Welcome to Durnford Class!
Welcome to Year 4, it is lovely to be back with you all. We are really looking forward to teaching you all this year and have some exciting topics lined up! Click here to read our class welcome letter.
This term, our topic is: Rainforests. We will learn about their location in the world, how they are structured, all about animals who live there and about deforestation. For more detail, and to see what else you will be learning about this term, look at our class long term planning which can be seen here . Our class text this term is: ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell; an exciting adventure story set in the Amazon Rainforest. Don’t forget to look at the ’10 things to do in Year 4′ poster below too!
This class web page is the best place to come to remind yourself what days homework is due in and which days you will need P.E kit, along with other useful information, just keep scrolling down to see. Please click here to read a welcome letter from us and click here to download and print off a copy of our Home School agreement. Both parent and child need to sign this please and then send in to the school office.
Below are our class rules and e-safety rules. The school value we are focusing on this term is Courage. We will be thinking about what this means and will be listening to both stories from the Bible and about inspirational people from history and modern day who demonstrate this value, through their actions.
We look forward to a great term
Mrs Conduit and Mrs Massie
|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 Wednesday and on a Thursday. 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