Year 4: Jamaica
Welcome to Jamaica class webpage 2015-2016
Hello and welcome to the Jamaica class page. I am very much looking forward to what will be an exciting few months.
Our Annual Coach Trip this year will be to Leeds Castle on 30th June 2016
In the autumn term we will be covering the following topics:
In English we have been looking at apostrophes and how to use them for both possessions and contractions. Every Thursday we have an extended writing session. New spellings are set every Monday and the spelling test takes place every Thursday morning. Children are encouraged to practise how to use each word correctly in a sentence to show understanding of each word.
In Maths we have enjoyed data handling. We have collected data using tally charts and presented it using pictograms and bar charts. Following this we interpreted data and answered a range of questions. Next we will be looking at fractions, starting with equivalent fractions. There is a different times tables or division focus each week which is tested every Friday morning following the weekly Mental Maths Test.
In Religious Education, we have started to learn about the origins and key concepts of Buddhism. The children made short role plays about what they have learned.
Our new Science topic is Animals and their habitats. The children are looking forward to presenting their homework about different animal groups.
Things to remember
Homework is set every Friday and usually involves a regular piece of Maths and English work as well as Times Tables speed practice. Additional subject work may also be set. Please read with your children as regularly as possible and record any notes in their reading record books. For our next educational visit ten children will be taking part in an Enabling Enterprise visit to Crossrail, which if the last trip to Arsenal is anything to go by, should be a productive and enjoyable experience!
Thank you for all of your continuing support,
Mr M Richard
Class teacher: Michael Richard
Teaching assistant: Justin Cancio