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Class Four

Autumn 1

Welcome back after what we hope was a restful and fun-filled summer.

Our first topic of this school year will be A Child's War we will be learning all about World War 2 including the life of an evacuee, code breaking, the Blitz, the Holocaust, information about local soldiers and much more. Our class reading will be based on stories focusing on war time; we will concentrating our reading studies on Once, and reading for pleasure When the Sky Falls. In addition to these books I have created a list of books that link perfectly to A Child's War - see how many of them you can read. 


In English we will be looking at letter writing, speeches and diary writing. 


The main focus in Maths this half term will be place value followed by effectively and efficiently using the four calculations to solve problems.


Science will allow us to study materials, their properties and how they change. 


Our Routes to Resilience words for this half term are Confidence, Resilience and Curiosity.


We will be focusing on our Christian Value of Thankfulness.


PE lessons will usually take place on a Monday and a Friday, but this may change so please ensure that you have your full PE kit in school everyday.


We are really excited to launch our new Reading Scrapbook, the children will have the opportunity to create a page in the scrapbook about a book that they have read and enjoyed so that they can inspire others to read it.




Books for Topics

Internet Safety


As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.


Top tips on how to stay safe online.


Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 8-10 looking at staying safe online.

Thinkuknow 8-10s

Had fun playing Band Runner? Now watch Sam, Ellie and Alfie continue their adventures in the Play Like Share films. The films will help you learn more about staying safe online.