With Miss Mcgahan
Welcome back! I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas holidays.
Important class information:
- PE: Lessons will be on a Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It would be appreciated if children could wear their PE kits – White t-shirt, black or navy shorts – to school on a Wednesday (please bring in school uniform to change into after) as they have an early PE lesson.
- Learning logs: Learning logs will be collected on a Thursday morning and returned the next day. Please encourage and support your child to complete an activity of their choice related to our current learning.
- Each week children are expected to complete all homework set on MyMaths
- Spellings will be handed out each week and tested on a Friday. Please help your
child learn them. Children can practice their spellings on the SpellingFrame website. They do not need an account to complete the practice tests.
Here are some wonderful examples of home learning to help spark your imagination:
Topic- Why do we see? Why do we hear?
We will be learning about how our eyes see light and how our ears can hear sounds. This is a science based topic.
We are reading Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. This story will inspire us to write a prediction and a character description. We will also be using our imaginations and creative writing skills to write our very own chapters.
We will also be reading a variety of different styles of poetry and writing our own.
Each week your child will bring home a list of spelling words. Please encourage them to learn these spellings as we will have our spelling tests on a Friday morning.
In maths we will be expanding our knowledge on multiplication and division by solving word problems using bar models. We are also looking at angles and fractions.
All pupils have access to MyMaths. Their personal log in details will be sent home via letter. Please encourage your child to access the website and complete the set homework as this will consolidate their learning in school.
Times tables are a big thing at St. George’s! Times Tables Tiger badges are rewarded to children who can use quick recall for multiplication. Please work with them to practice as the children love to display their badges with pride. Once they have earned all badges for times tables 2-12 they can go for gold!
Our science focus this half term will be coinciding with our topic on sight and sound. We will also be looking at materials and their properties and how they can affect what we see and hear.
This half term we are focusing the beliefs, teaching and symbolism in Hinduism. Do you know how many Hindu Gods there are? Or what the name of this symbol is?
In PE we will be learning to play Hockey visiting coaches on a Wednesday morning. Please come to school in your PE kit.
On Thursdays, Year 4’s will be going swimming while year 3’s are learning Dance & Gymnastics.