The owl being associated with wisdom, insight and virtue Owl Class look to this verse for inspiration and direction...
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8
- A book study exploring themes including being true to oneself;
and to underpin our learning as readers and writers this year, and beyond...
Field to Fork
- Geography field studies linked to scientific studies of animals and plants in their habitats
RE - Creation
- Exploring our responsibility and our response-ability as stewards of God's creation
We Could be Heroes
- A history of WWI in 35 objects
and an exploration of the importance of iconic images and historical artefacts
that support us in reflecting on key historical events that shape us as a nation and as a global community
- A short, French animated film is the backdrop to developing narrative writing skills
RE - God's Covenants
- From God's covenant with Abraham through the prophets' message and on to the New Covenant
- An investigation through reasoned debate of why the sinking of Titanic -'the ship of dreams' - was such a disaster.
- A titanic book study of a supporting non-fiction text
- With a focus on physical and human geography, a study of natural disasters on our fragile planet
RE - Inspirational People
- With the focus on Jesus as our saviour, his teaching through the Beatitudes and the Gospel values, studies extend to include our call to be a disciple, the saints and contemporary inspirational figures
- The classroom transformed into a newspaper office, editorial teams will be on a deadline to hit the copy deadline as they prepare articles for the school newsletter, and about the Romans just sighted landing on our Kentish shores...
RE - Reconciliation
- The 'ripple effect', the knots of sin untangled, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the courage forgiveness takes all steer us towards a deeper understanding of God's love and forgiveness as we journey towards Easter
On the Top of the World!
- The Ghosts of Everest is our supporting text as we explore the possibility that Hillary and Norgay may not have been the first to set foot on Earth's highest point. An opportunity to rewrite the history books?
RE - Life in the Risen Jesus
- Our start point of Jesus' resurrection leads us on to explore the Spirit in the Church, Jesus' presence and the importance of prayer.
- So just who was responsible for King Duncan's death? The plot and character development of a great writer bring us full-circle and back to our analysis, as accomplished readers and writers now, of Tribes
RE - Other Faiths
- A study and comparison of montheistic faiths - Three faiths, one God. What can we learn from each other?
Homework diaries are issued to each pupil and serve a multitude of functions
combined in one place to aid organisation:
>Children record useful notes for themselves and their parents
i.e. homework set or due. sports fixture, letter due in, test scores...
>Reading homework is recorded and signed by an adult. At least three entries per week.
>Parents and teachers can write comments, notes and questions to support the child's learning etc.
Homework diaries are to be checked at least weekly by a parent / carer
and signed to say that homework has been completed.
Diaries are checked in school on a Tuesday morning.
An enjoyment and an appreciation of reading a broad range of texts is essential to future well-being and success in life. In school, and in the wider world, understanding the written word unlocks the world to us. Although reading aloud and with fluent articulation is important, the focus is now on building reading stamina (up to half and hour of focused reading) and on understanding what we are reading; along with the deeper meaning and broader connections. Formal reading homework should therefore:
>Occur at least times a week.
>Include actual learning, and the points from the discussion
(using any of the set reading skill areas, or a specific one when set)
should be briefly recorded in homework diaries.
MyMaths is the method used for the majority of maths homework.
Although additional tasks will be set to support individuals as required.
or example, a key focus this year is confident calculation using all four operations,
in a problem-solving / reasoning setting.
Times tables and associated division facts.
An end of Year 4 target, this year sees individuals set the target to consolidate number facts and / or to close gaps.
GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING
Specific tasks are set weekly, including spellings. In addition, written tasks that require editing with respect to grammar, punctuation and spelling might be set as supported homework.
WRITING AND PROJECTS
Written homework is set to support learning in class. In order to consolidate the children's learning with respect to the writing process, editing for improvement and grammar, written homework is to completed with the direct support of a parent.
Project work may occasionally be set to support our studies in class.
Should pupils wish to undertake their own projects, we would readily share them in class.