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Welcome to Class 4's page! 

Class 4

Welcome back to Class 4's webpage for 2023,

We will be kicking off the year by looking at ‘Life in the favela, Brazil' for our  Geography lessons. In these lessons, we will be looking at the differences in human features which make up a typical childhood whilst growing up in the favela and comparing this to life in North Devon. 

This term we will begin out learning in science with 'Electricity'. We will be looking at how to make simple circuits, understanding types of electricity and experimenting with conductors and insulators. In our Art lessons we will be looking at creating assemblage (collage style) using recyclable materials which I will be asking for you guys at home to collect, clean and bring in to school to assist with our learning.

In PE we will be starting our learning with Netball, in doing so we will e analysing different skills such as passing, moving, shooting and teamwork to make up successful netball teams, Each week on a Friday afternoon, I will continue to teach our Class Spanish whilst Mr Teuchmann teaches Class 5 Computing (ICT) as we did last year. Half way through the afternoon, we will then swap and I will teach Spanish to Class 5 and Mr Teuchmann will teach our Class for Computing! 

Please be prepared to commit to reading daily, even if it is for a short period of time. If you can, read to a family member to help practice reading aloud (this will really boost your confidence!). Please keep your reading up-to-date with which pages you have read each week, ensuring that a minimum of 15 pages are read by Thursday each week for Mrs Slee, Mrs Mehrtens and I to check. Homework is due on Thursday mornings and the next weeks homework will be stuck in the children's books on Friday mornings. Spelling tests will continue to be done every Friday and these will be based on the spelling patterns we have been looking at in the previous week.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with me.

Thank you,

Mr Ellis, Mrs Slee and Mrs Mehrtens







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