Class 4

Welcome to Class 4’s Page

 

Welcome to the page for all things Class 4, on this page you can stay up to date with all the news that relates to our class, so make sure you keep coming back to check on all the exciting things we get up to.

Class 4 Facts

Learning This Term

This term our key topic is the Ancient Greeks! Below you will find our curriculum maps for the first half term of Summer, alongside our spellings and other key information.

We will continue to use Seesaw for the remainder of the term, as a way to communicate with parents. This will include homework, reminders about upcoming events and photos of your child’s work so that you have an insight into what your child is up to!

Should you have any concerns, or questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email at [email protected]

Reading

In Class 4 we believe that first and foremost, it is important to develop a LOVE of reading. As such, we actively encourage children to read a wide variety of books for pleasure, so that they are readers for life. We do this by researching the most engaging novels, asking the children about the types of books they enjoy and checking their word reading level. We then place these in free choice trays which are appropriate to the range of readers we have in class. With the help of an adult, the children then choose a book which they find most appealing and challenging to read each day in quiet reading time. This might be a non-fiction text about space, or even a graphic novel! The class also love to read the newspaper too, which they receive weekly from First News to keep up with current events.

In addition to this, the children also read in our guided sessions with an adult, this way they are heard reading aloud every week. In Class 4, we use reading VIPERS to help pupils to understand what a good reader looks like, and to help them tackle reading comprehension. VIPERS is an acronym for: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing/Summarising. These are a fabulous way to check understanding at home too, as such, we have attached example questions to ask your child to help support them at home.

In terms of home reading, I believe that enjoyment should be taken in what we read at home too. For some pupils this might simply mean reading the sports section in a newspaper, but for others this might mean reading together. Listening to stories is just as important and is a great opportunity to bond with your child. If you need some suggestions, there are also book ideas to read together below. If this is tricky to find time to do, perhaps try downloading an app such as Audible and listening to a story in the car!

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