Mr Martin's Class
Welcome to Class 2AM's page. We are a lovely group of Year 4 children who love to learn new things! Our class teacher is Mr Martin. Mrs Green and Mrs Dixon help us with our learning in Maths and English each morning. We are also really lucky to have Music lessons with Miss Csiba and Spanish lessons with Mrs Lauder.
We are able to change our reading book whenever we have finished reading it. We note down the page numbers we have read and ask an adult from home to sign the relevant part in our reading diaries. Mr Martin will collect our reading diaries on a Monday morning to check they have been signed. The school expectation is for reading diaries to be signed at least 3 times a week. It is important to bring our book bags to school everyday for letters and other important information.
We are given Maths homework from our individual Maths set teachers. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Monday to be marked. Mr Martin will also send our English homework. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings for each week are in the children's planners. Each week the children should practise at home 4 times, there is space for this in the planner. However, if spellings are completed in another manner (iPads, notebooks etc.) please indicate how many times they have done this and ensure that you sign the spelling page in the planner.
Please have PE kits in school throughout the week. It is also very important that all belongings are clearly named. If children are wearing earrings, ensure that they are able to remove them for PE or provide tape for them to be covered up to meet health and safety recommendations. Long hair should be tied up for PE.
It is important to bring a water bottle to school every day, filled with fresh water. In addition, children can bring a healthy snack for break time. These snacks should meet the agreed list: fruit, vegetables, cheese or yoghurt.
Learning in Term 1 - The Stone Age to the Iron Age
We will be linking our learning this term with the Stone Age. In History, we will be researching this period of time and way of life. This knowledge will support the work we complete in English sessions. In Art, we will be developing our drawing and sketching skills to create our own cave drawing.
Term 1 Recommended Reading...
General "good reads!"...
Please let Mr Martin know if there are any exciting books which you think others would like to read or you have found linked to this term's topic.
Term 2 - Asia
This term we will be linking our learning with Asia. In geography, we will be researching our chosen country and its culture. In D&T, we will be developing our culinary skills making dishes relating to our chosen country.
Term 3 Ancient Egypt
This term we will be linking our learning with Ancient Egypt. In history we will be researching this period in time and the way that the Ancient Egyptians lived. This knowledge will support some of the work that we complete during our English lessons and provide the stimulus for our print work in art.
Term 4 - Local History Study
This term we will be linking our learning this term with a local history study. In history we will be researching Lincoln Castle and in D&T, we will be developing our design and build skills to produce a mini catapult or trebuchet. This knowledge will support some of the work that we complete during our English lessons.
Term 5 - Forces in Motion
This term we will be linking our scientific learning on forces with our design and technology project on catapults. In English we with be creating a play script based on a well known children's story, developing our letter writing skills and enjoying performance poetry.