Welcome to Hawkstone Class
Teacher - Miss Lewis
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Cossie and Mrs Edwards
Exciting news to announce for this term...Our class have won the 'Grow a Pound' competition set up by Miss Fox and the credit union. All children were given a £1 to grow and they had to use their initiative to think of ideas, about how to make it grow. The total our class made was £517.87, I can't tell you how proud I am of you all!!!
Anti - Bullying Week
This week during anti-bullying week, we kickstarted the week by wearing our odd socks. We have been busy talking about how to tackle bullies inside and outside of school. We learnt how to keep our selves safe online and what to do if we are being cyber bullied. We also learnt about the different types of bullying and what that might look like. The theme this year, was 'One kind word' so we made posters about words that were linked to being kind and how we can brighten someone's day!
Welcome to Hawkstone class! I am so excited to have you all in my class this year, it is going to be one very exciting year with lots of interesting topics planned.
This term our topic is called ‘Language’. This will begin with how stories are told and passed down over time, then focusing at famous myths and legends. We will write our very own myth which we will share on here! Afterwards, we will be learning about the three periods of history: Stone age, Bronze age and Iron Age. We will look at how these civilisations lived and communicated with one another. Finally after half term, we will look at communication right from the Stone age up until the 21st Century. We will learn about when the telephone was invented
Our English lessons are mostly linked to a specific genre. Sometimes we will do short bursts of writing. At the start of the block of lessons on that genre, you will complete a cold write so I can find out what you know or have remembered from previous year groups. You will then learn how to write using that genre at year four level. By the end of that block of learning you will complete a hot write whereby you put together everything you have learnt into one piece of work. We will then proof read, edit and redraft this piece of writing against our success criteria for that genre. Finally the redrafted written work, will form your remarkable write!
The genres we will be covering this term are linked to our theme and are; a narrative (Myth) using Lambton and the worm, an non-chronological report on prehistoric life and a diary written in the role as someone from the stone age.
In Maths this term, we are focusing on place value. You will learn how you can pull numbers apart into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones to support your understanding of addition and subtraction. We are also focusing on multiplication where you will be learning the 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables.
The children will frequently be presented with a challenge or a problem solving activity, linked to the lesson, that aims to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. These problems will link to the seven important problem solving skills; trial and improvement, working systematically, pattern spotting, working backwards, reasoning logically, visualising and conjecturing.
- Reading book and home link book (every day).
- PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays - children will need to bring in their full PE kit at the beginning of term. It must then stay in school until the end of term. A full PE kit includes; a white t-shirt, black or blue shorts or trousers and trainers or pumps
During the school day the children will take part in a teacher led guided reading session. As well as studying non fiction texts, this half term we will be reading 'The River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. Whilst enjoying the story we will also be honing various reading skills summed up in the acronym
Aim to hear your child read at home three times a week and consider asking questions that are linked to our VIPERS reading skills. Use the link below for a handy help sheet!
In our classroom the children have access to high quality texts that are banded and updated on a regular basis. In home school link book, myself, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Cossie will set tasks for your children to complete that link to the above skills. children will also have the opportunity to read there own school reading book independently throughout the week.