St Joseph's Rotherhithe

Anne Frank Class

Hello, and welcome to Anne Frank Class' page!

I am Miss Griffey and I am the Year 4 teacher. I look forward to working with you and your children this year! Please do look through our diary at all the exciting things we are getting up to this year!

 

Here are some of our weekly routines:

 

Homework is assigned on google classroom every Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. It will consist of one piece of literacy and one piece of numeracy per week.

 

Year 4 children will also be given a new weekly spelling rule and times tables every Monday which should be practised every night in their spelling and time tables record books. They will need to learn these by Friday when they will be tested.

 

In St. Joseph's we recognise that reading is of the utmost importance for our children, that is why we have built 30 minutes of reading into our timetable Monday-Wednesday as well as a daily 3pm read. On top of this, we ask you as parents to read with your child every night for 30 minutes.

 

PE will take place every Wednesday afternoon. We ask that you send your children to school in full PE kit that day.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to come and see me after school. I am always happy to see you!
Thank you again for your continued support.

 

 

Our Learning - Spring 2

Spring 2

Our class Topic is: Traders and Raiders

 

In RE we will look at the Eucharist and giving and receiving on our journey towards Easter. We will learn about why the Eucharist is so important and discuss how it makes us closer to God.

 

In Literacy this half term, our focus will be on fictional writing. We will learn how to write a heroic story based on the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. We are focusing on expanding our vocabulary and adding more detail and description to our sentences.

 

In Numeracy this half term, we will be learning about money and decimals. We will be using our knowledge of multiplication, division and fractions from last half term to help us. In addition to this, children should be practising their multiplications at home every night in their times tables records.

 

In Science, we are learning about sound and how it travels to allow us to hear. This is a very exciting and interesting topic and we will be taking part in lots of different experiments throughout the term.

 

In History, we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will focus on their time in Britain, what attracted them here and what their lives were like at the time.

 

Our Learning - Spring 1

Spring 1

Our class Topic is: Potions

 

Remote Education

Unfortunately this term, most of us are learning remotely, however, all of the children are working very hard both at home and in school to ensure we make the most out of every school day. We login to Google Classroom for our live Maths lesson at 9.15, this consists of a fluency session as well as learning about our current topic. After Maths, we log back in for our English lesson, the children are all very keen to share their brilliant ideas for our fantasy stories and they continue to produce amazing writing. In the afternoon, we take part in one of our curriculum subjects including; RE, PSHE, Science, History, Computing and PE! Finally, we end our busy day listening to our class story 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.

 

In RE we will look at our communities and what they mean to us. We will then learn about the importance of communities, the benefits of being part of one and who Jesus' community was.

 

In Literacy this half term, our focus will be on fictional writing. We will learn how to write a fantasy story based on our topic of Potions. We are focusing on expanding our vocabulary and adding more detail to our sentences.

 

In Numeracy this half term, we will be learning about measurement and area as well as extending our knowledge of multiplication and division. In addition to this, children should be practising their multiplications at home every night in their times tables records.

 

In Science, we are learning about different states of matter: liquids, solids and gases. This is a very exciting topic and we will be taking part in lots of different experiments throughout the term.

 

In History, we are learning about the history of medicine, comparing modern day medicine to that of the past. We will research the different treatments used in the past and we will also learn about some amazing scientists and physicians who helped advance the treatment of illnesses.

 

Our Learning - Autumn 2

Autumn 2

Our class Topic is: The Blue Abyss

 

In RE we will look at the symbols of Baptism\Conformation and belonging. We will then learn about Advent as a time to look forward to Christmas. At home, you can discuss with your child how your family welcomes visitors to your home and find out about some Christian symbols for Advent.

 

In Literacy this half term, our focus will be on non-fiction writing. We will learn how to write non-chronological reports based on our topic of the Blue Abyss. We are focusing on expanding our vocabulary and adding more detail to our sentences.

 

In Numeracy this half term, we will be learning about measurement and perimeter as well as extending our knowledge of multiplication and division. In addition to this, children should be practising their multiplications at home every night in their times tables records.

 

In Geography, our focus will be on the use of maps, oceans, continents and learning about the Great Barrier Reef. The children will also learn about plastic pollution and how harmful it can be to living things.

 

In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn about different sea creatures, coral, food chains and we will even do an investigation with brine shrimp.

 

In Art, the children will learn sketching skills. They will be observing and drawing fish and creatures from the ocean focusing on their detail.

 

Our Learning - Autumn 1

Autumn 1

Our class Topic is: I am Warrior!

 

In RE we will be learning about People, our families trees and Jesus' family tree.

 

In Literacy we will be studying Historical Stories! We will be reading Roman Invasion and using it to inspire us when we are writing our historical stories.

 

In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on Place Value, Number Lines and Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

 

In History we will be learning about Roman invasion of Britain and the legacy they left behind long after they left. 

 

In Science we will learn all about plants and working scientifically to discover the optimal conditions for plant growth. In addition we will be learning about the many plants the Romans introduced to Britain. 

 

In Art Year 4 will be studying the mosaic artist Ed Chapman and recreating his work.

 

In PE we will be working on personalised challenges. This will focus on co-ordination, control, reaction and balance.

 

In addition there will be French lessons taking place on Friday.