Welcome to the Tawny Owls Class page…
Mr Hickman teaches Tawny Owls Class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Ms Paterson teaches on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Fisher takes PE for one hour on a Tuesday afternoon.
Our topic for this half term is Ancient Egypt- please see details below. We have a KS2 trip planned after half term to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to explore the topic of Ancient Egypt further.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
|Our memorable experiences this half term will include:
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|English|| In English we will use the Ancient Egyptian project for inspiration, and write in different styles including narrative, non-chronological reports and recounts. We will also practice spoken language, word reading and comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and composition. Our class reading book will be “Podkin One-Ear” by Kieran Larwood.
|Maths||In Maths we will begin by working on place value and the number system. After this, we will move on to addition and subtraction, then measuring length and perimeter, before finishing the term looking at multiplication and division. Throughout each topic, we will include problems solving and investigation activities.|
|Science||Forces and magnets (Year 4)|
|Computing||During our specific coding lessons, we will learn how to use the keyboard as an input to affect various on-screen functions (such as simple game controls). Other aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum, via use of the Internet, communicating and recording.
|Art / Design Technology||Art: Work painting and in sketchbooks of Ancient Egyptian tomb friezes.|
|Playing and performing: Charanga unit including singing and playing the recorder
|Personal, Health and Social Education
|We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and during this term the aspects we will investigate are New Beginnings and Getting On. We discuss topics together in circle time to promote self-expression, confidence and learning how to be together as a class.|
|History / Geography
|History: Achievements of early civilizations- Ancient Egypt
Geography: Latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night) and revise continents and seas
|Sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please come prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE. Planned sessions are rugby on Tuesdays and invasion games on Fridays. We will also regularly exercise mid-afternoon during our ‘Daily Run’, so please ensure you are always prepared for exercise.|
|Beliefs and Values
|The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching BV in our school. This term we will find out about Christianity: Christian Beliefs and Christmas. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from BV (RE) lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering.|
- Spelling and times-tables are tested on Fridays.
- Team spellings are tested on Wednesdays.
- PE kits are needed on Tuesday and Friday and PE shoes every day for the daily run.
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Homework is an opportunity for parents to share learning with their children, whilst revisiting or extending classroom learning; it helps the children to move on.
Reading– daily reading of their school book (often a book from our ‘reading challenge’), with a child reading to an adult and/or an adult reading to a child, and discussing the text (at least 10 minutes per day/ 50 mins per week). Please fill in the reading journal with your child, and remember that there is a sheet to fill in for each reading challenge book.
- Spellings– weekly tests on a Friday- words based on a spelling rule (or rules) that the children learn and words from the National Curriculum 2014 common exception words lists
- Team Spellings– individual spelling lists learnt to earn points for a team competition- to be tested on Wednesdays
- Times tables– including division facts – weekly tests on a Friday
- Topic work – On occasion, we might set homework related to the current topic.
We are always ready to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.