1st Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year from all the 4M team
Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Well, 4M will be finding out as our topic this half term is all based around the Romans. We will be learning about the Roman Empire, the Army, key figures from the period and how many of their inventions and ideas still affect us today.
This half term, the children will learn about:
English – Persuasive writing (letters), Newspaper writing & Diary Writing
Spellings – ssion, sion, cian suffixes
Punctuation - apostrophes for possession, Commas, dashes or brackets for extra information.
Maths – Multiplication & Division, Area and Fractions
Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested on the following Tuesday. Maths homework may vary between worksheets handed out or assignments set on Prodigy Maths.
Other items to remember:
P.E. is on Tuesday so please ensure that your child has a P.E. kit in school on this day. Your child should have a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging pants and trainers (pumps should only be worn for gymnastics).
Each child will have a day when they will read to either Mr Drinkwater or myself. However, it is VERY IMPORTANT that your child has their book in school every day. House points are given for children having their book in school AND having a dated signature to say they have read at home. You should continue to read with your child on a regular basis and ask questions about what has been read (A question sheet has been given to all children to take home with ideas for questions). It is not necessary to read the entire book in one night. Rather, it is more beneficial to read 2 or 3 pages, or a chapter in larger books, and then discuss what they have read, taking the opportunity to find out the meaning of unfamiliar words or concepts. It is expected that children will change their reading books AT LEAST once every 2 weeks.
Please ensure that class members are regularly attending school and are only off if absolutely necessary. Repeated time off results in members missing out on lots of learning and falling behind their peers.
Should you wish to discuss your child's progress or any issues, it would be helpful if you could see me AFTER school.