4LB

NEWS SECTION - this will be regularly updated with key information.
 
Reminders:
- Please ensure that children are bringing their full PE kit into school every day.
- Please ensure that children are reading and playing times table rock stars every evening whenever possible.
 
Welcome to 4LB
 
This term our topics will be the Blue Abyss and the Celts and Romans. The children will explore the depths of the deep sea and learn about lots of unique organisms living in our oceans. There will also be an opportunity to explore our local coastlines and to learn about the ever increasing problem of plastic pollution. A trip to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth will also enhance the children's learning journey. 
 
After half term, the child will explore life in the times of the Celts, they will look at the innovations the Romans brought us and the evidence they left behind. We will welcome the wonderful storyteller Clive Pig, who will take us on a journey through life as a Roman or Celt.
 
In maths, our key focus will be on developing the children's place value fluency. We will aim to ensure that all children are able to apply their knowledge and understanding to different reasoning and problem solving challenges. To help support the children at home you could use the subscriptions that they have to Sumdog and Times Tables Rock Stars. We also send home a fluency challenge sheet from our 99 club, please support the children with this.
 
To support your children's reading comprehension we are still using Accelerated Reader. Once your child has read their book, they take a short quiz at school. It then sends the teacher the results and we are able to help target areas of weakness and provide support and intervention. We ask that to support your child you should aim to listen to, or read to, your child at least 4 times a week. It would help us if this information was recorded in their home school diaries.
 
Finally, the children will be given 4 new spellings a week. They will be tested weekly until they have 20 spellings. We will then give them an assessment. 
 
If you have any queries please contact the school office and arrange a meeting, or catch me in the playground at the end of the day.