Class 4

Mrs Marshall

November 11th marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and this will be our theme for the half term.

ENGLISH: We will be exploring descriptive writing using the book War Game by Michael Foreman as our stimulus. This is a lovely book, based on both the author’s own family and the famous story of the 1914 Christmas Day truce. We will be exploring a number of ways to get description into our writing using noun phrases, fronted adverbials, similes and tenses. We also have our visit to Norwich City Football Club to tie in with this.

HUMANITIES/ART/COMPUTING/PE: We continue with the WW1 theme in Geography where we will be investigating modern day France, and will be exploring the work of the French impressionists in Art. We will hone our presentation skills in Computing by using Powerpoint and our gymnastics sessions continue with Miss Gillespie.

MATHS: We will be investigating multiplication and division using written methods to solve equations with 2 and 3 digit numbers. We then move on to looking at different ways to represent data, such as line graphs and bar charts. The children will continue to learn their times tables to 12. Times Tables Rock stars is great for this. Please do let me know if your child has misplaced their sign on, or they are unsure of how to use it.

Group reading continues to be on Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings in their completed homework and reading book. Spelling tests will be on Fridays, and PE continues on Tuesday and Friday.

Please do let me know if there is anything you are unsure of or you require more information about.