Welcome to Pear Class!
Welcome to our very own 'Pear' class page!
We have made a fabulous start to the Year and are looking forward to lots more fun and exciting learning! You can join us on our journey through Year 4, by finding out about our routines, what we do in our lessons, photos of us in action, trips and our work with creative partners here. Make sure you check in regularly!
Reading - This is our big focus. If they can read they can write. Children are encouraged to read for 20 minutes at home each day. Books will be changed when necessary. Could parents please sign reading records after listening to their child.
Homework - Practise TT Rockstars every day! Use personal logins that have been given. Handwriting practise using continuous cursive joins. Read and talk about books. Do own personal projects about the topics we are learning about in class.
Spellings - Spellings will be sent home in a spelling book to learn. The spelling test will be on the following Friday.
PE - Our PE/Games days are on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure children have their full PE kit every day so that we can participate in other sporting/healthy lifestyle activities.
Library Books - Children will be visiting the school library every other Wednesday. They will be allowed to keep their book for two weeks and
bring them back on a Friday ready to choose a new one. Please encourage them to take responsibility.
Water - In our class I allow the children to have a drink throughout the day. It is very important they take their bottles home every day to be washed and bring in fresh water for the next day. Please also send a piece of fruit to enjoy at break time.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
This half term is going so well. We have been learning about electricity in science and making our own 'Alarm Systems' in DT. We have also been looking at the amazing contributions made by scientists like Michael Faraday who is known as the 'Father of Electricity.' We discussed renewable energy and carried out our own investigation to determine which material was the best to make a wind catcher. In history, we have been learning about 'The Indus Valley Civilization.' We were amazed to learn that 4,500 years ago they invented toilets that flushed!! All these facts have inspired us to produce amazing 'historical narratives.' We will also be indulging in an afternoon of Indus Food! Yum!
Most importantly we have been discussing how we can be the very best of people and how we as individuals can help those around us. We believe that change comes from within. Anti-bullying week has been a great success in Pear Class and we loved the workshop, where we got the opportunity to do role play and discuss physical, verbal and cyber bullying. To all this we say a BIG no! Take a look at some of the photos of our journey so far.