Welcome to Nimrod Class. Our class teacher is Mrs Stevenson.
Our author of the half term is Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry books). We are looking at the Horrid Henry series, summarising stories and writing book blurbs. Our English texts are The Velveteen Rabbit and The Magic Box. We are using these texts as a stimulus for reading and writing and will be looking at a range of writing genres.
We are focusing on reading for pleasure, having quiet reading time daily. (It is still important that children have opportunities to read at home and share stories with an adult). Many children will be using the Accelerated Reader Scheme where they choose books appropriate to their comprehension ability, read these and then take a ‘quiz’ to test their understanding.
We are starting the term by consolidating the children’s knowledge of place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The pupils will be involved in the National times table test at the end of Year 4 where they will be tested on their rapid recall of times tables up to 12×12. Any support which you can give your child with times tables will be very valuable.
Our new topic is all about electricity
. We will be finding out:
- how to make a basic circuit
- how to incorporate a switch designed to open and close a circuit
- facts about electricity and where it comes from
For a range of video clips and resources from the BBC Bitesize website: click here
Lexia is continuing to help with the pupils Literacy skills through reading, spelling and answering comprehension questions. The children are finding it enjoyable and are making some good progress after the initial assessments were made and allows us to find their gaps and help fill them so they can have a better chance meeting the targets that have been set for each child to achieve by the end of the year academically.
P.E. for Nimrod Class is on a Monday after play. Please ensure all jewellery is removed for P.E. and that pupils have their P.E. kit in all week in case of additional sessions.
Homework is set on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday. (Please see the class pages for more details).