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.
This week we will be focusing on:
Maths-We will be looking at coordinates, translating shapes and solving problems involving money.
Literacy-We will be reading-The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt and The Shaman’s Apprentice- another book by Lynne Cherry. Focusing on asking and answering questions to further our understanding of the lives of tribes living in the Amazon rainforest. Our spelling focus will be tricky or common exception words from the year 3 and 4 curriculum and learning ways to remember them ourselves. See the link below.
Our Grammar focus will be continuing to identify the role of words in a sentence, such as verbs, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners and conjunctions and using these in our own writing. A website the children have enjoyed using to support their grammar learning can be accessed using the link below.
Topic-Alongside our Literacy study, we will be developing our understanding of living in an environment very different from our own, the rain forest.
PE-We will be playing Miss Turpie’s football on Tuesday and Rounders on Thursday. Please remember that children need to bring a change of shoes to wear for p.e.
PSHE-We are learning about self-awareness and understanding our emotions and how they affect others.
Well done to Good to be Green group-Pravanya, Aman, Nezake, Harry, Autumn and Riley-for gaining an amazing 201 marble points over the last two weeks!
Congratulations also go to Mona, Victoria, Aman, Favor and Quresh who all earned merit cards this week.
Please remember the importance of daily reading at home. Your child doesn’t have to read a whole book but regular reading and discussing books with an adult will help your child across all areas of the school curriculum. Please make sure Reading Passports are being completed as there are exciting prizes up for grabs.
We are all looking forward to our year group trip to Kew Gardens on Thursday 25th May. As the weather is particularly changeable at the moment please send your child in comfortable footwear for a day spent mainly outside with a waterproof jacket.
To finish this half term celebrating those children who consistently demonstrate our school’s core values, on Friday 26th May, any child who has ended each day this half term on a green card and has not received a red card will have the chance to watch a film voted for by the class.
This week we will be focusing on:
Maths– We shall be doing some work on mental strategies for division.
Reading and Writing- We shall be reading another book relating to our topic-Rainforest-The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.
PE – This term we will be having both P.E lessons outside, practicing striking and fielding and net and wall games.
RE – We shall be looking our new topic of Sikhism.
Homework this week will be to choose and complete another task from the Rainforest Easter homework selection. Click on the link if you cannot find your paper copy Easter homework
Reading passport challenge – Every child in the school has been given an exciting reading passport to complete. There are exciting prizes to be won. Please encourage your child to take ownership of their passport and strive to complete as many tasks as possible.
Choir – The choir is restarting, please see Mrs Hughes for a letter.
Congratulations to Alfie, Jenny, Olga and Charlie for earning merit cards this week.