Welcome to Deer Class
Our teacher is Mrs Lavender-Mitchell. Mrs Jackson and Mrs O'Connell also work in our class.
Autumn Term - The Romans
Spring Term - What's under your skin?
Summer Term - Miracles and Wonders
Our concept maps can be found on this class page.
Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading records and signed by an adult. In addition, they should be encouraged to read independently as much as possible. When reading with them it is helpful to ask them questions on what they have read to check their understanding and develop their inference and deduction skills. The children alos have Bug Club so they can read online. Children receive various rewards for reading at home. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and diaries will need to be in school every day.
Our class is now reading Romans on Rampage by Jeremy Strong.
This year, we are focusing on the basic skills for homework. As previously mentioned, the children are expected to read at home 3 or more times a week.
Children will also be sent home with a spelling pattern to learn each week or fortnight. Whilst the children will be given some words to learn which fit this pattern, it would be great if you could encourage them to find other words which fit the same spelling pattern. They will be asked to spell as many words as they can remember on Fridays.
Children must also complete a page in their multiplication and division weekly. The teacher will direct them as to which times table they need to be practising.
If your child would like to do any additional tasks these can be found on Purple Mash.
Homework is monitored and team points are awarded for completing it.
•Please practise times tables regularly with your child. Year 4 are expected to know up to their 12 times tables by the end of the year. This year, there is also a National online test for Year 4 children to test their times tables. This will taken in the second half-term of Summer. Each child has a TTRS password and should access the website regularly.
Water and snack
•Please supply your child with a named water bottle containing plain water to drink in the classroom.
•Snacks are no longer supplied in KS2 so it is a good idea to send your child to school with a healthy snack to get them through until lunch.
•During the year the children will be taught outside PE by Mrs Clark and Mrs Guilfoyle as well as a variety of lessons by their class teacher, including dance and gymnastics.
•Due to the fact that the PE timetable will change half termly we ask that if your child is unable to take their earrings out by themselves, that they do not wear them to school. We are not allowed to remove earrings and if a child is wearing earrings and unable to take them out they will unfortunately not be able to participate in the PE lesson.
•Children will be expected to attend in their school PE kit on both PE days.