Welcome to Class 4JB 2019-2020
with Mrs Barber, Mrs Simmons & Mrs Newman
Autumn Term 2019
I hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday so far and you are ready for your first term in Class 4JB! This term there will be plenty of exciting things to look forward to. Our main topic this term is history based and we will be learning all about the 'Smashing Saxons and Vicious Vikings'.
Our novel study this term is ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo and there will be opportunities to explore the novel through drama, reading and writing. Some of our other topic areas are: Science- sound and electricity; DT- Designing and making an Anglo-Saxon settlement; Art- Sketching and painting; Music- Orchestra every Friday, learning to play either a violin or cello; Spanish- every week with Senora Simmons, RE & PSHE lessons; PE- Cross Country, Hockey, Dance, Fitness & Matball. Please remember to bring the correct PE kit to school (including trainers) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you wear earrings, you must be able to remove these for PE lessons or come to school without wearing them as staff are not permitted to remove earrings.
You will be taking a letter home with you about homework in 4JB and this includes: reading, learning a times table given to you by Mrs Barber (children are expected to know all of their times tables confidently by the end of Y4) learning weekly spellings and activities related to our topics which are handed in on a fortnightly basis. Homework standards have always been very high in 4JB and I'm sure you will also do a fantastic job with this too!
I'm looking forward to an exciting term with you!
Meet Leo, our learning lion who is looking forward to spending time with you over the year if you are our 'Star of the Week'.
Each week I will choose a 'star of the week' based on good behaviour, work and attitude. The star of the week will have the opportunity to take Leo home for the weekend to look after him so he doesn't get lonely in the classroom. They can also complete his diary describing his exciting adventures.