4BM 2017 - 2018
Welcome to 4BM
Welcome to 4BM's class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework.
My name is Miss Moulton and I am new to Offley this year. Last year, I completed my teacher training in another primary school within Cheshire East. In my spare time I enjoy walking, singing and drama. I love musical theatre and have seen over 20 different shows by both professional and amateur theatre groups.
This half term we will be continuing to answer our Project based learning question which is the basis for our curriculum work. Our main question which will encompass history, music, art, literacy, geography and some science is: Were our ancestors happier in the Stone and Iron Age; how did they survive? Our history covers the Stone to Iron Age; geography is settlements and trade; in music the children will be composing their own music; in art they will be creating cave art; science will focus on nutrition and in English the children will be writing adventure stories and instructions. Our main English text will be the Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. I have attached a curriculum map to give you a broader insight into the curriculum this year.
In Maths the children will be learning about place value; counting in blocks; the four number operations and area/perimeter. We will be focussing on fluency, reasoning and applying skills.
PE is on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Clarkson, where possible PE will be outdoors so please ensure the children have their outdoor PE kit in school. This term Mrs Clarkson will be focusing on skills within Netball and Hockey.
Every week I will post an update and add spellings and homework when applicable. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me through the school office or on the playground before and after school.
Weekly update 10.11.17:
This week we have had a fantastic week in 4BM. I have been wowed by the children’s effort both inside and outside school; 14 children have passed their time tables test. We have had many different events going on within school this week including; Parents Evening, Odd Sock day and Children in Need. Thank you parents/guardians for your donations and effort in supporting all of these events it has been much appreciated. Below I have attached an image of some of the children in their Children in Need non-uniform day outfits.
As you may be aware, we have begun a new reading programme in KS2. The children have received a letter with the information which explains the programme. There is further information on the ‘Accelerated Reader’ page of the website.
Times Table Rock Stars:
The children have been set up with a TT rock stars account this is a website which allows the children to practice their times tables. Further information about the website as well as children’s log on details has been sent home via a letter.
This week in English, we have begun to look in more detail at our new unit of writing diary entries. We have been highlighting the key features of diary entries and analysing them in more detail. Particularly, we have focused on: fronted adverbials, a range of conjunctions, paragraphs, and apostrophes to show plural possession. Next week, we will be beginning to write our imitation of the 'Cave Mans Diary'. The children will be writing the diary entry from the perspective of the boy from the story 'Stone Age Boy'. The children are already very familiar with this story from our unit on adventure stories; we should have some fantastic pieces of writing by the end of the week.
In Maths, this week we have finished off our block of learning which involved subtraction. We then moved on to applying both our addition and subtraction knowledge into problem solving. Initially, the children found it difficult to break the question down into its key parts and work out what they had to do. After some time, the children began to find ways of representing and breaking down each of the question to make the problem easier to solve. Next week, we will be continue to work on problem solving strategies.
This week we have begun looking at the mouth in more detail. In particular this week we looked at the types and functions of the teeth. Next week, we will be continuing to look in more detail at teeth and discussing their importance in our everyday lives.
Project Based Learning
This week in project based learning the children have been planning and organising their final project pieces. The children will then be completing their final project piece based on the research and knowledge the children have gained throughout the topic. Each child is in a group and will work together to create their own mini exhibition based on one of the areas of learning. The museum event will be on the Thursday 30th November 2017, from 14:00-15.15.
For parent’s information: Swimming will again be on Monday, the children will be taken to the swimming pool by myself Mrs Walters and Mrs Robson. Please ensure that all children bring in their high visual jackets and swimming wear. We do walk to the swimming pool so if you can ensure that all children also have a waterproof coat with them just in case the weather turns.
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