Welcome to class 4AP
Welcome to class 4AP’s page. Mr Pratt teaches the class. Here you will find out a little about what is going on in our class this half term.
Our Creative Curriculum topic this half term is about the geography of Italy. We have lots of interesting activities planned for the children such as learning about why Italy is such a popular tourist destination, comparing the climate and population of Italy with the UK and looking at some of the physical and human features and landmarks in Italy.
Our Literacy topic this half term is based on stories with a Fantasy setting. We will be focusing on the novel How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowel. Towards the end of the term, we will also be looking at persuasive texts and techniques that we could use in our writing to make it persuasive. As a class we will be putting a huge effort into making our writing make sense by re-reading it and checking the meaning. We are also making a conscious effort to make sure our handwriting is joined up and letters are formed correctly- ascenders and descenders.
In Mathematics we will be building upon our mental and written skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as looking at decimals, money and time. A lot of work is being put into the presentation in our books. We are trying to be very accurate when answering reasoning questions in order to show our understanding. We will be working hard to learn our times tables for rapid recall in order to prepare for the upcoming Multiplication Test Check.
In Science our topic is sound. We will be identifying how sounds are made and finding patterns between the pitch and volume of different sounds. We will be carrying out a number of experiments related to sound, including making our own sound-proof box.
In music this term we will continue learning to play the clarinet. We will be learning more notes and songs this term in order to practice for our school performance.
In RE this term we will be looking at the similarities and differences between churches. We will hopefully be able to visit our local church and identify the features and compare it to other churches. We will also be looking at other places of worship as well as visiting our local Buddhist temple.
Thank you for visiting our page and reading all about us in 4AP.
Tuesday – PE and dance. Please remove any earrings on this day and ensure the correct P.E. kit is in school.
Friday- Spellings will be given out to learn and there will also be a test every Friday.
Friday- Maths and grammar homework will be given out and should be completed by Friday. This will focus on recapping what has been taught in maths and grammar that week.
At the beginning of term, a creative homework sheet will be given out and this will be based on Italy. Children are encouraged to complete the tasks in any order and to be as creative as possible.
Reading books are needed in school every day! After completing a book the children are to write a comment about the book (what they liked/ disliked and what happened in the book) before they are able to choose a new one. Adults are encouraged to listen to their child read and we welcome any comments written in the reading records. All reading records must be signed before books can be changed.