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Welcome to Owl Class - Year 4

Helloooooo from Owl Class!

Who’s whoooo!

Mrs Ford has been a teacher in St Benedict’s for many years. She is well known for her love of Art and Science. In fact she leads these subjects in the school and has an infamous classroom cupboard that reputedly contains everything anyone might need for art or science lessons. She likes to provide exciting and engaging practical activities and is not afraid of a messy classroom! She is just as enthusiastic about history and geography so the topics in year 4 are just up her street. She runs an Art Club and is involved in Eco Club…look out for Science Club later in the year.

In Owl Class we often work with other adults. Miss Branton is our full time Teaching Assistant who helps the children with their work in class, runs intervention groups and is a listening ear for any problems they have. Miss Branton loves art too so you can be sure we will be having lots of art lessons and developing our skills and our creativity.

Throughout the year we also work closely with the Wildlife Trust, learning about the wetland environment of Somerset as part of our science and geography curriculum.

In Owl Class this year, there are a super group of owls who “Think a lot” and are not “Afraid of the dark”. They are amazing learners with lots of knowledge and skills! They are creative; we are developing our independence and learning to be resilient when things are tricky!

Spring Term 2020

This term our topic is Avalon, Arthur and Alfred and we will be learning about the Anglo Saxon time in history. We will be visiting the NNR at Westhay and Ham Wall to see the Starling Murmurations.

In English we are really focusing on developing our reading skills. It is really important that children read regularly at home as well as in class. Obviously Accelerated Reader and quizzes play a large part of this. In Owl class this term we will be looking at some texts that relate to our history topic including – King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, The Tale of Beowulf and the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.  Rumour has it we may even meet King Arthur!

In maths there is a big focus on learning our times tables as year 4 children take a statutory times table test in the summer. Any help with practising and becoming fluent is much appreciated as knowledge of times tables is vital. Other topics we will be covering this term are fractions and calculation.

So …we are looking forward to an exciting term; learning all sorts of new things, developing our skills, increasing our confidence and having fun!