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Welcome to CS Lewis Class!

 

We are Year 4 pupils and our class teacher is called Mr Hopkins. Our lovely teaching assistants are called Mrs Gosal and Miss Treacy. We all work hard and try our very best. We follow the School Code and make sure that we are kind to everyone.

 

We do PE on Tuesdays and Fridays but it is best if PE kits are kept in school for the whole term. That way we are able to do extra PE easily if we want to. Kits can then be taken home for a wash at half term.

Remember, school PE kit is:

 

  • plain white T-shirt
  • plain black shorts
  • daps or trainers
  • plain black joggers and a warm fleece for outdoor PE in the colder weather
  • no earrings (please remove studs or provide tape to cover)

 

Please bring your reading book and record book into school every day and take it home again each evening. Part of the ongoing home learning is to read daily. It is really important for parents / carers / older siblings to hear children read as often as possible and talk about the book - this is still important even though your child is a fantastic fluent reader! Don't forget to keep track of your home reading in the book provided, as this will earn you merits and entry into our Golden Book! If you read 5 times at home per week, you will receive 2 merits.

 

Keep an eye on this page for updates and information about our class.

 

Term 1

This term our theme is CS Lewis – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We will be enjoying this amazing book while improving our own writing skills! In French, we will be revisiting the vocabulary we learnt in Year 3 and learning how to greet one another and respond in French as well as learning the colours and numbers to 20. We continue to use our PSHE scheme (Personal, Social, Health Education) - called SCARF (Safety - Caring - Achievement - Resilience - Friendship). This term, we focus on friendship and keeping healthy. This scheme covers all areas of personal and social education as well as developing British values.

Curriculum Meeting Information for Parents

Term 2

 

In Term 2 our topic will be Can We Live More Sustainably? We will have a non-fiction focus in English where we will be exploring this question further and producing adverts and leaflets to persuade people to live more sustainably. We will also be trialing a Read, Write, Perform unit of work which will be based on Information Texts about wild animals who are in danger of losing their habitats. This unit of work will help to improve our inference and deduction skills, allow us to become sophisticated writers and even give us the opportunity to produce our very own David Attenborough style documentaries - we can't wait! In Maths we will be focusing on Measurement and Multiplication & Division as well as consolidating all the skills we have been learning since the start of the year.   We continue to use our PSHE scheme (Personal, Social, Health Education) - called SCARF (Safety - Caring - Achievement - Resilience - Friendship). This term, we focus on Healthy Relationships. This scheme covers all areas of personal and social education as well as developing British values. Please see the Term 2 Overview document on our class page for a more detailed week-by-week break down.

 

As ever, we would welcome as many home projects as possible this term - we were blown away by the quality of those produced in Term 1 and it would be lovely to see every child produce at least one project at some point in the year.

Week 2 Blog by Lily-May and Riley G

 

So far this term we have learnt lots of things. First, we talked about our new topic called 'How Can We Live More Sustainibly?'. We thought about ideas such as: recycling, using less plastic, walking or riding to school instead of driving and using less electricity. We have also been learning about palm oil and rainforest destruction.

 

We have had our first swimming session and have been put in to our swimming groups for the term. Surprisingly, only 3 children got the deep end!

 

Amazingly, we got a chance to go in the Life Bus and see Harold, Kiki and Derek. The life Bus taught us how to live healthily and have a more balanced diet. Harold and his friends went to a theme park and Harold went on a ride that took him to another planet where everyone and everything everyone does is the same. Harold (and us) learnt a valuable lesson: everyone is different and that is good because if we were all the same, life would be pretty boring and annoying.

 

We have enjoyed telling you all about our first 2 weeks back at school!

Week 4 Blog by Cairon and Jaymii-Leigh

 

So this last couple of weeks we have done lots of fun things such as singing for the KS2 Christmas show at the church. We've learnt 7 songs! We've even learnt some songs in Latin and classical songs so that we can sing in Ladyfield Church in Chippenham.

 

In class we have been learning about wildlife and sustainability. Sustainability is all about how to be eco-friendly and protect the planet. Being eco-friendly is really important in Lewis class. It is important because animals are going to be extinct if we don't look after the planet so please help them!

 

Swimming is very important to us too and our last swim will be Monday 10th December.

 

Sadly, the Santa Run had to be cancelled because of the weather but it might be happening this |Friday (14th December) instead so make sure that children wear a Christmas themed jumper, a woolly hat, jogging bottoms and trainers.

 

Next week we can't wait to watch the KS1 Nativity!

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