Jupiter – Years 3 & 4
Welcome to Jupiter Class!
My name is Miss Blundell and I am your child’s Year 4 class teacher. I am looking forward to supporting your child through their exciting learning journey alongside our four wonderful TAs: Mrs Hobden, Ms Bahar, Ms Dattoli and Ms Deliu.
In English, we will be studying a selection of books and poetry to inspire the children to create their own narratives, description texts and information reports.
In maths, we will be reviewing and developing the children’s understanding of place value and performing calculations using all four mathematical operations. In particular, we will be focussing on multiplications up to and including the 12 x table in our mental maths sessions to prepare pupils for the Multiplication Table Check at the end of Year 4.
Across the rest of the curriculum, our focus this term in centred on developing a greater understanding and appreciation of the world around us. In Science, we will be exploring different habitats and animal classification. This provides an excellent cross-curricular link to our two topics for this term: ‘The Rainforest’ and ‘Recycled Art’. When learning about The Rainforest, the class will explore the location, climate and animals of the rainforest, as well as exploring the importance of protecting these incredible tropical environments. When learning about Recycled Art, children will create art pieces that convey the importance of looking after our world by repurposing waste plastic, paper and cardboard into art supplies!
In RE this term, the children explore the topics of family and baptism.
Jupiter’s PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school each week. At the end of the half term PE kits will be sent home to be washed.
All children must read each evening. Please help us to support your child’s reading development by signing their reading record on a daily basis and ensuring that this record is brought to school each day. If children do not have their reading record signed three times in a week they will need to read with an adult at breaktime.
Homework will be set every Thursday on Google Classroom. Logins for this are the same as last year. There will be four tasks each week:
– Spellings (to be practised for a weekly test on Wednesdays)
– Philosophy for children
Details of the weekly tasks are provided in full on Google Classroom. Children should record their homework in their homework books.
Logins to EdShed and a copy of your child’s timetable can be found at the front of their reading record.
Please click the link below for a digital copy of the weekly timetable: