Spring Bank Primary School

Classes Category

 

Y4 Spring 1

 

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits and trainers in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change.

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Into the Freezer’.

Science – we will be looking at the seasons. How the weather is different in each season and how the day length changes according to the time of year.

Geography – we will be using maps and globes to look at the world. We will focus on being able to name the 7 continents and the oceans and be able to show where they are. We will be focusing on the cold areas of the world and exploring what it is like to live in Antarctica. We will also be collecting weather data and comparing it with Antarctica.

Art / DT – towards the end of the topic the children will design a moving picture that uses cold colours.

PE – Thursday and Friday. This will be a mixture of dance and basketball. We have some PE students that come in to be with us on both days and they will be doing some of the teaching this half term,

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Hawes. They will be looking at how to use data on the computer in computing and ‘Why we care for people’ in RE.

Homework

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.

Can the children find out what is like to live in the coldest parts of the earth?

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

Yours Faithfully,

Caroline Mitchell

 

In topic, Y2 made their own Pudding Lane and recreated how the fire spread.

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Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Samuel Pepys learning all about the Great Fire of London.

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Dear parents and carers,

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

PE

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term. PE will be dance and basketball. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school for indoor and outdoor PE.

Topic

This half term, our topic will be ‘Heroes and Superheroes’. Children will learn all about the different types of heroes we have in our community, linking to geography and history. They will learn about the life of Sir Leonard Hutton, local sporting heroes and how Headingley has changed over time.

Curriculum

In literacy, we will begin by looking at comics and read Traction Man. We will then move onto information texts about superheroes. In maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division. Please support your child in leaning their 2s, 5s and 10s times tables at home. Also please continue to help your child tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Science this half term will be about being healthy. Elena will take the class on Tuesday afternoons, teaching PE and RE.

Homework

This half term’s topic homework will be to research a hero from around the world or bring in some learning they have been doing about superheroes.

Please continue to support your child with their reading. It is essential for your child’s progress in reading that they are reading every night and changing their book in school regularly. Thank you for your continued support.

Your child has access to spelling shed and maths shed. This is an online website that they can access on a computer or tablet to support them with their spelling and arithmetic.

 

Any questions, please come and see me I will be happy to help.

 

Many Thanks

Miss Johnson

 

 

 

Y4 newsletter Autumn Two

 

Year 2 had a great trip to Middleton Railway last week. They enjoyed looking around the museum and going on a ride on a steam train!

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Thursday 12th September 2019

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome to Year 1! We hope that you had a wonderful break, the children have had a great start to the year and are settling in really well. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name, as sometimes the kits can get mixed up!

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign their reading record book. When your child needs a new book they should put their book bag in the box in the classroom when they come in at start of the day and it will be changed. We will remind the children about this system over the next few weeks.

In addition, we will hear the children read in group guided reading sessions at least once a week with books and questions matched to the abilities of each group. We also have volunteers that come into school who will listen to the children read, so please can you ensure that they have their book bag in school everyday.

Our class library day is Monday at lunchtime. The children are able to go and select a book after they have had their lunch before they go out to play.

 

Mornings

In Year 1 and 2 the doors open at 8.55. In order to encourage the children to become more independent and to avoid congestion, we would ask that parents/carers do not come into the cloakroom unless you need to speak to a member of staff. Thank you.

 

End of the day

Please inform a member of Year 1 staff if your child is going home with someone other than yourself, for easier transition at the end of the day.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is “Doctor, Doctor”.

Science – we will be identifying and naming body parts and exploring our senses.

Art – self portraits.

DT – making fruit salads.

History – we will be finding out who Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale were and why they are important people.

 

 

 

Spelling Shed

This year we will be introducing Spelling Shed to the children. This is an app that you can download onto a device and can be used to help with spelling. We will set a spelling list every couple of weeks for the children to work on. These lists may be linked to the sounds that we have been focusing on in class or the key words that we will be learning to spell this year. For GDPR reasons a consent form will be sent home before we can add your child to the programme.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Krissy Killgriff

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