Welcome back to Class 4!
Class 4 have had a busy start to the Autumn term with the Year 6s being buddies to our new reception children and the Year 5s and 6s taking up their new roles as helpful hands around the school including assembly monitors, water bottle monitors and lunchtime helpers. Year 6 have also been hard at work with their Bikeability training helping them get road ready on their bikes.
We have started learning about our two new topics: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and Huby Primary School 50 Years On. This week we started off by exploring how different school life was in the 1960s learning about the nit nurse, dancing around the May pole and playing conkers! We then explored some of the major events of the 1960s including the first heart transplant in 1967 and the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.
As part of our topic on The Jungle Book we have each been researching a different jungle animal ready to write an information text next week. Some of the most interesting facts we have found so far include: the Giant Goliath Bird-eating spider can have a leg span of up to 35cm long, the Jesus Christ Lizard can walk on water to avoid predators and Leaf-cutter ants can carry things up to fifty times their weight!
In PE this half term, Class 4 are developing their hockey skills on Tuesday afternoons with myself and their Zumba skills each Thursday afternoon. Please ensure as the weather gets colder your child has an appropriate PE kit for both indoor and outdoor sessions.
Mrs Booth is teaching RE and spellings each Wednesday afternoon and will be sending spellings home each week for Class 4 to learn.
We will be doing our SMIRF targets each Friday morning so please practise these at home so we can continue beating your own targets. As well as this, reading regularly with your child can help them develop their spelling, vocabulary and grammar knowledge. The reading challenge has started this week and we are hoping all of Class 4 can reach their Bronze Award before the Christmas break!
We are looking forward to our class trip to the Askham Bryan College for a rain forest workshop next Thursday 28th. If you would like your child to go on this trip please bring in consent forms by Monday 25th September.
We have been practising our mixed times tables using Hit the Button and trying to beat our own scores. If you would like to access it at home the link is:
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