This week we explored Odysseus’ journey, focusing on expanded noun phrases in English and building our vocabulary through the story of Odysseus and the Sirens. We also read Arachne’s myth and reflected on how her smug attitude meant that she became disliked by the gods and she was turned into a spider! During these guided reading lessons, we tried to predict what would happen next in the story based on key clues in the text.
In Maths we focused on bridging 1000 through number lines, partitioning and mental addition. Please see the worksheets for this week here:
- English – Based around the epic, The Odyssey, we’ll be exploring Odysseus journey to return to Ithaca. Our focus will be on using varied sentence openers.
- Maths – We will be continuing with place value and we will now look at the place value of 4 digit numbers.
- Guided Reading – We will focus on vocabulary and contextual understanding of Greek myths and will be focusing on King Midas. If you want you can listen to different Ancient Greek myths and legends Greek myths and legends
- Topic – We will be using our designs of ancient Greek pots to make them out of clay this week. We can’t wait!
- Science – We will be studying the works of Socrates and how he approached scientific questions.
- PSHE – We will be focusing on mental health in preparation for mental health day on October 10th. Please see this poster: Heads together poster
- Handwriting – This week our focus is introducing diagonal joins from p, no ascender: pu, po, pe. Our spelling words are: purpose, punishment, suppose, possession, experience, disappear.
Key Information for Year 4:
- Diversity Strategy photo: thank you for your family photographs they are looking wonderful on display! Please send in a photo if you haven’t already. If you aren’t able to print a photo just email it to enquiries and we will print it off.
P.E. for Amazon: Mondays and Wednesdays
- P.E. for Nile: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- P.E. for Thames: Mondays and Thursdays
- As the weather is now getting colder the children need warm clothes in their PE kits: a navy blue jumper, long navy blue tracksuit bottoms and appropriate trainers/shoes.
- Reading books please return them by Friday (not necessarily of that week if you are not finished). We are aiming to change reading books by Tuesday each week. Please make a note in your child’s reading records if you notice that their current book band is not offering the appropriate level of challenge, so we can consider changing it.
- Please can we ask you to provide snack for your child and ensure they always have a water bottle in school. Children in KS2 should bring their own snack, we suggest fresh fruit or chopped vegetables (e.g. carrots). Packaged snacks (e.g. YoYo Bears) are not permitted, nor are items containing nuts. We have a no nut policy in school.