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Welcome to Term 5! We hope you've had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for another great term of learning!
This term our theme is called 'Respect: An exhibition'.We'll be studying how the Ancient Egyptians and Egyptologists showed respect, exploring how we can show self respect through the diet we choose, discovering more about how we show respect for great artists when we discuss art and visit art galleries as well as investigating how different faiths show respect for their holy books. The direction our learning takes is driven by our enquiry lesson from the end of term 4 when the children posed questions that they would like to find the answer to aswell as by the value of respect.
Take a look at our theme map for this term by clicking the link below to see in more detail which topics we will be studying in our wider curriculum and how the value of respect will form the focus point across the curriculum.
More details of the content we will convering in Science, History and Art can be found on our knowledge organiser here.
In English, our key text is 'Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx' which takes Marcy on an adventure back in time to the Ancient Egyptian era. You can find a pdf of the text here.
Newton home learning
As part of our home learning we like to focus on core skills of reading, timestables and spellings.
Reading: Reading is vital to the development of children's writing, vocabulary and oral fluency. For that reason, all children should read at least a page a day 5 times a week. This might be from their levelled reading books which they bring home from school or you may, of course, use an alternative book from home. We will collect the children's reading records each week on a Friday and, at the end of term, the children receive a certificate for their reading of they have read for 5 times a week consistenly. This will be presented to them during achievement assembly.
Times table rockstars: All children will have their own timestable rockstars log in. If your child does not have one please contact your child's class teacher and they will pass it on for you. Year 4 children should have their logins stuck inside the cover of their reading record. Throughout the term, will be holding battles with other classes and even other schools! It is a fun and exciting way to improve speed and accuracy of our timestables. All children should access TTRS 5 times each week for at least 5 minutes. We have allocated them tasks to complete in the 'Studio' section (2 for Year 3 and 3 for Year 4) plus 2 more sessions of their choice. We will be monitoring access and the children who are the 'Top Rockers' will receive prizes in assembly.
Spellings: The children will receive a list of spelling rules that they should practise each week. They will also practise these spelling rules in the classroom too. Every Thursday we will test the children on the rule. Your child will do their spelling test in their home learning book so please ensure that your child has their home learning book in school every Thursday. Please find below your child's spelling rules for the term. Your child will know which words are theirs.
In addition to your child's weekly words, there is also a Year 3/4 word list of words your child should be able to spell by the end of year 4. If your child ever learns their weekly words quickly, they could practise these: