Rossington St Michael's C of E Primary School, Sheepbridge Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0EZ

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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

NEW HOMEWORK AND SPELLINGS 05.11.2018 - New homework due in 25.11.2018 - About, Back, Boy, Came, First, Half, Him, Jump, Really, With

Weekly Attendance -25.11.2018 - 94.6% Well done, 3 days at 100% consecutive. Well Done!

Welcome to 4W - Ready, Respectful, Safe!

 Class Teacher: Mr M Walker

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Taylor

 

Hello! Welcome to our class page. One this page you are able to view class information such as daily timetable and routines, pictures of our class events and trips, information about our learning and any FAQs.This is a space to celebrate the children's achievements and show off the amazing things the children do every day at school.

 

Class Charter

During the first week of term, as a class we decided on the values and rules that we believe are important, in order for us to be outstanding learners. We agreed to;

  • Use our listening skills to listen carefully to each other,
  • Keep noise levels down whilst working,
  • Welcome new people,
  • Use manners,
  • Not to fight,
  • Respect each other,
  • Persevere with learning,
  • Not to answer back,
  • Not to bully each other,
  • Help keep each other safe,
  • Be ready to learn and accept challenges.

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Important Information

Physical Education - Our PE days this year are Thursday afternoon (Orienteering with Miss Walker) and Friday afternoon (Dance). Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school for these days, which should include appropriate outdoor clothing. Jewellery must not be worn for PE, if earrings can come out they should be, however, if they can't be removed then plasters (supplied from home) should be worn. Unfortunately, we are unable to help children remove jewellery or place plasters on.

 

Homework -  Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Wednesday. If children do not complete or make an attempt to do the homework or forget to bring the completed one in, as with all other classes across the school, children will be required to stay in at break and complete this.

 

Reading at home -  On a Monday, we will check all children's reading records for evidence of reading at home, an adult will need to sign the reading record to show that this has taken place. A bookmark, has been placed inside the children's reading record to help question the children as they read text.

 

Active Learn and Times-tables - The Active Learn maths online platform, will have lots of engaging games assigned to the children's user accounts for them to access throughout the year. Their username and passwords have been written down in the front of their reading record on a sticker. Should they need reminding throughout the year, the children should simply ask for their details again. By the end of year 4, children are expected to know and recall all table facts up to the 12 times-tables. Children should use Times-Table Rockstars to practise and schedules have been assigned for them to practise the ones they have shown need developing. Links below

Spelling

Below is a list of words from the National Curriculum. These are words that can be tricky to spell but with support, the children by the end of Lower Key Stage 2, should be able to spell. Please use this list to support and add to the spelling words sent home each week. Simple activities like reading, covering and writing the word, then comparing the two spellings, can be effective. In addition to the spelling list below, I have also included a Complex Speed Sounds Chart, these are all the sounds and ways of making such sounds which should aid with spelling.

 

English

 

During Autumn 2, we will be looking at the features of Fairy Tales and adapting well known tales to create alternative endings, as well as, reading them from a different perspective. Whilst learning about Fairy Tales, we will focus in on one character, the Wolf and how his backstory and continual failures in the stories might lead to him making better choices.  Later on in the half term, we will recount the Battle of Hastings from the point of view of a Soldier diary, using what we have learnt in topic sessions.

Below, I have attached some examples of fairy tales that we will be using. These could be used as some home reading and would give the children more insight into how to structure a fairy tale.

Maths

During Autumn 2, we will be developing the children's knowledge learnt this half term. We will be furthering our knowledge of the place value grid, as well as investigatig what happens when we multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. Children will continue to receive maths homework weekly and should be accessing Times-table Rockstars at home. There are Active Learn games already assigned to the childrens' accounts.

In Stops! Maths, where we investigate mathmatical concepts, searching for solutions and patterns, the children will be continuing this but by using trial and error.

 

Autumn 2 Topic: The Normans

In this topic, we follow on from the children's historical journey, which started last year. We will look at The Normans and William the Conquerer, who beat King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This will be a memorable date which the children should remember. We will investigate Norman churches, the Norman way of life and a day in the life of a Norman. We will investigate the Norman timeline and produce work about why the Normans chose to invade Britannia. The children will reproduce snippets of the Bayeux Tapestry, as well as furthering their knowledge of the French language.

 

In addition to our topic sessions, we will be learning all about human digestions in Science and how the body is able to break up food in order for us to get nutritional value from it and why food is so important to us.

Ewden Trip

On Tuesday 18th September, we visited Ewden Water Centre, Sheffield. We had a great time learning all about the water cycle, how water is treated to keep us safe and then how important water is in other parts of the world. We investigated what it was like to live in Ethiopia, with limited water and found out that if the World was made of 24 people, 10 would not have access to clean, safe drinking water.

Whilst learning about how water is treated, we met a number of 'nasties' that the water is treated for whilst at Ewden, which included an incredible amount of peat. During the treatment tour, we learnt new words such as 'floc' and 'coagulent'. One part of the process, linked really well to our science learning, where we put raisins in lemonade to see what the effect would be of the gas trapped inside. Ewden, uses a similar method to get rid of the 'nasties' and continue the filtration process.

We also found out about the WaterAid pledge, which is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. In order to learn more, we examined the diary of a young Ethiopian girl called Ferhiwot, she told us in a video she has to travel 4 miles to collect water to drink each. However, this water is dirty and contaminated, we will continue to examine her story during our comprehension lessons.

 

Did you know...

  1. It take approximately 3 hours for water go through the treatment centre,
  2. 1% of the World's water (in various states) is drinkable,
  3. A running tap uses upto 9 litres of water per minute,
  4. 70% of the Earth is water.

Worries and Concerns

For little worries or concerns, please feel free to catch me at the door at drop off or pick up or send a note with reading record s. If you have something urgent or needs a little more time, then please feel free to contact the main office and leave a message or use the main school email address.