please use the link below to access the resources.
Here's an example from Friday 8th November:
Mathletics is a great site for your child to practice their maths skills.
It will be used at different times throughout the year for homework.
Who will be first to achieve a GOLDEN certificate at assembly?
Well done Ariam!
The pupils will develop their capacity to work scientifically
with a particular focus on the topic of
Living things and their habitats.
Pupils will learn to identify
and name common animals from the local
and the wider environment and how these are classified.
Pupils will also study sound,
developing their vocabulary to explain the nature of sound
and aspects including pitch and volume.
Learning names and definitions is highly recommended
as well as the habit of close observation.