Year 4 – Monet – Mr Alabie
Welcome to Monet Class!
Welcome to Year four (Monet), this is where the excitement begins. It is the beginning of the second half of Primary school and it definitely going to be a memorable one at Greenmount Primary School. Year 4 team (Mr. Alabie and Mrs. Chambers) are all looking forward to enjoying learning about you and working with you over the next year.
Over the next year, we will be working hard to ensure you are adequately equipped with all the knowledge you need to be ready for your final third (Year 5 and 6), at Greenmount Primary School.
There are lots of activities that have been planned throughout the year and I know you are all eager and looking forward to the different trips we will be going on, to aid our learning at school.
The Year 4 team is working on a creative curriculum whereby our entire topic across different subject has a particular link to a specific text. Our text for this autumn term is ‘Where my wellies take me…’ by Michael Morpurgo and “A walk in London – by Salvatore Rubbino
This rich text has specific links to English (Poetry, Recounts, and Reports, Diary entry, Biography), Maths (Statistics, Counting, Place value, Shapes etc.), Science (Habitat and Digestive system), and Topic (Ancient Egypt, Regions, Algorithms, Sketches, and Singing etc.)
The team is ready; we believe you are all ready as well for one of the most exciting year (2017/2018) at Greenmount Primary School.
Class teacher – Mr. Alabie
Learning Support Assistant – Mrs. Chambers
The class will have up to two hours of PE a week. These sessions will be on a Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. The Thursday session will be led by our sports coach Mr. Harris. Please, make sure that the correct PE kit is in school during these times. It is also important that during this cold winter, the children have their jumpers as well.
Spelling, Multiplication Tables, and Homework:
Each child will receive up to 10 spellings to learn each week. These will be taken home every Thursday and the children are tested the following Friday. Please, help your child to practice these regularly, write them in sentences on their spelling sheet, through identifying them in their reading books, dictation, and spelling-bee (making it fun and exciting). The homework books with completed spelling sheet and any other task should be returned to school on the following Tuesday after.
Children will be practicing their multiplication tables every day in the form of the ‘Rock Star Challenge.’ Our aim is for the children to increase their fluency and quick recall of the timetable facts.
Homework is set weekly and this Autumn term, we are focusing on our arithmetic skills and comprehension skills. There are other practice activities the children have requested for and I will endeavor to make this available as well.
WHERE MY WELLIES TAKE ME…
A local walk to Holy Cross Church in Binstead:
The children set out with a clear purpose; they noted several things they saw along the way. This is going to be the impetus for their writing as well as all other areas of their learning.
Please visit our page as often as the children will be sharing where their wellies take them with you.
Pictures of our walk are hereunder: