Class 4

Welcome to Class 4! Croeso i Dosbarth 4!

Teacher:  Mrs Xiberras           Teaching Assistant: Mrs Drane 

Summer Term 2024  

Our value this half term is 'Respect'.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Luke 6:31 

 

Our Creative Habit of Mind this half term is Imaginative Izzy. 

 

Our context this term is all about bees and sustainability.

Our enquiry question is "Why are bees brilliant?"

We will begin our context with a visit from a local beekeeper who will be telling us all about bee-keeping and why bees are so important.  We will then be having a movie afternoon, watching Bee Movie to help us consider the global importance of bees.

In our context we will be learning about 

*  The types of bees and the anatomy of bees

* How bees pollinate

*  What bees need to survive

*  Why bees are so important to our environment

*  The dangers that they face, including intensive farming and pesticides

*  How we can be sustainable and protect bees in our local environment and globally

 

We will exit our context by creating a bee friendly garden.

 

P.E. 

Our PE day is currently THURSDAY - please wear your PE kit to school every Thursday.  PE kit is a white polo shirt (or your house colour) and grey or black shorts/joggers & trainers.   Plain kits please, no patterns or large logos.

Reading books

Reading books: every child has a reading book from our class library and are now allowed to take them home to read.  Your home reading book can be changed whenever necessary.  

New Doodle Maths!

Practice maths for 10 minutes a day on Doodle Maths to make great progress.

Homework

 

 Spellings Tests are every MONDAY.  New words will no longer be sent home on paper.  All words will be displayed on Google Classroom. 

 Click here to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars site to practise your tables....  who's going to be the first Rock Hero in your class?  Practice your maths skills by playing against other children all over the world!

 

Hwb

Ask your teacher for your HWB password.  On Hwb you can...

  • access your personal Hwb email
  • use online Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • use J2e and much, much more.

Practise coding skills on Scratch

Multiplication Grid Game

Hit the Button

National Tests

Information for parents

Welsh Government guide for parents

Here is a link to the Welsh Government website where you can download sample tests:

Reading

Maths

This website has past test papers from England which can be printed

Useful Links

BBC Bitesize is free and has many activities to practice all aspects of the Literacy and Numeracy framework.

Use the areas for all countries in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education  

IXl maths has free units you can trial for a month: http://uk.ixl.com/  

Nessy reading and spelling has free access: http://www.nessy.com/  

Websites with fun games and activities

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html  

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.maths-games.org/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.primarygames.com/reading.php

http://pbskids.org/games/reading/

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/subject/reading-games/

http://www.smartygames.com/

Lots of great maths games

https://www.kiddle.co 

Google safe search for kids  

Teach your monster to read

Fraction game

 

Spring Term 2 2024

Our value this term is 'courage'. 
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”                                                     

Our Creative Habit of Mind this half term is 'Collaboration'.

 

 

Our topic this term is 'Cardiff jobs, then and now'. 

Our inquiry question through the context is "Why work in Cardiff?" 

Our context began  with a boat trip to Cardiff Bay to explore the docks and learn about Cardiff Bay's history in the Pierhead Building. 

In our  context we will cover the following:

  • Why Cardiff Bay was such an important dock and how significant coal was to Cardiff.
  • How the docks developed and explore why people migrated to Tiger Bay. 
  • The decline of the coal industry and how jobs were affected.  
  • The future of jobs in Cardiff and the importance of technology and AI.

New!

Practice maths for 10 minutes a day on Doodle Maths to make great progress.

  Remember

Our PE day is currently THURSDAY - please wear your PE kit to school every Thursday.  PE kit is a white polo shirt (or your house colour) and grey or black shorts/joggers & trrainers.   Plain kits please, no patterns or large logos.

Reading books: every child has a reading book from our class library and are now allowed to take them home to read.  Your home reading book can be changed whenever necessary.  

Homework

Spellings Tests are every MONDAY.  New words will no longer be sent home on paper.  All words will be displayed on Google Classroom OR Spelling Shed.  

 Click here to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars site to practise your tables....  who's going to be the first Rock Hero in your class?  Practice your maths skills by playing against other children all over the world. 

HWB

Ask your teacher for your HWB password.  On Hwb you can...

  • access your personal Hwb email
  • use online Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • use J2e
  • and much, much more.

Practise coding skills on Scratch

Multiplication Grid Game

Hit the Button

National Tests

Information for parents

Welsh Government guide for parents

Here is a link to the Welsh Government website where you can download sample tests:

Reading

Maths

This website has past test papers from England which can be printed: 

Useful Links

BBC Bitesize is free and has many activities to practice all aspects of the Literacy and Numeracy framework.

Use the areas for all countries in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education  

IXl maths has free units you can trial for a month: http://uk.ixl.com/  

Nessy reading and spelling has free access: http://www.nessy.com/  

Websites with fun games and activities

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html  

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.maths-games.org/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.primarygames.com/reading.php

http://pbskids.org/games/reading/

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/subject/reading-games/

http://www.smartygames.com/

Lots of great maths games

Google safe search for kids

Teach your monster to read

Fraction game