|Welcome to Durnford Class!|
|Monday 19th July
Good Morning Durnford class,
Just to let you know that work for this week will be placed on Teams in the assignments section. There is a live activity tomorrow morning (a game) at 9am if you would like to join us, please do not worry if you can’t. We will get back together at 2:40pm at the end of the day to catch up and read a story.
See you then
Mrs Conduit 🙂
This term our topic is WW1. We will learning about the causes of the war and about life in the trenches as a soldier. We will research which animals played a role and how; in particular, how horses were used as this links to our new class book: ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. We will also learn about how life was affected back home and about some key individuals.
PE has changed to Tuesday and Wednesday as we will now be having dance on a Tuesday. Please remember to come to school dressed in your P.E kit on these days.
Please try hard to remember your spelling practice books every Monday for our spelling lesson and to bring in your green reading records everyday in case we hear you read.
Times table tests will continue to be every Thursday; please remember to use Times Tables Rockstars too for extra practice!
We have lots of fun activities planned and are looking forward to a great term with you all.
Mrs Conduit and Mrs Massie
This term our worship value is Forgiveness. We will be talking about what it means to forgive and be forgiven. We will read bible stories and listen to stories about people who have had to forgive people in their lives.
Below is a link to our class long term planning overview. This will show you what we are covering in the Year 4 curriculum each term across the school year.
Term 4: Week 1: 22nd February Timetable of home school work and planning.
Term 3 Week 6: 8th February Timetable of home school work and planning
Term 3 week 5: 1st February Timetable of home school work and planning.
Term 3 week 4: 25th Jan Timetable of home school work and planning overview
Term 3 week 3: 18th Jan Timetable of home school work and planning overview
Term 3 week 2: Timetable of home school work and planning overview
Online library Oak National Academy link:https://library.thenational.academy/
The above web link takes you to Oak National Academy page where you can access its weekly book.
|Our class rules
Be kind to each other and help a friend if they are feeling down.
Include all people in your game
Always listen to the teacher
Avoid distracting other people when working
Look after school property
Put your hand up to speak
Listen to each other
Avoid rocking on your chair
Try everything new and never give up
We have discussed how to be safe online and have come up with these rules that we think everyone should follow:
• Only visit website we know and trust
Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name – to people who you don’t trust online…
Meeting:Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present…
Accepting: Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!…
Reliable: Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable…
Telling: Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. You can report online abuse to the police at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
The children will need kit (including trainers please) on a Tuesday and on a Wednesday. Please can children ensure they are wearing proper school kit of blue or black shorts, yellow school t-shirt and green hooded jumper and in colder weather, school tracksuit bottoms or plain black ones. When the weather gets wetter, please bring in a carrier bag for muddy trainers to avoid kit getting wet and dirty.
Homework in Durnford
Literacy homework is set on Monday and is due in on a Wednesday.
Numeracy homework is set on a Wednesday and is due in on a Friday.
Spelling test: Monday. The children are given seven or eight spellings. New spellings will be given out the same day as the test. Five of these spellings are linked to the spelling pattern looked at that week; the other three are words from the new curriculum lists as statutory for that year group to learn by the end of the year. These are stuck into spelling practice books so they can be practiced at home and the children also practice these in school, linking it to handwriting.
Tables test: Test on a Thursday the children will be told which times table they are currently to work on, this is on an individual basis. Once children score 10 out of 10 two weeks in a row, they will move on to the next times table. They then move to mixed tables with division when they have learnt up to 12×12.
Sometimes there may be other projects or science homework set.
Homework diaries: These need to be handed in with the homework, signed by a parent please to show you have seen the children’s homework and for any other messages. These must be brought into school the day that homework is set so that the children can write down the task. It is the children’s responsibility to keep these safe and to copy the homework down correctly- it is always written on the board and explained.
Reading records: These must be brought in to school every day as children may be heard read by an adult and we like to write a comment in the diary. They must get into the habit of bringing them into class each morning. The children can write down the page number they have reached when reading to themselves. Please do try to hear your child read aloud regularly too as it is really good practice for them, even if they are really fluent readers. They can choose books from the school library, classroom or from home.
Always listen to other8) Respect each other’s differences.
9) No running in class.
10) Be happy and have fun-always t