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 01.1018 - Spellings - Automobile, Autograph, Autobiography, Autocue, Automatic, Autopilot

Weekly Attendance - 15.10.2018 - 92.1% - Remember to turn up and be on time! This week has been our lowest yet this year and I am disappointed that we have not yet won the attendance award. Let's dig deep for next week #

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 (Netball with Miss Walker) and Friday afternoon (Target Games). 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

 

This half term in literacy, we will be looking at the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella and writing a narrative to go alongside this. The children will then write, independently, their own version of the stories making changes to characters and settings. In addition to this we will be investigating the text Oliver and the Seawigs and looking at non-chronological reports about the water cycle.

 

Below is The Blue Umbrella film clip;

Maths

This half term, we will be doing lots of work about place value, which means understanding the value of each digit in a number and homeworks will consolidate this learning. We will also be investigating methods of adding, subtracting and multiplication as well as introducing the children to new concepts such as decimal numbers.

Autumn Term Topic: Wonderful Water

This half term we will be exploring the topic ‘Wonderful Water’. Children will be carrying out a range of cross curricular learning through this topic and will have opportunities to produce some fantastic science work all about states of matter. We will investigate the water cycle and look at rivers and seas around the UK. On our trip to Ewden Water Centre, Sheffield we will do some additional learning about water in another country.

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.