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Year 4/5: Fig Class Mrs Geraghty

Hello and welcome to Fig!

For information about our learning, please click on the 'Reading-Inspired Curriculum' tab under Key Information.

Here's a few additional pieces of information for you:

 

In Maths, we will be using a range of fluency and reasoning tasks with the aim of achieving mastery in Place Value and Number. The children will be learning to understand and recognise the value of every numerical digit, to find more or less than a given number, to compare numbers and solve practical problems. We will also cover rounding, interpreting negative numbers and Roman Numerals as well as securing addition and subtraction using column method consistently and accurately.

 

Times Table Superheroes…Fig Class will be undertaking the three minute daily maths challenge! Each week the children will focus on a particular times table (from 3-12 and sometimes two combined) to complete as many calculations as they can. The calculations can be in column or sentence format and as multiplication, division (the inverse of multiplication) or a mixture of the two. The concept is that the children challenge themselves to know their times tables off by heart leading to faster recall when using factors increasing their mathematic fluency and ability. This is also important preparation for children in Year 4 as the government will be rolling out their new Times Table test later this year.

 

In English we will be developing our knowledge and application of Speech, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in accordance with the National Curriculum guidelines. 

 

Spelling will be based on ‘spelling families’ eg –augh, –tious with the children developing their understanding of vocabulary using definitions as it is important that children have the ability to use synonyms and realise the power of our language and semantics.

 

Please encourage your children to read a wide range of books at home and nurture a love of reading for pleasure by talking about and sharing what they are reading.

 

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://resources.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

 

Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn for all KS2 subjects

  • PE Days for Fig are Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Swimming starts on Monday 4 November 2019
  • Always ensure your child brings their PE kit on Monday and leaves it at school until Friday when it can be taken home to be washed. Thank you.
  • Children should bring their reading book(s) everyday into school and do please ask your child’s teacher if your child requires additional books to read. Although the child may have a reading record book, there is no expectation that these are completed by the class teacher or teaching assistants. They are provided to enable communication about the child’s reading between parent/carer and class teacher if needed. Do not feel the need to comment yourself daily.
  • Homework is now limited to reading, spelling and times tables. Homework should be completed in short focused bursts – we know that it can become stressful and if we can support you in any way, please let your child’s class teacher know. In addition, if you have any problems accessing TTRockStars or SpellingShed do contact us.

 

A list of brilliant books that explore lots of different themes that you and your child could share together.

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Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig

Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  1 BcL500 award winners
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  2 Enjoying Steve Bowkett's stories
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  3 Inspired by the power of stories
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  4 Interpreting Christian art
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  5 Year 5 winners
Award winners, author visits and loving learning in Fig  6 Receiving awards

Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results)

Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 1
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 2
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 3
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 4
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 5
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 6
Making Volcanoes! (see above for the final results) 7

Author Steve Bowkett sharig techniques with Fig children

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