Welcome to Southwark Bridge Class
A warm welcome to Southwark Class children, parents and carers.
Our Southwark team are:
Class teacher-Miss Oasgood
Class teaching assistants - Mrs Glenn & Miss Griffiths
Please feel free to write us a note in your child’s homework diary, come and talk to us after school any day or phone the school to speak to us directly if there is anything you wish to discuss concerning your child.
Recommended reading books for Year 4:
- A wide selection of quality books have been purchased for this class this year and your child is encouraged to take home a book every day. Each time you sign to show your child has read at home, they will receive a marble towards their team jar. The team with the most marbles at the end of the week will be crown team of the week!
- Homework will be set on Friday and due in the following Friday unless stated otherwise on the homework (A longer time will be set for projects)
- Spellings will be learnt at school and tested on Mondays. Please click on link: school-links-spellingjournalyear4southwark-1
- In your child’s homework diary, they will have a green stamp at the end of each day to show they are following our school’s ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour policy. If they do not get a green stamp it is because they have not ended the day on a green card or have received a red card during the day. You will be notified by text if a red card consequence has occurred.
Southwark Class Update wk beginning 10th July
Quick reminder that in this warmer weather your child will still be outside daily for play times and P.E lessons so sunhats and sunglasses as well as sun cream are essential.
Unfortunately, there will be no more class books sent home until next term as we have had a spate of books being returned to our book corner in terrible states-some shockingly with swear words written on them and many ripped. As you know more than £600 was spent on brand new books for Southwark class in September. If your child has any class books at home please can they be returned by the end of this week (14.7.17) so we can stock take.
Literacy-For the last two weeks we will be studying the book-How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell focusing in on identifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these as well as drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
Our grammar focus will be pronouns, modal verbs and subordinating conjunctions.
Maths-We will be refining our written multiplication and division methods to support the transition to year 5.
Science-We will be continuing our electricity unit, focusing on electrical safety.
D&T-We will be beginning to make our night lights.
P.E-We will be continuing to practise tennis and rounders.
P.S.H.E-We will be beginning our transition unit-Changes getting ready for the new academic year.
Thank you parents for the fantastic support during Healthy Week especially for contributing so many breakfast foods from around the World for our breakfast on Wednesday. We had so much food we had breakfasts on Thursday and Friday too! The children thoroughly enjoyed all the different active activities and were all commended during Friday’s merit assembly for their excellent engagement and participation. Well done Southwark class!
Back to normal this week although as we all found the mile a day so beneficial to our concentration and moods as well as the obvious health benefits of doing an hour of physical activity a day we will be introducing Mile Mondays into our weekly timetable.
This week Southwark class will be:
Maths-We will be focusing on geometry-position and direction as well as revising symmetry.
Literacy-We will be planning and writing a non-fiction recount of our activities during Healthy Week. Children will be specifically working on editing and improving their writing.
Science/D&T-We will continue designing our night lights focusing on building circuits to include switches this week.
P.E- On Tuesday we will be continuing our net and wall unit-Nimble nets learning how to drop and hit the ball using the correct hand grip. On Thursday we will be beginning our athletics unit called-Young Olympians learning the pull technique for throwing and how to safely throw and retrieve throwing apparatus.
Important information/ dates
Monday 19th June-Croydon athletics (BOYS)
Tuesday 20th June-Croydon athletics (GIRLS)
Wednesday 21st June-Croydon athletics FINALS
Tuesday 27th June: Whole school photo at Whitgift School
Tuesday 11th July: KS1 Sports Day
Thursday 20th July: Last day for children