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Class Four

Autumn 2 

Welcome back after what we hope was a restful half term.

Having kept our studies local last half term with our Allotment topic this term we are going much further afield to Mexico.  Our topic Hola Mexico! will lead us to study the culture and traditions of Mexico including, dance, food, festivals and The Maya.  We will be launching our topic with an afternoon of Salsa dancing!


In English we will be looking at poetry, myths and legends and report writing.  We will be moving our reading studies from The Boy at the Back of the Class to Holes, and continuing to read for pleasure.


Having focused on place value and the four operations in Autumn 1 we will be using those skills to help us to calculate and problem solve with fractions and decimals.


Science will allow us to study light and investigate not only how it travels but the effects of moving light sources and shadows. 


We will be utilising our fabulous school grounds to undertake Forest Schools on a Friday. All children will need to bring appropriate clothing in, including wet weather gear as we will be out in all weathers.


Our Routes to Resilience words for this half term are Happy, Tolerant and Positive which add to the values of Confidence, Resilience and Curiosity that we focused on last half term.


We will be focusing on our Christian Value of Consideration.


This half term also allows us to further focus on all of our values as we think about Anti-Bullying Week and how we use the skill of kindness in everything we do at school.




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.